Wednesday, November 20, 2013

*Queue Taps

This is me this morning. I was willing myself to have a good day. I've come to realize that so many circumstances in life are a struggle. Even happiness can be a struggle. There's a time to retreat and there's a time to press forward. I don't have the luxury of going to a still quiet place to regroup right now. So I celebrate each accomplishment I lean in...dig deep and fight. My soul is a kiln bubbling with hope and goals. I feel them boiling and rising. Now my day is coming to a close. I am content. I did my best. I didn't let up. I accomplished my goals. It wasn't an easy day. But it turned out to be a good day. And that makes me happy.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Counting blessings saying prayers

A very trying 24 hours in my household. I'm still processing. I hope to work thru some of it on the blog. At the end of the day I still have my rock. Thank God for that. We sleepy... nighty night.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ain't That the Truth

I'm almost 40 years old, and just now understanding my worth. You best believe I'll do my best to impart full knowledge to the young ladies in my sphere of influence. I'm old enough to know better. And finally old and wise enough to care.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

It's Right Here In Black And White

I wrote a post a few weeks back on the art of taking black and white photos. I decided to change this picture of my husband and I today, into black and white. I must say I LOVE what I'm seeing consistent growth in the midst of challenge. I see more strength which I am extremely happy to observe. The eyes... well mine can't lie...

To show my 80's baby 90's lady roots.... "Don't call it a comeback! I was here all the time." ;)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Celebrating Love

I had an opportunity to reconnect with family. Some of whom I had not seen in over 10 years. My cousin and his adorable fiancée had an engagement party.  We used it as an opportunity to get together to celebrate instead of waiting until the next time we have to mourn. I'm feeling so happy. Love in it's many forms is a wonderful thing. I'm happy our family is looking for occasions to celebrate love.

Friday, November 1, 2013

These are the Moments

Nothing from me the entire month of October! I sat down a dozen times to write out various thoughts or feelings but I just could not make it happen. My hectic life, as stressful as it can be has been amazingly blessed. My family pushes me to be more, and do better. And, I have decided to rise to the challenge. I am blessed beyond measure. I receive far more than I deserve. And, that is my motivation. I'm starting to surprise myself. Every aspect of my life is expanding and I know it's just the tip of the iceberg. When fear creeps in, I push it away and continue to move ahead. I am thankful for every life experience that has brought me to this place. 

These pictures are the moments that keep me occupied. The occasions that pull me away from this little blog world that I have created to reflect on all of the thoughts that float through my head. These are they types of moments that I come here to talk about. As I looked through my pictures, I was filled with overwhelming gratitude. I have made so many plans for my life. I have wanted so many things. But it's the moment when I finally surrendered all of my hopes and dreams, that abundant blessing began to flow. 

The spiritual words that have been spoken into life are amazingly coming to fruition. All that I have lost, every disappointment, people who did not love me who have moved out of my way, are being replaced with more than I could have ever expected to receive. I am watching it unfold and I still can't believe it. Scratch that....I believe it, and I receive it. 

These, my friends, are the moments....