Dear Todd, It has been 9 months!

Sweetheart, It is hard to believe 9 months has passed since you relocated to Heaven.  I can only imagine the amazing party you are are having there.  Jackson says you are probably playing football and I bet you are worshiping Jesus with Carla, Poppy and Granny and a whole slew of others!!  Whatever you are…

How our love story began…

April 24, 2012 Today marks the day Todd and I declared our first date 25 years ago!!  Hard to believe it has been that long!  SO I felt today would be the appropriate time to share how it all began… Todd and I first met in high school, Newman Smith in Carrollton. In the Spring…

Humble beginnings and a little laughter!!

Before I share an old email that was shared with me this week I thought I should give a little background to those who don’t know the story of how God brought us to Austin.  I will try to make this short and sweet but as many of you know I am a woman with…

8 months and counting…

  It has been 8 months since my love was taken up to Heaven and half my heart was taken from my body.  It may seem odd to be counting down the months.  I think back to the times in my life where I counted down days and months.  The first time I remember counting…

Celebrating the good!!

Romans 8:28 says, And we know that in all things God Works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.”  I am sure many of you reading this have heard this before but was does it really mean?  How can I relate it to my life, my…

What I miss…

I miss…  his HUGE wrap me up tight hugs,  his smile, his hand in mine, his kiss his laugh him laughing and playing with our kids the way he would pray for me when I was tired, hurting or discouraged or just because he could sense I needed it. his spiritual leadership and wisdom  his…

The LOVE of my Life

It has been said, “it is better to have loved and lost, than to never loved at all.” with that being said, oh how Todd and I loved and my life is fuller for it! I think back to our 6 years of dating and 18 years of marriage and boy did we live life…

Life is short!

I don’t know about you but the death of Whitney Houston has hit me hard.  I think because I am reminded of the painful reality that we never know when our time on earth is over.  Since the death of Todd a little over 6 months ago I have thought many times about those last…

Bethany turns 4!

    Dear Bethany, I can’t believe you are 4, where has the time gone?  I praise God often for your infectious smile, laugh and the sense of humor that reminds me so much of your Daddy.  You love your Callie kitty, your babies and all your friends so much!  You are a big cuddler…

Walking through darkness…

Oh how my life which seemed to be more focused and filled with love and light seems at times now to be surrounded by darkness!  The daily reminders of my new life that my heart continues to fight against as I navigate through life as a widow and single Mom,  me a widow I am…