Be Strong and Courageous

This is Bran’s first year of softball. To an outsider, one would think she is just learning. To a mother, she’s the star player of the team! After a month of team and home practices, she played her first game this past weekend. She had always practiced in the right field position. Sometimes practices ran…

Love is a cheese sandwich!

Today was definitely a Monday! All.day.long! And I brought the work stress and tiredness home with me. I picked up Bran from school, and I snapped at her after the first thing she said. I immediately felt bad. She had no idea what difficulties and worries my day had produced. But, yet, I took my…

Being content

Bran spent the night with a friend last night. The giggly girls stayed up all night and then awoke early this morning. So, now Bran is fast asleep on our couch! I’m watching her, because she looks so peaceful and content. She has no idea what plans I have for us today. For now, she’s…

My soul finds rest

I was headed to church this morning, anticipating the same routine. This past week has been one of the toughest weeks of my motherhood, so I was looking forward to the hour and a half of sitting by myself in God’s presence. I did receive those ninety minutes, but let’s just say it wasn’t the…

Whiter than snow

I awoke very early yesterday morning and stepped out on our porch to a beautiful site! The snow was fresh and amazingly white. It completely covered the trees and ground….the boring, dead grass was covered by perfection. Even though the sun had not fully risen, the snow was so bright. The air was quiet and…

Letting Go

Last summer, Bran had a brand new big girl bike that was a little bit too tall for her. She was scared to ride it because she was afraid of falling. I remember telling her to focus on pedaling, and I would hold onto the back. I thought to myself that if she would just…

She’s nothing like me…

Sometimes I wonder just where Bran came from! If she didn’t look just like me, I could almost be convinced I brought home the wrong child from the hospital. I’m quiet…Bran’s not. I’m okay with being in the background…Bran wants to be front and center. I’m shy…Bran is definitely not. I keep my thoughts to…

Follow me.

She was singing very loudly….and very off key! 🙂 “Help me, Momma. I can’t do it right!” I sang a few words, and she followed along. On key this time! “Thank you, Momma! I do so much better when I follow you.” “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”…

She’s always watching.

Bran wanted to make my coffee this morning. I laughed and told her she didn’t know how. She said, “Yes, I do! Can I please do it?!” So I stood beside her and watched as she turned on the Keurig, got a mug from the cabinet, chose a coffee pod from the drawer, and waited…

Right in front of me

Being real, open, and honest have proven to help me at times more than anything. And this post is just that! My single momma friends will understand this! Some days it seems like every where I look I am reminded that I’m single. And I do pray for contentment in that until God changes it….