We were doing some celebrating of mother’s on the show Friday, and it got me thinking about my mom. She’s an amazing lady who taught me how to fold clothes, wash the floor, and make my bed. She allowed  me to explore (even on top of the counters) and encouraged me to experiment. She showed me what it looked like to love, and how to stand up for myself and others. 

My mom has faced struggles, we’ve been at odds, but through it all I’ve always known that I could rely on my moms love being ever present. My mama bear has got my back and she’s not letting go! 

Thank you mom for helping me grow and learn throughout my whole life. I love you. 

Sageism #158671

“in Nana’s car you have to turn a crank to get the windows down. She has an old car I guess.”

3ish things


Friday Night Games

This past weekend was the second annual Glory Gals Retreat . I’m honored that God has chosen me to play the role of organizer for it. As I was finishing the last bit of packing equipment up and getting it loaded into the truck, the director of the facility that is used asked me a great question. What were three things I learned from the weekend.

GULP – ummm ahhhh I had to think about that. It’d been such a busy weekend I hadn’t taken the time to ponder. So I sat down and thought about it.

Here’s what I came up with: Continue reading

He woke me up!

coversI’m awake…I look over at my phone for the time…4:43am. I want to close my eyes and go back to sleep, but I know if I attempt it, I’ll just toss and turn and wish I was asleep. So I take a moment to listen to the quite house. Pull my phone under the covers to hide the light from my sleeping husband, and open up  Continue reading

The Only Chocolate Cookie

My church is fantastic about having goodies every Sunday. It’s an amazing spread of goodies every week. We all line up for the coffee station in the fellowship hall followed by tray after tray of treats. My children even have a ritual in regards to the treats. Continue reading

Taking a Break

Yesterday I was having an ehhhh day. Not feeling motivated or excited. Was hard to find anything positive in the day. I kept putting one foot in front of the other, but faking it till I made it the whole way. I knew it was a temporary state, but still didn’t like the feeling. Continue reading

Daily reminder

It’s hard to keep positive everyday. It’s hard to look ahead. It’s hard to not think life is scary and short as the TV show I’m watching just said. It’s hard…but as my God reminds me, it doesn’t have to be.
It takes a lot of baby steps, in my experience, but it’s worth it. Give control over. And you’ll gain more than you gave up.
How to start? I have a reminder on my phone to help me remember to take that first step every day.