*I apologize for this post in some areas- most of this comes from my journal that I keep and I wrote it over the course of about a week or so and I just kind of copied that and added some in between. On June 18th, Andy came home and said, “Well. I got a call… Read More our new adventure.
About a week or so ago, I heard a remark somewhere (honestly cannot remember where I heard it) and it went something like this: Are you actually living your life or are you living it through your phone? Besides Instagram, despite what it might seem, I really don’t log onto social media much. I post everything through… Read More actually living.
Fourteen moves: eleven apartments and houses, seven cities, and four states. 5 wonderful, spontaneous, and adventurous years before children; 5 beautiful, sleep-deprived, and joyful years after children. Years of little, years of a lot. Years with both trials and many, many blessings. Always an abundance of laughter. Our love still abounds and challenges and molds… Read More ten beautiful years.
We have had one horrible week. The things that have gone down, the actions of others, and health scares have just wrecked havoc on us. I got a call on Wednesday morning from my mom and I could tell by her voice something had happened. I’ll never forget that same voice when she told me… Read More because of today.
There was a time, way back when, that I didn’t quite embrace the fact that my life naturally attracted all things weird, embarrassing, different, and “dirty”. I was a preacher’s kid and I was always so watched that I was rather insecure for much of my growing up. Though it has gotten better, I still… Read More watched : rising above insecurities in the church
I have been SICK this week. So sick I was quarantined in my room for several days and barely able to raise my head. But even so, I’ve been able to take in some glimpses of life that I wouldn’t normally be able to appreciate quite as much. Glimpses of the girls growing up especially.… Read More glimpses.
I remember going through the motions of a “weird” Christmas last year and thinking “this is not how I wanted it to go”. I was depressed and almost bitter watching everyone post all kinds of pictures of their kids in matching PJs, etc. I was so weary and had a bad attitude. Then I realized that I… Read More the Christmas He knew I needed
Last year was a crazy Christmas- full of travel and fun and stress and hard times. It didn’t feel like Christmas last year for even a day. Everything about it just seemed off somehow. It just wasn’t the Christmas I intended. This year we have had a much better time preparing and getting the girls excited… Read More Christmas Letter 2013
Sometimes life just gets discouraging. The mundane of the every day seems to wear on me and there are times when I wonder why I’m trying so hard to get the people I’m in charge of to do the same things over and over. How many times have I heard the quote, “The definition of… Read More fight.
Y’all. I’m so overwhelmingly behind on posting I don’t even know where to start. So I shall make a list. Because why not? 1. Last weekend I got to attend the Lifeway event dotMom in Chattanooga. It was one of those weekends where I just felt so many burdens I carry as a mom taken… Read More a list because I’m too tired to be witty.