Friday, May 22, 2015
#SuperFastCaden says that Rose, the penguin, is going thru puberty because he has a chest hair. Guess who took SexEd today in school!! #ThisChild #WhitneyAvenueElementary
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
I couldn't be more proud of this guy. I moved into Isleton when he was about 12, really got to know him at 17 when he started to pioneer, and now he's 25 and giving his first public talk. I just love you to bits @derdale Thanks for inviting us to share in such a special moment @reynoldseight
Saturday, May 16, 2015
I'm tired of seeing pedophiles on my social media. It's sad that people don't take sexual, physical, and mental abuse of children seriously. Especially when the effects last the lifetime of the child abused. For abused children, that trauma is just the beginning. Most will likely struggle well into adulthood. Living with an abusive parent has increased their risk for depression and other psychological problems while decreasing their chances of successfully maintaining close relationships. Even physical ailments, like type 2 diabetes and heart disease, are more likely in adults who were abused as kids. Early abusive experiences can leave a stubborn imprint on those children’s brains and bodies. #ChildAbuseAwareness
Friday, May 15, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Early this morning we lost my beautiful grandmother in death. It's been a long week praying she'd recover. But now she is free from pain. My grandmother lived a full life, evidenced in all of the family, friends and love she leaves behind. To my mom, my aunts and uncles who lost a parent I wish I was there to hug you. "My heart is heavy with the weight of grief. "
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I feel like this is a post that will continually be updated....
The other night I was talking with a friend of mine, and I made a comment about wanting to lay out in the sun and get started on my tan before an upcoming music festival. Their comment to me was "Why not use a tanning bed again?" I laughed because my son had said something similar a few days before. When my son said it, I immediately dismissed his comment with the thought process of "Maybe one day I can afford things like that again." But when my friend suggested it, I couldn't get the longing out of my head. Years ago, when I was married and working full time, things like going to the gym, tanning, getting my nails and hair done, and getting my eye brows waxed, were all general upkeep of Me. They were my time to gather myself and feel pretty. (I really miss a nap in a tanning bed.)
A few years before my marriage ended, I stopped doing those things. My, soon to be Ex-Husband, wanted me to spend more time at home caring for our son. Quitting my full time work meant simplifying, and simplifying meant discovering my natural hair color, my natural nail bed, and tanning by the sun when I did yard work. I didn't mind it much. My Ex told me he never noticed or cared for those things anyways, and I was contributing to my family.
But now, looking back, I realized I gave up doing things that made me happy. Things that made me feel pretty and confident.
It's slightly demoralizing to realize he didn't give up the things that made him happy. And the girls he left me for, weren't natural anything. Not only did he not care about what made me happy, but I didn't care enough about myself to make something that made me feel good a priority.
Now I am a single mom. Working full time and fighting every month for some kind of child support. And I keep telling myself that one day it'll be easier. I tell myself that my son doesn't care what I look like, because he's getting what he needs. (His asthma medications, his school pictures, new shoes...) But maybe one day he will care how I feel about myself? Tanning beds and Gel Nails, might not be in my near future, but I do need to get creative in finding ways of regaining my confidence. In feeling beautiful as a Single Mom.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
I'm having a mom moment.... My sweet son @superfastcaden made this beautiful poster for me, and I'm so choked up over how beautiful it is!! He drew my hair just right, and he even wrote on my shirt "Saved by the grace of Southern charm." If you can't read it, his paragraph says : My mom is special because she is so kind and considerate. She makes the best food ever and is hysterical. She is also very clever and wise in all subjects. She is also a living, breathing, human dictionary. I love her more than Kingdom Hearts. I'M KEEPING THIS FOREVER!!! #SuperFastCaden
Thursday, May 7, 2015
I have been trying to come to grips with the fact that we lost this dear sister and friend on Sunday. I remember her amazing smile, and how she always called me her "MissMissC" while she hugged me tightly. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and the Siloam Springs congregation.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, I was at the beach, trying to take pictures of the waves. It was so foggy I couldn't tell I had my reverse camera on fit the first few shots. I just ran across these photos today..... Oh my goodness, I sure know how to #meanmug!!! I feel kinda bad for anyone who glanced my way.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
This migraine is killing me. Per usual, Taicie hasn't left my side. Thank you Jehovah for our fuzzy babies. #MyNurseIsCuterThanYours #ButSheSnores