Tonight as I was putting Brielle to sleep, I was telling her how amazing, beautiful, and such a blessing she was to me.  I wanted her to just know that I am so happy that God allows us each and every day to raise her and be her parents.  I think we get so caught up in our every day lives, that we just forget to tell our kids how precious of a gift and amazing they are.

After I was telling Brielle how amazing she was, she looked and me and said “I’m sad”, (and then I knew right then and there that her mind was racing and her heart was digging so deep) so of course I asked why and she stated to me “I am sad because God took my brother and my sister and I want to know why.”  This just stumped me, because I am amazed at the fact that my three year old comprehends so much at her age.  I told her that we are all God’s children to begin with, so he doesn’t take any of them from us, he just simply has a differently calling for their life.  I went on to say that they are very much alive and happy and probably running around as we speak. She then states “I just want to know why God allowed my brother and sister to be born sick,” well..that was a tough one because it just hit me so deep.  That is exactly what I used to ask Him all the time when I was told that I was carrying a terminally ill baby.  But the best response that I could come up with is that God makes every single one of us differently and some of us are more unique than others and are born sick, but that it doesn’t make any of us less special, just more unique. She was satisfied at this point and just said “I just want to give you a really tight hug right now” and so she did, and proceeded to go to sleep.

Let me tell you, I learn SO much from her, and I know I don’t always have the best answers to her questions,and I will definitely let her know if it is something that I need some time to think about and get back to her. Knowing at just three years old that she can really understand where her siblings are, and grasp the fact that they are both different than her is so so precious and special in our hearts and our family.  Shane and I definitely know that we are doing something right raising her.

I just felt like this needed to be shared, and I wanted it documented so that I would never forget this precious little conversation, with my precious little girl.

©2017 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved


DIY picture frame

DIY picture frame

I remember back in the day, when I was in Elementary school, we made little picture frames out of popsicle sticks, and I wanted to re-create that with my little toddler!

Here are all of the supplies you will need:

  • crayons
  • popsicle sticks
  • beads of any sort
  • stickers/decorations
  • hot glue gun (to make sure it sticks as well)
  • a picture cut to fit the sticks

-First, I let Brielle color the sticks any colors she wanted (front and back)

-Next, I took the glue gun and glued all of the sticks together in the corners and added the beads on top with hot glue and then let that dry

-Then, I let Brielle place little stickers and decorations all around the sticks

-Finally, I let her help me cut the picture to the correct size, and I hot glued it to the back of the frame, let it dry, and it was complete



So easy, and so fun! Brielle and I used this craft as a learning time experience practicing colors, shapes, and improving her fine motor skills.

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.




Those precious times

have come and gone,

where you needed mommy

over everyone.


From changing your diaper,

and putting on your clothes,

 to combing your hair,

and watching you grow.


Now it’s time I set you free

to see what kind of toddler you grow up to be.

These times I will forever cherish,

and I can’t wait to see you

spread your wings,

and watch you flourish.

©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.

11 years down…

I cannot believe Shane and I have been dating for 11 years!! Where in the WORLD has all the time gone??

So much as happened that I feel like I want to take a trip down memory lane for my lovely readers!

2005- The year we met and became “official”, I was a little 16 year old teenager, and he was the “older man” (lol), 17, and about to graduate HS.

2006-I drove 5 hours to go visit Shane at Cisco Junior college and spent the night in the boys dorms.. um gross! lol

2007-I graduated HS, went to Shane’s first family reunion (and was SO overwhelmed by the amount of people in his family).

2008- Still doing our long-distance relationship, and met up more times this year and than ever before.

2009- We got engaged a week before I turned 21, and realized that romantic dates involving kayaking, canoeing, or paddle boats, were not so fun.

2010- We got married!! 10-10-10!

2011-We got pregnant with Lamar!

2012- We lost our precious baby boy.. 07-14-2012. I also graduated RN school 12-12-12.

2013- We welcomed our baby girl Brielle 06-14-2013.

2014- We welcomed our precious Rochelle 11-06-2014 and she passed away 1-07-2015.

2015- We bought our first house!

2016- We got certified/approved to foster/adopt!

We actually just got through with our 3 hour home study!! Hopefully everything went well, and we will be adding to the Johnson family soon!! 🙂

We have been through so much in our lives,  but we have remained together through thick and thin because God has a plan for the both of us, and our lives together.  We were meant to be together, and take this journey through life with one another.

Please join us in prayer as we leap into this journey with foster or adoption and open our hearts to help another child in need.

Beautiful flowers Shane got me!! 🙂
Family love!
Daddy/Daughter love!


©2016 Sheridan Johnson @Journey with the Johnsons. All Rights Reserved.