Pure Joy Beaming from Four Tired Little Faces

Today was another day abounding in blissful blessings. A day when it was {good to be alive}! Everything was perfect. I thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with my little ones. We spent the morning cuddling in bed, headed to the park to meet up with some friends, ate Subway for lunch, enjoyed a nice long afternoonContinue reading “Pure Joy Beaming from Four Tired Little Faces”

God’s {Perfect, Pure, and Real Love}… Walking… {Right in front of me}

Am I the only mother who continually compares my self to {all} other momma’s in the world? Am I the only mother, who feels regular guilt because I’m not participating in arts and crafts with my children? Am I the only mother who feels immense pressure to be like {her}? I dont look like {her},Continue reading “God’s {Perfect, Pure, and Real Love}… Walking… {Right in front of me}”

I Wish There Were Visiting Hours in Heaven

Sleeping… Dreaming… I’m in your home. Unfortunately, you aren’t there, sitting by my side. You, remain everywhere. In your home, in my memories, within my heart. Your familiar smell, your booming… southern voice. At times you seem so close, your soul… closely intertwined with mine. Right now… This very minute… Your Heavenly residence seems tooContinue reading “I Wish There Were Visiting Hours in Heaven”

Your Past… Your Present… Your Future – “Happy Valentine’s Day, Robert W. Ridlon III”

His hand in mine… We walked. Young… Vibrant… So full of life. We laughed… We dreamed of our future. Countless hours spent… Falling in love in the park. I remember… Your eyes… The depth of your love for me. The eyes of a 16 year old boy… madly in love. People said… It’s just aContinue reading “Your Past… Your Present… Your Future – “Happy Valentine’s Day, Robert W. Ridlon III””

Aspirations… Dreams… And Discerning God’s Direction

Write a book. Sing professionally… Earn a degree… Start an award winning blog… Begin a Bible study… Or a Christian mom’s group… What are your aspirations? Lately, I’ve been thinking about my life. Not “lately” but forever… all the time. I’ve wrestled with who I am… who does God want me to be… who doContinue reading “Aspirations… Dreams… And Discerning God’s Direction”

Within My Heart, You Will Always Be

Today I picked up the phone. I longed to talk to you. To hear your compassionate voice. Your voice has always been such a comfort to my heart. So unique… so deep… so tender. Such love escaped your lips. You understood my heart. Always knew what to say. Your words calmed my soul. As longContinue reading “Within My Heart, You Will Always Be”

What Does It Mean To Be A Parent?

Being a parent is a blessing. A unique opportunity. Rich… Deep…. Ultimately fulfilling. Being a parent means countless hours. Enriched with Fun… Lots of laughter… Deep rooted pride. Being a parent means love. Having children… Feels like your heart is walking around outside of our body. Joy… Oh, the joy of being a parent. BeingContinue reading “What Does It Mean To Be A Parent?”

God… The Answer To Life’s Complete Satiafaction

I needed you. I’ll never understand why you never needed me. I longed for your love… For your concern… For your attention… For you. I just wanted you… My child. You never wanted me. Occasionally you told me you did. You bragged of your love. But your words never matched your actions. Your actions speakContinue reading “God… The Answer To Life’s Complete Satiafaction”

Questions… Are There Any Answers

A Life lived… Leaves us with questions? Endless questions… Left unanswered. Why is the sky blue? Why do birds effortlessly fly…. While my feet are imprisoned on this Earth’s soil? Deeper questions…? Why are people sad… Unhappy… Aimlessly wandering? Why can’t there be harmony on the Earth? Why can some people openly trust… Serve… Need…Continue reading “Questions… Are There Any Answers”

What Can I Do… What Can You Do… Our Contribution To Halting Evilness In Our Communities

At times the  darkness suffocates me.The news… Ravaged with stories.Shootings… Theft… Scandals..  Anger… Fear… Murder rampant in today’s society. Today… A man.A sick… Angry… A Crazy man,Walked into a school.A child’s home away from home, And began to shoot. Twenty sets of parents left to face this world.Without their children, their daily reason to live.The faces…TheContinue reading “What Can I Do… What Can You Do… Our Contribution To Halting Evilness In Our Communities”