James was three days old. Isaac was making me breakfast and I was in the bedroom holding James. I had just finished feeding him, was utterly exhausted emotionally and physically, and still processing the past few days. I had music playing and was singing to the baby boy I was finally holding. The baby I had […]

Adopt. [verb] To legally take another’s child and bring it up as one’s own. Today’s post is one that is near and dear to my heart. Adoption is something that has impacted my life in so many amazing ways… My mom was adopted as a baby when her young, unmarried birth parents decided to offer […]

A Time for Everything | read more at happilythehicks.com

It’s been almost two months since my dad left his earthly home to join his Heavenly Father in his eternal home. Most days are okay. But other days it’s so so hard. I know this is all a part of the mourning process, but it’s still so hard to believe that he’s gone for good. […]

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I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while now, but have struggled to find the words to say. How can I fully capture the amazing man my dad was, and the selfless grandfather I had in just a few words? There are so many emotions I wish I could explain to you… So […]

Magnify No Other Name | read more at happilythehicks.com

Today marks a year since I found out my dad has cancer.  I still remember every moment of the day I got the news. I was finishing up lunch at a pizza place with some friends after being at a women’s retreat with my church all weekend. My dad called, and I answered thinking he […]

The Light of the World (Emmanuel) | read more at happilythehicks.com

It’s so easy to get caught up in the commercialization of Christmas. Between the gifts, the decorations, the cookies and the traditions, it’s easy to forget the whole reason we celebrate Christmas. With Christmas in just a few days, I wanted to share some things that have been on my heart lately. I have really […]

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Give Thanks in Every Circumstance | read more at happilythehicks.com

Being thankful is so much more than appreciating the “good” things in life. It means you are able to give thanks no matter what. Today I’m sharing some things that have been on my heart lately, and giving thanks to God for everything!  This Thursday is Thanksgiving, which means this week will be full of bloggers, Instagrammers, […]

It is Well | read more at happilythehicks.com

Growing up, I always loved the song It is Well With My Soul. My mom used to have a music box that would play it, and I could listen to it for hours because it was so beautiful. I still remember learning about the story behind the song when I was in fourth grade. I […]

You Have Filled My Heart with Greater Joy | read more at happilythehicks.com

I made this painting the other day, and ever since it has been on my mind. It’s made me think about what it means to have joy in the Lord, and how that sets Christians apart from the rest of the world. I praise Him because He has filled my heart with greater joy.  (Click on […]

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I'm becca, and I'm so glad you're here.

I'm a sinner saved by grace who loves staying active and eating healthy. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Isaac, and I'm mama to James and an adorable puppy named Lillie.

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