Find Some Joy

Today I saw a dad and son on the sidewalk. The little boy was riding a bike with the biggest smile on his face! He was clearly loving life and enjoying the moment. The dad, on the other hand, seemed less than thrilled. He honestly looked like the weight of life was too heavy for him. He didn’t seem to notice the beautiful weather or the joy on the child’s face.  Continue reading

Mom

Happy Mother’s Day!

Aren’t moms amazing? I hope your mom is even half as incredible as my mom.

My mom was wonderful while I was growing up. She was always making memories with us (like dancing in the kitchen) and teaching us life lessons. She even dealt with my handful of a little brother (sorry Bud, but let’s be honest… you cried for 2 years straight after you were born). Continue reading

A Female Who Is Not A Feminist

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Please do not assume that I am a feminist because I am a woman. I am not. At least not a feminist in today’s society.

Most people respond to this, saying something like “You don’t believe in equal rights for women? Because that’s all feminism is.” First of all, it seems to be a lot more than that. There’s a stereotype put on feminists that I do not want to be associated with. And second of all, I am happy with equal right for women, but I really don’t advocate for more rights or fight for them in any way; so no, I am not a feminist. I know a lot of people think it’s crazy, but I’m OK with where women’s rights are in our country right now. Continue reading

Life is So Beautiful

Today, I just saw the general beauty of life.

I was driving home from work. A lot was going through my head. I was thinking about my work day and missing my husband and thanking God for the rainbow I had just seen and I was listening to “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart” by Old Dominion. Bright blue sky was peaking through the dark rain clouds. My thoughts slowed down. I was just struck by the contrast between life’s amazing moments and the hard times and how they all combine to create such a beautiful, God revealing, meaningful life. Continue reading

10 Things I Do to Stay Busy While My Hubby is Gone

Mr. Rockefeller is away from Sunday evening until Friday afternoon every week while he is in the academy he’s attending. He also can’t have his phone until the people in charge decide that he gets the privilege (It’s been 11 weeks so far… come on people, it’s been long enough). So, while I’m at home, I’m staying busy so that the weeks go by quickly and so I don’t get lonely. So, here are some of the things that I do to keep me busy: Continue reading

God Answers Prayers: A Simple Example

I sometimes have a hard time both praying expectantly and thanking God for answering my prayers. I expect that God will answer my prayers, so I’m no longer surprised when He does, then I sometimes forget to thank Him. It’s something I’m going to be working on. I’ve somewhat recently seen an answer to a prayer that I prayed a long time ago and that God has been working on answering since then. I had mostly forgotten that I prayed about this and I didn’t see results quickly, so it took my a while to realize what was going on. Let me explain. Continue reading