Not Everyone, But Some

Not everyone makes it.  Not every one toughs it out.  Not everyone hangs on to the tiniest shreds of hope when things seems so bad.  Not everyone remembers that they love their significant other and the reasons why, despite how angry or hurt they are. Not everyone knows how to forgive, and if they do, not everyone will give it.  …

Christmas

I have always loved Christmas. The season. The gathering. The element of surprise. All the little things. The traditions. Just the way it makes me feel in general. Warm and fuzzy. As a child it was such a magical time. But having kids of my own, it’s even more magical now. Seeing their excitement and wonder. Doing little crafts that, …

Write Your Own Story

Life. It can be great. It can be happy. It can be peaceful and calm. But sometimes, it can be tough, unfair. Even downright cruel. It’s in those moments of worry, anxiety, fear and stress that we get to decide how things will affect us. That’s when you need to remember the pen is still in your hand. Don’t let …

When I Care Too Much

I have been thinking lately, that I know I care too much. I don’t mean that directed at anyone or any particular thing. I have always been one of those people who cares so much about what others think, and their feelings, that I forget my own. I repress my own thoughts and feelings, for fear of seeming inconsiderate or …

What Matters Most…

As I sit here with what seems like the weight of the world on my shoulders, I see you, my babies. You keep me grounded. You bring me back to what matters most. You remind me of who I am. You remind me why I do the things I do. In this crazy time where it seems all I do …

Dear Mama

Dear mama, I know you are tired. I know you are stressed. And I also know, you know how incredibly blessed you are at the very same time. So that means you don’t dare want to utter a word that says otherwise. But mama, it’s ok to feel many different ways and still know how good your life is. We …

To My Circle, I Got Your Back

You know who you are.  Some of you are family. Literally blood relation.  Some of you are family because of the bond we share.  Some of you I started school with.  Some of you came into my life during college.  Some of you came into my adult life.  But to all of you, I got your back.  If you want …

Tonight

Tonight This week…. It has been a roller coaster.  It has been long.  It’s been noisy.  It’s been emotional.  It’s been new.  It’s been remembering.  It’s been feeling overwhelmed. It’s made me feel like I couldn’t catch my breath.  It’s been a lot. But it’s also been blessed. It’s been finding the ray of light in the dark.  It’s been …

Happy Father’s Day

Big, strong and tough. Protector, provider, leader.  Little boys first hero.  Little girls first love.  Teacher of right and wrong.  Fixer of all things broken. Mender of fences.  Mender of hearts. Lifelong coach. Keeper of wisdom. Keeper of secrets.  Giver of real advice. Never judging, always motivating. Always there for the good and the bad.  Always strong but gentle. The …

After the Storm

This too, shall pass. I know right now, a lot of things feel out of control. Things feel scary and like there is no end in sight. When the darkness rolls in and you can’t find the sun so you can see, be the light. There is light inside of you. Let that light break you out of the darkness. …