My Grace is Sufficient

Something I think and say to myself often is the phrase “His grace is sufficient.” Today I looked up what those words mean using thesaurus.com. I think the synonyms are powerful. When I’m struggling, when I make mistakes, when I jack something slam up, when I yell, when I...

Our Miracle Boy

On June 11th, I was in a small daycare on the Outer Banks and got a message from my mom “Abi is having an emergency c-section. Don’t know anything else.”  I responded with “our abi? As in my sister?” I called and got no response. I dropped my little...

Today I let her fall.

Are you angry? Are you sad? Do you doubt? Are you questioning why things are happening? Are you frustrated with the path you’re on? Are you struggling with life in a world that feels like it’s in shambles? Have you taken it to God? Have you expressed those emotions...

I Pray. For her and for them.

I pray she loves the flowers like her momma. I pray she’ll like sports like her daddy.I pray she’ll work hard like her Grandy Blue.I pray she is strong like her Grandpa.I pray she can give wonderful gifts to bless people like her NeeMa.I pray she can laugh at herself...

Let us not be silent in the night

Let us not be silent in the night. Let us join in the fight. Heaven help us, they criedAnother one has died.  Jesus,Please reach down and Your people please Save,We can’t take another ripping wave,Ripped apart, ripped in heart,You know the tortures, know the pains, Please Lord, calm these acid rains,Rains...

Standing in the Gap

Today I saw an old friend from my school days. He slammed on breaks in the middle of the road, beeping his horn. He rolled the window down as he spotted me standing beside a friend’s car talking. I honestly looked around confused thinking “he’s talking to me?!” “Hey...

Sweet Memories and Shelling May Peas

Tonight I sat on the couch watching a cartoon movie with the Husband and the Girl. One dog at my feet and another curled up by my side. My mind went back to the days of peas and snap beans with my granddaddy, Grandy. I remember him sitting in...

A prayer for our children

Dear Lord,Be with our kids. Please love on them extra good right now, Father. They are struggling and most don’t understand it or even recognize it. I know I didn’t recognize when I was drowning in life as a kid and teen. You saw me then and You see...

She isn’t clingy, she simply loves us.

Dear husband, Tonight you called her clingy. Tonight (and honestly the entire day) I just felt off, I’ve felt wrong inside my own skin. Not myself. Low on patience and tired of being touched and pulled on. I tried expressing my feelings to you, saying I needed some time...

Pandemic Trauma in our Babies and Toddlers

I’ve been having a lot of other toddler moms mention to me that their babies are extra whiny, not sleeping well or sleeping a lot more, emotional, extra clingy, short tempered, really silly or almost chaotic and it’s making parents more overwhelmed than they already are.   I’ve been quick...