And I Am Thankful

Gabby Barrett- The Good Ones He’s a phone call to his parentsHe’s a Bible by the bedHe’s the t-shirt that I’m wearingHe’s the song stuck in my HeadHe’s solid and He’s steadyLike the Allegheny runsHe knows just where He’s goingAnd He’s proud of where He’s from One of the good onesHe’s one of the good…

this man of mine

I am more thankful for this man than I can put into words.Every day, integrity.Every day, honesty.Every day, modeling for my sons how to be a man worthy of respect.Every day, showing my daughters how women should be treated.Every day, providing.Every day, genuine.Every day, transparent.Every day, good to all of us.I am so glad I…

Dance With Me

Kiss me like you want toHold on like you need toRemember what you do, speaks more than just words when you sayI’m sorry when you’re wrongWhen I’m weak make me feel strongDance with me through life’s whole song, til the end has been written in stone On the day that we first metThough I didn’t…

when you haven’t mattered

Every time someone tries to turn an innocent mind against their mother, I will have a receipt to share. Every time someone attacks who I am to those who trust me and love me, I will have a receipt to share. Every time someone tries to make my kids into theirs, I will have a receipt to share. I am not throwing away my motherhood because of someone else’s determination to disrespect me.

I wore shorts in public yesterday

I wore shorts in public yesterday for the first time since 2007. I wear pajamas with shorts and shorts around my house for the first time since 2007.It’s almost 100 degrees outside and my house was built in 1850 and shorts feel good, so what, you may say. So I’ll tell you what…. I spent…

budget, baby

My spouse and I wrote a budget last week.As in, we actually set down and wrote out a budget. Together. And some of ya’ll are like “so what?” but this is something I’ve longed for for many years. Through all of the hard times, lean years, wealthy seasons, times of surgeries and illnesses, giving birth,…

Evelyn & Adam & all the abused kids in this country

I know I am obsessing over little Evelyn Boswell.And I’m sorry for my distraction. But you see, I am a mother to a child like Evelyn who was rescued just before he could be killed by his parents. I have had the honor of raising a child I have no doubt would not have lived…

Life Anew

I’ve been writing a lot about the past, and if ya’ll follow my blog you know that’s kind of what I do. But I also want to acknowledge all the good things that have happened since the revelation of so much negative. This man came into my life in the wildest time, following one of…

reblog: finding joy

TO MY KIDS, YOU ARE NOT A PRODUCT OF DIVORCE by Rachel Marie Martin It’s taken me six years to be able to have the courage to write this letter. I think six years is a good number, a good indicator of time, of seasons passing and new seasons beginning.  In the beginning months after your…