Hair pin turn after hair pin turn, I sucked air threw my nose, holding it for several seconds before releasing it along with either a prayer or a plea for him to “please slow down.” In his defense, he wasn’t speeding. But still, I was afraid. We were on our way back to the little … More Between The Valley And The Mountain
By: Ginger Hughes I stood there. The air humid, the breeze gentle, lightning appearing to pierce the ocean far in the distance. The roar of the waves reverberated in my ears, as my eyes watched the caps turn white as they rolled toward the shore. It was evening. I stood there. Talking to God. Wondering … More Only One Can Calm The Storms
I feel overwhelmed some days. It’s the kind of overwhelmed that has me looking around the room wondering where to even start. It’s the kind of overwhelmed that makes the tears sting my eyes because it seems as though the harder I try the further behind I get. That kind of overwhelmed. Sometimes I struggle … More Dear Overwhelmed Mama, It’s not about perfection; it’s about love.
“It’s going to be okay.” When I heard these words, I felt the relief pour over me, washing away so much of the fear. I was a new mom and fear gripped my heart in those days. When our little girl was born just shy of three weeks early, all was well. She was healthy, … More You Are Not Alone
My little girl is no longer afraid of the water! Three years of swimming lessons, and I feel like it has finally clicked. Until now, she has always loved the thought of swimming and has thoroughly enjoyed splashing around, but she never truly relaxed in the water. She would fiercely hold onto a floatation device, … More Emerging From The Deep
We’ve been here over a year now, but honestly, some days, I still feel a little lost. Not always directionally, there’s GPS for that, but sometimes emotionally. You see I’m a Georgia girl. At least I was. Now, this Georgia girl is sitting in North Carolina. Growing up in Georgia and living there for so … More A Little Lost
I will turn 16, get a car, and then I’ll be free. A few more weeks of high school, and then I will move out on my own. I will graduate from college, and then I will get a good paying job and live the good life. I will work as I hard as I … More And then…My life will begin.
Should I blog? I’ve wrestled with this question off and on for several weeks now. I tend to do this with some things (or a lot of things) lately. By nature I’m analytical, but sometimes all of this analyzing can lead to anxiety. I don’t remember being this analytical or “thinky” (as my dear friend … More No Mama’s Perfect