Bradshaw Balloon Bride

And my sweet husband vows to take me on a hot air balloon ride every year. And this is one reason I love him; he knows me and sees me and understands me. Life is beautiful as Bradshaw’s Bride.

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…

I am truly free and finally safe

I have been to a lot of weddings since my own first one in 2005. Tons and tons really because I was one of the first of my friends to get married at 21 years old and in your twenties you tend to attend them one after another. And going to weddings after that one…

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…

be loved

I spent so many years LISTENING….listening to the Christian culture that I wasn’t sure I agreed with, listening to people with ulterior motives than my best interest, listening to that which opposed what my heart was telling me. This decision to listen to others over myself would alter my life forever. I can’t help but…

authenticity

So, because I love personality tests and I am an explorer of self-awareness, I know that I long for authenticity. Because I also study people, I think many of them also long for authenticity. Why, though, are there some that are so dishonest? Some who perhaps dont even know themselves fully and live every day…

I now pronounce you Divorced AF

Divorced People are so funny about it. And I don’t mean funny-ha-ha. But they want to tell you what they saw and how it might not be what was true or was even worse, but for the love, let them tell you what they could see from the outside.Some people say but you looked happy…

and then noah went to middle school

Soooo…..ya’ll know I’m a weird homeschooler, right? I’ve been homeschooling my kids since 2013, making this our 7th year we started a year of education at home in September.This year has looked different though, for several reasons. We tried online school this year. (And by that I don’t mean the K-12 stuff cause I know…

real thing

Real ThingZac Brown Band It was in a crystal bottle on his deskHe’d save it for the times to not forgetI miss the way he’d share with meThe things that he held trueWhile the lessons rolled around his 80 proofAll it took wasOne sip and it blew my mindThose good ol’ boys sure make it…

momo’s ring

Just before my grandmother, Momo, ended her battle with cancer, I was moving away. Just weeks before her final breath, we had a few final face-to-face talks. I’m lucky that the last few years before her cancer, I had taken the time to do a series of interviews with her; or more accurately, I would…