Monday, August 15, 2016
I wish that I knew you longer, that I had taken more time to sit with you. You were and will always be one of the greatest people to bless my life. You had such deep and unwavering faith that inspired me. You truly touched my heart and will leave an everlasting print there.
But more than that, I am grateful that you helped to shape the man I married. His foundest childhood memories are of you and Mim. Of the orchards, the trees, the house and the endless supply of love. I sometimes wish that I could have seen you and him back then. You taught him so many lessons and helped him grow into such a wonderful man.
I'm also grateful for the memories and love you shared with your great granddaughters. They love you so deeply and will cherish those moments laughing with you for their whole lives.
I wish we had more time and that Button would have some of those heartwarming memories. But I know that God has called you home and that you will be watching us. Our girls have a new and wonderful guardian angel and for that I'm beyond thankful. I'm so grateful, Papa, for all the time we got and your unwavering faith.
Thank you for blessing my life and loving me despite my flaws.
I love you and pray that you have found your peace.
Love you granddaughter in law
Friday, August 12, 2016
I am so grateful to her. Not only did she brave shopping but she also spoiled the girls rotten. She is such a blessing.
2. Mirror modeling
By far the best part of shopping with the girls!
Seriously targets new kids brand is amazing. Not only does it have great quality but all the pieces are super cute!!!
Ok, shopping with Button on general is a blast but she certainly figured out the best way to survive back to school shopping. Yay for cart naps!
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Learn to dance in the puddles!
Its been a week, a no good very rotten week. I'm exhausted and emotionally stretched thin. I'm also trusting in God or at least doing my very best too.
So after last night's crazy storm, we went on search of epic puddles. It was the most refreshing and giggle inducing fun. It was needed and afterwards we all felt the stress drip away.
Life is hard sometimes and the storms of our life tend to feel too powerful. But they always leave behind puddles. Some small ones that easily fade and some big that change your scene for awhile.
You have two choices then. Stay inside until the puddles are dry and things get back to normal. Or embrace the splash. We choose to jump, run, dance and splash big in those puddles.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
I've ignored my blog lately, or more accurately saw it as a chore I didn't have an interest in doing. When I set out to have a blog, i wanted it to be about our life. I wanted a writing outlet because I've always had a love affair with the written word. The end goal was to write about the girls, our family and life, to eventually turn the blog into books. I certainly never wanted it to feel like something I had to do a certain way.
So I sat down and really thought about what I want my blog to be. The original goal hasn't changed. I want to document life. I want to share my little slice of paradise and maybe meet some like minded people along the way. But beyond all of that, I simply want to write. I want to talk about important things, deep things, silly things, and all things. I want to leave behind a small piece of me here for our girls to look back on.
I'm saying this because I need to hold myself accountable to really write and to allow myself to have a blog that is uniquely me.
I want to be more serious about blogging and welcome any advice.