Let me set the scene for you… I was walking every evening around our high school track in the blessed town of Andrews, Texas. If you’ve never witnessed a West Texas sunset, shame on you. Get in your car now and go. It’s life giving. Those sunset views as I walked, along with a good… Continue reading Mom! Look!
A few months back I put this picture as the screensaver on my computer… When I open it up, the first thing I see is little Gina Lynn….little 3 year old me with a bad excuse for a haircut and a dogged determination not to smile. My dad was a preacher/barber and bless his heart…he… Continue reading dear me.
Back to School. I’m reading all the Facebook posts and seeing all your pictures on Instagram of your baby loves heading back to school in their new uniforms and tennis shoes that have just enough wiggle room…the summer sunshine mixed with pool chlorine no doubt serves as a juvenile cocktail for growth spurts. “Child. How… Continue reading sent off with a sandwich and a prayer.
A few weeks back several of you got a text from me asking you to pick your 3 favorite old hymns. I had a really special reason for asking! The littlest of my littles has got some mad skills in the art of calligraphy along with a mom that is always dreaming up business ideas…… Continue reading hymn and her.
For the past few years on my birthday I’ve blogged a recap of the year gone by…this year I asked my Facebook followers to ask me any questions they might have about a prior blog post or anything else they might care to know about me…I got two questions: What is the greatest lesson I… Continue reading let’s go be 49…
Just saying ?…. No. Sorry. Nope. Actually…we are never…ever…”just saying”…. Words. Man. Oh. Man. The power within them…it’s SO MUCH MORE than just some consonants and vowels and sentences…inflections and expressions. Our sentences can sentence someone to a life of wondering if what we just said is WHAT and WHO they really are?! Maybe you… Continue reading …just saying
Follow Up: I posted my ME TOO blog yesterday evening and I’ve received so many kind words and messages as well as other individuals saying my words encouraged them to try and tell their own stories. In just a few short hours after posting I heard from former students, dear friends, family members and strangers… Continue reading something else…
Our family grew by 7 pounds and 15 ounces on September 9th when we said hello to Miss Tatum Elizabeth. A bundle of pink and perfection. Here. Just see for yourself… Is she not The Most? The most of ALL THINGS worth stopping EVERYTHING…just to stare and lean into her every movement and sound. The… Continue reading hello little girl…
I am trying to squeeze all my thoughts on this topic into a blog post and it’s IMPOSSIBLE. Oh for the splendor of having someone in your life that gets you! That knows you. That knows you and hey…loves you anyway. The one who remembers things about you that you’ve long since forgotten, but speaks… Continue reading g i r l f r i e n d s.
I was having a conversation with my mother-in-law, aka Hunney…aka Judith…about life and health and responsibility and such…she has a mass amount of land that requires her attention and during the course of our chat I told her Kurt mentioned us growing a garden. Funny. As keen as the idea seems, I am the last… Continue reading find your happy place.