So Sorry!

I admit, I’ve been quite absent lately. Blogging has not been a priority for me these past few weeks.

I promise I haven’t forgotten and I will get back to it soon. Life happens, and it has been happening like crazy lately!

See you all soon,


Pressing On

It’s hard to reconcile. I won’t lie. It’s tough. Definitely one of those things you really have to want more than anything. People like to call it “starting over” but it isn’t. You already have a history. It doesn’t magically go away just because you decide you want to change things and save your relationship.  eberhard-grossgasteiger-337676-unsplash

Starting over really means you have to learn to know each other again, while working through all of the hurt and damage that’s been done. You can’t just forget it and move on. It also needs to be dealt with.

Reconciliation means you are committed enough and love that person enough to rip open all of the wounds, and let them bleed while you work on healing them together. It can’t be done alone, and it can’t be put behind you and left to fester and infect your future.

You work on healing while you work on learning who this person really is you married. Finding the things that you loved enough to marry them for in the first place. Remembering why. That’s not easy to do when you know this person intimately already. It is hard to put aside what you think you already know, and to look at them as a new person you have never met before, yet you love them and are committed to them.

It is a tough road, but I think it is one that is so worth walking, if you know at the end of it there will be a man or woman you love, and a renewed relationship waiting for you. Don’t give up. It’s not easy, but the rewards are worth more than gold.

Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Unsplash


Raising Boys

My friend showed me this saying the other day, “Boy Mom. Less drama than girls but harder to keep alive.” We both have 3 boys and wow is that saying true! I had boys that were loud and rambunctious so whenever I heard silence, believe me I started running!

Like the time they were playing in their room and got really quiet. I went running and they told me when I got in there they had discovered science! They were so excited. Until I found out science meant sticking a metal barrette in the outlet. My heart stopped and I thought I was going to faint. I explained to them that while discovering science is very cool and I’m happy they’re doing that, sticking metal things in an outlet is a really bad idea!

Or the time I caught them climbing the antenna pole and sitting up on top of the roof. They weren’t even school-age yet. Oh yes, and the time I bought them beginner bow and arrows after threatening their lives not to shoot them at each other, caught them shooting them at each other. Yeah that was the last of the bow and arrows forever.

Raising boys as a single mom is tough, but as you watch them grow into young men and start lives of their own you wonder, how in the world did I make that happen? My three boys have turned out to be wonderful and respectful young gentleman, and I am very proud of them! I am sure they were trying to kill me while they were growing up but I survived and they did too.

So if you’re raising boys alone, trust me, you will survive it! It might take a lot of broken bones and stitches, but eventually they get through it alive!


Getting Closer

Well, unfortunately I did not get done with this today as I had hoped. In the process of changing hosts there was some serious miscommunication on what was to happen. Instead of just moving and mapping, we moved and they DELETED. So what should have only taken a short while ended up still not being done.

Everything is a mess. My photos are gone. Heck, my entire theme disappeared! Thankfully the amazing people here at WordPress were able to salvage some of it, and I am just redoing the rest. So now I have two sites that are under construction and I’m hoping for some very patient people out there waiting for me to get done?

I’ve been at it all day though, and this lady is tired. I’m taking a breather, taking the night off, and will be back at it bright and early in the morning!

Thank you ALL for your patience!