A while back, Reid and I talked about our family rules. Our non-negotiables. I’m not sure we ever finished our list, but the top one for me to teach our girls (and even for me as a person myself to live by)...be K I N D.
I ask my girls this often when I feel them slipping into snark or sarcasm or meanness. “Are you being kind?” They are usually honest about it and will tell me if they aren’t being kind (even Everly). For so many, being “cool” seems to trump being kind. Throwing in that witty one-liner, being “too cool” to let your heart show, being sarcastic rather than letting love be the loudest voice.
I hope as a society we can all take this a bit closer to heart. What happened in LA yesterday reminds me that our days are numbered. We are not promised to us on earth forever.
Be kind t o d a y.
Live like Jesus. 🙏🏼
Let love lead the way and be your swag. Maya Angelo reminded us that people may forget what we said, or even what we did, but they will never forget how we make them feel. 💕💕✨⭐️💕💕
That’s how long it’s been since I worked outside of the home.
And today, I will walk into Signature Property Group as the Marketing & Brand Manager.
Not a single regret of this journey, but happy to start a new chapter.
Giving every bit of glory to God for his grace, mercy and blessings!
Mama’s gettin’ her groove back, y’all! 😄❤️
Photo cred: Sadler Terrell, 5.5 years old
Before bath last night, I heard her little feet run down the hallway. I came in the bathroom, and this is what I found. Socks only, on the Elmo potty, reading Sammy the Seal aloud to herself. And then, to her sister.
Before I started the video, she said, “Mommy, I go poop!” She didn’t. But she did pee a little and earned a Skittle 🌈😊 A few things about this are noteworthy: that was my book as a child. And the black crayon scribble on the front of it was lovingly drawn by my baby brother circa 1991. This book lasted through my childhood and somehow ended up in my children’s lives. I’m glad it’s been so well-loved. And that they love books, too.
Sadler didn’t show as much interest in the potty at this age. We may have pushed her a little sooner than she was ready, but she wasn’t ready until she was ready. I continue to be stopped in my tracks almost daily at the stark, surprising differences between my two girls. And how much different things feel and seem this go round.
I hope this little snippet into our life makes you smile. Or laugh. Or both. She keeps us in stitches, for sure.
Seeing isn’t believing. Not to me.
Believing is all about trusting...
Sometimes, a patient wait with a good amount of uncertainty.
The power of our mind to think things into existence, the ability to possess the confidence to make goals a reality. :::::::::::::::::::::::::
Gratitude over attitude.
Joy over sorrow.
Mindfulness over anxiousness.
Trusting over trying.
Being over doing.
Recognizing and truly believing that the universe has you back, all of the time.
Because God, he’s that good...
I was messing around with some editing filters on this first picture to try and hide these awful crows feet. But then, I realized how insignificant they really are. I am more in awe of the memory I captured than worried about what I look like. Going in for a good ole Eskimo kiss from my girl. I’ve always had these deep crows feet. I remember meeting a girl once when I bartended at Grandover. I must have been about 23 at the time. She asked my age and when I told her, she said, “I would have thought you were younger, but then I saw your eyes.” It hurt me then. But it wouldn’t hurt me now.
Fearfully, wonderfully, beautifully made. And perhaps I need some Immortelle around these eyes. 🤷🏼♀️
It’s rare that I get alone time with this girl. My #firstlove .
Seeing #wonderthemovie with her and finally using her cinema gift card (😘 thanks @catwilliams1985 ).
Little does this child know, she’s my perfect wonder. I’m lucky God chose me to be her mama.
Because I know these days are numbered.
Because I know she won’t always look at me, and at the world, with such wonder in her eyes.
Because I’m grateful.
Motherhood is the best gift.