Three years later…

Just under a year ago, I made a post about finding a safe place in the church. The funny thing is, I wrote that piece in a time of reflection. Yet here I am today and not much has changed… This picture is blurry. This picture is old. This picture shows two little babies whoContinue reading “Three years later…”

Girl, stop “washing your face”

This is going to be a very unpopular opinion, and I’m okay with that…⁣ I was there. I read the book and I bought into it. ⁣ I fell prey into believing that I am in control and that what others think of me should never matter. I believed the lie that I should beContinue reading “Girl, stop “washing your face””

We chose what we saw fit…and still do

I don’t know why after 22 years I still struggle with how others see me. I don’t know why I constantly apologize for the things I do and I don’t know why I feel like I always have to explain myself to others. But I do…even after 22 years. You see, nearly a year andContinue reading “We chose what we saw fit…and still do”

I miss it, but I don’t…

There’s nothing quite like being sick and spending days in bed to drive you straight into a reminiscent state. ⁣⠀⠀⁣The truth is, I miss it. ⁣⠀⠀⁣I miss the long naps cuddling together. ⁣⠀⠀⁣I miss our long hours together that required nursing and changing diapers and lots of learning on both ends. ⁣ The truth is,Continue reading “I miss it, but I don’t…”

Have a team focus outside of sports

You may not be a football fan, and that’s okay. But I think we learn important lessons through sports. Today, my family and I sat and watched an emotional Saints game. I know there’s a lot of people who don’t understand that, but there is a lot of pride for the team who represents yourContinue reading “Have a team focus outside of sports”

Love yourself always

I vividly remember when I was in the sixth grade and a girl who is a few years older hardcore laughed at me because of my eyes. ⁣ ⁣ I was standing there, waiting for my mom to come pick me up, and she looked at me, chuckled and said, “Your eyes are practically black.”Continue reading “Love yourself always”

Isaiah 58:11

Sometimes, I think I fail to share things here for one reason or another. “It’s too short” or “it’s not ‘good enough,’” though I’m not sure what makes something enough. So, in 2019, I want to be better at sharing things that may be come off as less than perfect. Perhaps you need this today…Continue reading “Isaiah 58:11”

Starting the new year strong

It’s funny, isn’t it? How we build up the end of the year to this one big moment where the clock strikes twelve, you kiss your love (or dog…), shout out “Happy New Year” and then go to bed? You have family traditions like black eyed peas and cabbage and a day of relaxation. YouContinue reading “Starting the new year strong”

It doesn’t all end at 21

I turn 22 today. People often say after your 21st there’s not really another monumental birthday. After that, you dread each one because it’s a sign you’re getting older. But quite honestly, I don’t dread getting older. That may just have something to do with my being a wife and mother so I feel anywhereContinue reading “It doesn’t all end at 21”

Top 5 blog posts of 2018

If you have known me for awhile, you know that I used to be the least sentimental person EVER. But then my heart grew three sizes and I became an emotional fruit basket. (Full disclosure: I don’t actually know where that phrase came from but my sister and I used to call my mom thatContinue reading “Top 5 blog posts of 2018”