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!


Friday, July 6, 2018

18


Happy 18th Birthday R1!

How did we get here so fast. It seems as if I have been saying this a lot lately.  Eighteen years have come and gone in the blink of an eye. 

I remember holding you in my arms for the first time after you were born. The walk into school and down the kindergarten hallway to Mrs. Dunivant's class room, watching you get that first hit off of the baseball tee, the first time you ran out onto the football, when I let you drive my car around the neighborhood, driving you up to the school to see if you made the high school baseball team, and the senior walk with your classmates back at the elementary school (well that one was just a few months ago). 


 
These precious memories and so many others feel as if they just happened. 

But as you are just beginning the beautiful road ahead and while you begin to navigate your next life steps, just know that you will face a number of different experiences and here are a few things you need to know. 

1. Do not accept anything less than what you need. Find out makes you happy and learn to not settle for anything less.

2.  Create a list of things you want to achieve and work on making them happen. Dream big and find out ways to make them reality. 


3. Don't be afraid of failing, be afraid of not trying. You're bound to fail because reaching goals is never easy. Keep working on your goals and learn from failures. If you do not try, you might it regret it one day. Do not give up!

4. Listen to your parents and spend time with them. Yes we know you are an adult but learn to appreciate everything we have done for you. Know that we are and always be your biggest cheerleaders in life. We will always be your safe place to land. When you come to visit do not knock on the door, just walk in and right into our arms for a big hug.

5. Do not be consumed with technology all the time. Unplug. Enjoy the conversation of others around you. You will be happier for it. 

6. Make memories. Live your life and create memories that will last a lifetime. People come and go in your life, make the most of it and live in the moment. You have so much in your life that you have yet to experience. Just remember not to take a single moment for granted. Keep your eyes open and embrace everything that life has to offer. 

The next 18 years of your life will be even greater than the first 18. I promise!