Life Will Start Without You

“My life will really start when…”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had that thought, finished by many different phrases, like “I get married” or “I have my own house” or “I have kids” or “We’re not in debt anymore.” It’s still really difficult to chase those thoughts out of my head, but allowing them to affect my outlook on life is detrimental! I’ve realized that these thoughts make me complacent. They cause me to think that I don’t need to change until these life starting moments happen. They cause unrealistic expectations, and therefore, disappointment. They allow life to pass me by. 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

My Phobia

This is just a post that will help you understand me a little better. I’m just going to tell you about my phobia! I am TERRIFIED of birds. If someone asks me to tell an interesting fact about myself, that’s usually it. Except, it’s really not that unusual. I actually know a lot of other people who are afraid of birds! Probably because they are evil, evil creatures. Continue reading

Living with a Type 1 Diabetic

Mr. Rockefeller has type 1 diabetes. He handles his diabetes really well and I am so proud of him for the ways that he deals with it. Type 1 diabetes, or juvenile diabetes, is a condition where a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates glucose (sugar) levels. If a type 1 diabetic’s sugar goes too low or too high, he could have all kinds of symptoms. Diabetics regulate their glucose levels by injecting insulin to keep their sugar levels from going too high and consuming glucose when the injected insulin causes their levels to go too low. For more on type 1 diabetes, check out this link. Continue reading