Quote by George Saunders / Photo credit: Angie Thier (my sister:)
As I stood there listening to the words of my soon to be husband, with slight tears forming in my eyes thinking about how my life was about to change in so many ways.. Good ways, but so much change. My husband to be, said something that will always be engrained in me. He vowed that he would be there to ‘Let my Light Shine’.
Two years later, I’m reflecting back to those words, thinking about what I want that light to be. Where am I headed, where do I belong, what am I doing? So many questions. How do I let that light out when I’m bogged down by the day to day, full time work and full time mommy hood, and full time wife hood, and all the other hoods.
Truly, I think it all boils down to one question that over and over comes into my mind.. What is my purpose? Whew.. that’s a big one! Continue reading
I know, I know.. I’ve totally done the typical blogger thing and dropped off the planet for a bit.. but I’m back! I can’t make any promises that I might not drop off again, but I’m going to try my hardest to stay on it for good this time!
Picnic in Paris.. Paris, TN that is:)
So, Let’s Get This Party Started.. Again! I’m looking forward for what’s to come and I hope you will follow along with me on this journey!
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There are so many moments that Teddy and I look at each other and know how blessed we are to have the family we have now, and that is always what we ultimately look to. But sometimes it’s hard. Raising our girls to the best we can control in our own home and environment, and then letting them go to another parent, that we know loves them, but we can’t control what they are going to do, or feel, or learn while they’re away from us.
The words “I miss my daddy”, might mean something different for so many people. For me they are words that I dread and yet am happy my 3 and a half year old daughter speaks. The other day she said those words “I miss my daddy” while sitting at the table to eat her lunch. After consoling her a bit, I realize she doesn’t think she’s going to see him for a long time. For her daddy is the guy she goes and sees every now and then, that she seems to have fun with, and then she comes back home to her mommy family with me and Teddy and her eight year old ‘sissy'(if sissy isn’t staying with her other mom).
It’s a hard conversation trying to comfort my child when she misses her daddy. And trying to be the most positive Continue reading