It was a rough morning

BOUNDARIES

My shirt is covered with slobber and snot. It was a rough morning. My day didn’t start out that way though. It started out pretty good. Baby G was excited to leave the house – wearing his “big-boy” backpack – this morning. It was once we got to school that things took a turn. He wanted […]

[Continue reading]

Dear Younger Me

Dear Younger Me

  Dear Younger Me, I’m not sure where to start. This letter is not meant to shame or condemn. The mistakes you will make have made you me.   I don’t necessarily want to take away any hurt or pain because that’s how you learn. I do want to tell you, younger me, to love God and […]

[Continue reading]

Grace

  My palms are sweaty and my knees are weak. The butterflies had taken over my belly as I got up in front of the classroom to deliver my speech. The subject was “Delta Pride” – why was I proud to live in this region. I was a wreck. My shaky hands held my notecards […]

[Continue reading]

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is one of the hardest things to do.

  Forgiveness is one of the hardest things to do. Yet, we are called to forgive because God forgave us. It’s still hard. After all, we are human and we are messed up. Being a stepmom and showing forgiveness your husband’s ex is at the top of the list of hard things to do. She […]

[Continue reading]

Busy

When people ask me how I am doing or what’s new or how I’ve been, my answer is almost always the same: busy.

  When people ask me how I am doing or what’s new or how I’ve been, my answer is almost always the same: busy. I’m busy trying to make everything around me go smoothly. Trying to take charge of my life and my family because I’m scared something will get messed up. I’m actually afraid […]

[Continue reading]

Mistakes

Write 31 Days- Mistakes

  Mom: The horses got out. Do you know anything about it? Me: No. What happened? Mom: Someone left the gate unlatched. Are you sure you didn’t have anything to do with it? Weren’t you the last one through? Me: I was but I latched it. Honest. I didn’t latch the gate. I was eleven […]

[Continue reading]

Life changing

I can think of so many moments that could be considered life-changing. How do you choose just one? Studying abroad? Meeting my husband? Being a stepmom? Deciding to go back to church? Giving birth? So many moments – good and bad – have made me who I am today. But if I had to pick […]

[Continue reading]

Childhood part two

Write 31 Days- Childhood part two

  If you did not experience childhood in the early 80s let me enlighten you. In 1984 there was a phenomenon among the preschool set known as Rainbow Brite. She was a girl who rode a horse on a rainbow. Need I say more?? I was one of these preschoolers smitten with Rainbow Brite. On the […]

[Continue reading]

Traditions

Write 31 Days- Traditions

  Picture this: Thirty people crammed into the kitchen, living room and game room, spilling out onto the deck. Everyone is yelling to be heard because everyone is talking at once. I love traditions. I am thankful for my family and this wild bunch who gather every fourth Thursday in November because they are Thanksgiving to […]

[Continue reading]

Childhood

Caroline Hernandez

  When I was in preschool and elementary school my mom had an in-home daycare. You could say I was a self-appointed assistant director at my mom’s daycare. I would enforce rules and direct games. Some people may have called me a bossy child because of this. I choose to think of it as developing […]

[Continue reading]