This week, I was reminded that I am still fat. It’s been a while since I was really out and about in public. With Covid’s stay-at-home orders and then not working outside the home now I really haven’t been going anywhere. And while I am an outgoing person, I am really more than fine withContinue reading “Shades of Kindness”
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Shin Splints, Set Backs, and Strokes
My everything hurts. This was the common theme in my mind this week. Oh, and I have shin splints. I’ll get to that in a second. Our family has been working outside in our yard for the last 8 weeks. We are doing things that have needed done for a long time. And it’s beenContinue reading “Shin Splints, Set Backs, and Strokes”
Everything Is Beautiful . . . Yes, In It’s Own Way . . .
Growing up my sister, Carly, and I would go to Missouri every summer for a couple weeks to visit my Aunt Karla, her family, and the rest of our family that lives there. It was so much fun! So many wonderful memories were made there throughout the years. And for a long time, before lifeContinue reading “Everything Is Beautiful . . . Yes, In It’s Own Way . . .”
Walk On, Baby, Walk On . . .
This last week has been a rollercoaster of emotions for our family. My oldest, Ben, graduated from High School on Sunday. This pandemic changed our plans and it wasn’t quite the same traditional ceremony we had all wanted and hoped for. But it was special. Beautiful, even. We had a drive-in style graduation and paradeContinue reading “Walk On, Baby, Walk On . . .”
Dust Off Your Dreams
This week I did a thing. A big thing. Something life changing and wholly terrifying. Hang tight . . . I will get to that in a minute. For now, let me say this: I would be willing to bet that all of us at one point or another have had a dream. A dreamContinue reading “Dust Off Your Dreams”
And the Thunder Rolls
One of my children is TERRIFIED of lightning. My oldest, Ben, has had this fear since he was a toddler. He would wake up from naps or even in the night when storms rolled through and the thunder billowed in the distance. There were many nights that I would be awakened by a huge clapContinue reading “And the Thunder Rolls”
Let It Go
This week, one word kept popping up in different conversations. Room. One tiny word. So many meanings. Big and small. Room = four walls . . . Room = space . . . It can be used in many ways; physical, emotional, spiritual and otherwise. It came up initially because one of my kids wasContinue reading “Let It Go”
When I was six months pregnant with our oldest child, my husband, Wade, and I went camping. We enjoy camping and fishing and most out-of-doors activities. We went camping and fishing a lot more often in our first five years of marriage, before this dynamic duo became a terrific trio, and now fantastic foursome. Anyway,Continue reading “Goodnight Moon”
A Better Weigh
This week was heavy. I could leave this post with just that small, four word sentence and it would be enough. You would all probably understand exactly what I mean. In their own way, every single person has probably had a heavy week. On the “lighter” side of this heavy week, I dropped and shatteredContinue reading “A Better Weigh”
My oldest, Benjamin, has been blessed to have several great coaches throughout his young life. Ben is the kind of player who, in whatever sport he is playing, will run through a wall for a coach who has really inspired him to be the best version of himself. Now, baseball is DEFINITELY Ben’s sport. OneContinue reading “So What?”
Heart and Sole
My sister, Carly, was supposed to fly here this last weekend. She was supposed to get in last Sunday, watch the boys play a few games of baseball, attend our parent’s combined 80th birthday party, have lunch with a mutual friend and then head back home, heart full of new and exciting memories. But, justContinue reading “Heart and Sole”
A Conversation With “My Ghouls”
This week’s blog is going to be a little bit different. I have been receiving numerous questions from some of my readers. I really love that! And I want to take this week’s blog and answer those questions because I feel it is important to connect with you all on a very real level. IContinue reading “A Conversation With “My Ghouls””
Show Me Your Hundo
For the past couple weeks, Wade, my husband, has been fighting a cold. He is on the tail end of it now. But last Sunday, we went out to eat as we usually do after church. I ended up getting sick to my stomach later that day. Wade had started his delicious chicken and riceContinue reading “Show Me Your Hundo”
Then When You Know Better, Do Better
I went for a walk yesterday. It was the first one in longer than I’d like to admit. I need to be better. Oh, I can blame the weather. I can blame the physical issues I have dealt with over the last several months. I can blame a lot of things. But, the point is,Continue reading “Then When You Know Better, Do Better”
All You Need is Love
I have spent some time lately looking at old pictures because my oldest is set to graduate in a few short months and I need to find pictures to display during his graduation party. I was looking at a few pictures the other night from years gone by. One of them was taken when IContinue reading “All You Need is Love”
Between the Shadow and the Light
When he was a baby, my youngest son, Franklin, started trying to coo and make noises with his voice. He was lying on the floor trying so hard to “talk” to his older brother, Ben, who was encouraging him and tickling him and talking to him. Franklin made this noise and scared himself so badContinue reading “Between the Shadow and the Light”
Super Woman Suit: Dignity Version . . .
“You’re more YOU than you’ve EVER been!” . . . This came from a childhood friend of mine as we were enjoying lunch together a few weeks ago. We were talking about the physical transformation that has happened to me in the last year and the “person” who has changed along with it. Hearing thisContinue reading “Super Woman Suit: Dignity Version . . .”
A Willing Heart . . .
First off, THANK YOU for all the kind and encouraging responses to my first blog post last week. I was touched by how many of you sent a private message, texted, stopped me in person and even called to tell me what you thought about the post and how it spoke to you. I amContinue reading “A Willing Heart . . .”
It’s Been a YEAR . . .
A friend suggested that I start a blog to talk about my weight loss and what I have dealt with and learned over the last year. Apparently, I’ve decided to do it . . . and that surprises me. I thought I might just let myself chicken out. After all, who in the world couldContinue reading “It’s Been a YEAR . . .”