Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Family

It's been a while since I've sat down to write a blog post that contained of any sustenance. And if I'm being honest, it's been a long while. 

The truth is not really that much has been happening that doesn't happen to other people. The normal and mundane life. I mean I can write everyday that we did homework and had either football or basketball practice. I can write what I or Hubs cooked for dinner. But unless I had a cooking, which I do not, no one wants to read that.

I took an unintentional break to be present in my family's life. As much as I want to chronicle the lives of my family, I decided being present mattered more. I wanted to be there and involved. I wanted to live in moment with them. I wanted to be there with my camera in hand to capture the moment they would one day look back on and remember that millisecond of time.  

I've also learned how to say no to things I felt took to much time away from my family. I've learned how to not feel bad about it either. My family is my first priority and they are the ones who I want to spend my time with,even if we are sitting around watching Harry Potter for the 985412637 time. My time with them is something I'm just not willing to comprise on. 

So I hope you enjoy Thanksgiving with your family. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And maybe I'll drop in here and there but for now, I've given myself permission to be with the ones I love the most, my family.
 

Monday, October 22, 2018

It's Over

Well it's taken me this long to come to terms that the Astros will not be in the world series this year. 

I was really hoping we would be going all the way to the end October. 

This isn't the look of defeat, it's the look of we are taking a few days off, some of us are having surgery, to heal, recoup, and get ready for next season.  We've got 121 days and we will be back.

 Thanks guys for another amazing season, I'm sad it's over. 
 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

It's Post Season

It's post season baby! Do work boys.
 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Year 21


You are one of the best gifts God has given me. 

You are my person.
 

You are my friend, my supporter, my soft landing. 

My tough love, my believer of dreams, my validator, my reminder.

My holder of fears, my knower of deep secrets, my release of self doubt. 

My trusted space, my sacred soul, my forever bond. 

Happy 21 Anniversary Hubs! I love you.  


Monday, September 17, 2018

God's Timing Is Perfect


I posted this on Facebook on August 28. Which marked one year after Hurricane Harvey. 
"I am not the same person I was a year ago. Harvey changed me. 
We along with so many others we know lost our homes and everything we held close. I lost the sense of security my home provided for me and my family. 
But today I am focusing on the positive. I am choosing to see God's hand in all of this. I know it was only by His grace, peace, and timing we are where we are today. 
I'm not discounting the struggle to get here. It was tough. The emotional ties to certain items we lost still makes my breath catch when I think of them and still brings me to tears. And even thought we had a brand new home 3 months later, we were still fighting with the insurance company for another 4 months. 
However, in the midst of all the chaos I always felt peace. I felt God's presence and knew he would take care of us. I am so grateful for friends, high school classmates, family, and strangers who helped us. We are so much better off today than we were before Harvey. 
God's timing is always perfect."
It has been a whirlwind since I posted this.
Between all the memories of the one year anniversary stirred up combined with the Facebook memories which weren't helping either, I was feeling a sad. I had a Facebook memory pop up two days later that had me crying at the words R1 spoke.

There has been so much sadness that only piled on to those memories. This past week our community lost two teenagers in a tragic car accident. R1 had known one of them since kindergarten and the other since 8th grade, he even took her to their senior prom in May. 

So as you can see it's been a hard week.

But again I chose to focus on the positive and the one who gave me faith and hope.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Last Supper

I posted this picture one year ago yesterday on Facebook with the comment that said Harvey isn't stopping Hubs. 

Little did I know that would be the last meal we ever ate in our house. The next day was a flurry of packing up things, moving things to higher ground, and just preparing to evacuate. 

We evacuated on August 28, 2017 and by the next morning we had several feet of water of in our home. 

It's so hard to believe it has been a year. 

I still have several friends that are not back in the their homes. I have several that are still in the middle of rebuilding. 

I have chosen to see the blessing in what was Hurricane Harvey. My family and I are doing amazing. We are truly blessed and I for that I am so grateful and thankful. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

And Then There Was One

First day of school 2018. My big 8th grader.



For the first time in what feels like forever, I only had one child in the first day of school picture. I also only had one child to fill out paper work for school and only one for meet the teacher. I won't lie, it felt weird and it made me a little sad.

R2, I hope you have an amazing school year. I pray things come easy for you and if they don't, I know your never quit attitude will help you conquer anything. 

And please Father Time, can you slow down just a little bit. These years are going by way to fast!