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Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Stitching Of Souls

She knew she was going to pack that pink bag long before she did. Onesies, flannel baby blankets, and long sundresses filled it quickly. At the bottom, she placed a necklace and earrings she bought on an island years ago. They were beautiful, but never felt right on her, so they sat brand new in…

Believing In Life Beyond The Battle

The battle. It continues. It rages silently. Daddy, he ended his own life this week. Mama and three kids are left with questions of why and what now? Souls torn apart, changed forever, from just one act. And mama, she’s not sure what to do. Her young one struggles with autism. He won’t eat and…

Bad Days No More

We approached a big spill on our way to the corner table and intentionally walked around it. A woman seated at a table near the spill warned us to be careful as we passed. Moments later, the Taco Bell manager, James, appeared with a bucket of water, a mop, and a bright yellow caution sign…

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  • Tom BaunsgardJuly 21, 2013 - 7:04 pm

    Wow, I love this guy, he really knows how to focus on the whole, versus just a moment! Yep, in truth our worst days are just moments out of that particular day. So now have to say that I have not had a bad day in 63 years! Blessings Abound! Thank you Lord! Thanks Amy for posting this!ReplyCancel

  • VickiJuly 18, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing this Amy! What an encouragement and wonderful reminder to see life as a gift and treat it as such.


    • AmyJuly 23, 2013 - 8:33 pm

      We can never get enough reminders of this, right Vicki? Glad you were able to stop by, and hope you are doing well!ReplyCancel

Rest for Weary Moms

Weary, weary moms. This is for you. You’re worn, you’re torn. You’re running on empty. You give your all, and it’s the best you can do. The kids demand your everything. You jump through hoops, bend this way and that, and drive your mini van like a mad man. Where’s the next place, what’s the…

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  • Carol FemlingJuly 12, 2013 - 6:05 pm

    Yes, I feel the same thing daily and I started being a mom 37 years ago. It never has stopped for me and yes, most days I am weary too. I guess that is the life God chose for me and I am trying to make the most of it. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Melanie RangeJuly 12, 2013 - 4:20 pm

    Wow. I’ve come here via five minute Friday and found this. I think that was absolutely beautiful and such an encouragement. I felt like you’re describing me (and a few other moms I know) Finding a moment for yourself is so hard sometimes. Thanks for the reminder.ReplyCancel

  • Callie Bentley EwingJuly 12, 2013 - 3:56 pm

    I feel like we can’t be told this enough. I’m a first-time first-year mom, so I haven’t made it to the activities-and-minivans stage yet, but everyday I feel like I’m digging for reserves of energy I didn’t know I could possibly have, trying to juggle motherhood and my fulltime outside-the-home job and still remember who I am. Thank you! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • SabrinaJuly 12, 2013 - 12:21 pm

    Just visiting from the FMF linkup. I loved the encouragement for Mom to take a moment for herself among the busyness of life. Too often, we’re busy tending to everything and everyone else that we don’t even make a moment for ourselves.ReplyCancel

    • AmyJuly 13, 2013 - 9:35 pm

      Hi Sabrina! It’s always great to see your smiling face on the Twitter stream or blog. Reality is – sometimes a moment of peace and rest is all you get as mom, so moms need to take those moments when the opportunities arise. Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer @purplebuoyJuly 12, 2013 - 11:31 am

    I am sorry it took me this long to visit your place. So glad I did! Be blessed:)ReplyCancel

    • AmyJuly 13, 2013 - 9:32 pm

      Jennifer, thanks for stopping by! 🙂ReplyCancel