I came upon this picture (hiding in the attic) of myself at age 17. A slew of memories flooded my mind as I looked in the eyes of this young girl. A girl trying desperately to fit in. One with so many dreams. A girl that's made mistakes but is resolute to move in the direction God would have her go. One who is afraid of what the future holds but more of afraid of not knowing what that future is. It was very surreal looking at this picture. Especially now that I'm raising teenagers and they too, I'm sure have the same questions and struggles and joys.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Have you ever heard that saying "hindsight is 20/20?" It's definitely true. But I also believe that blurry vision can be a good thing. We make mistakes and grow from them and if everything was always clear as crystal what on earth could we possibly gain? Finding our way is where the learning happens.
Family home evening. It's something we've tried to be consistent at for 20 years since we got married. I'm terrible at certain things. But this is one thing we have done okay on and I think it's because it means so much to the kids and so it keeps us accountable. Plus, our sweet Halee is visiting while her hardworking husband provides, so tonight was extra special as we took the kids swimming in this unusual 90 degree weather. AND Halee made us two beautifully delicious coconut cream pies for dessert. Who could ask for more?
Sunday, May 14, 2017
First and foremost (because mom will ALWAYS come first in my book) I'm so grateful for my sweet mama and all she has taught me throughout my life. There's something safe about having your mom wrap her arms around you and tell you it's going to be okay. My mom has done that for me many times in my life and without her love and support I'm not sure where I'd be today.
The girls ran into my bedroom a few mornings ago claiming that they heard dad say a bad word. I sighed and asked which word they heard. Scarlett spelled it "bull s-h-*-t" I said "are you SURE he says that?" secretly hoping they'd assume that surely they had heard wrong. Grace pipes in "I think he said bull shoot." Scarlett then yells "that's just dumb, and doesn't make any sense!" Needless to say I went into the kitchen and said to Chris "it looks like you have some explaining to do to your daughters." He pulled them both aside and admitted his wrong doings. Can't get away with much around this house, I guess.