Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Weekend!

Waking up to beautiful sunrises
Good food
Boogie boarding
Crashing waves
Sand in my toes
Cold drinks
Pool fun

It doesn't get any better than that. Hope y'all had a wonderful Memorial weekend!!! 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What do you think?!?!?!

There's no denying my DNA!

My Mom and I. 

HELLO, can you say twins?

No one can say I'm not my mother's child!!!!!!!!!!

This is almost eerie!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Intentional blogging.

Once upon a time, this blogging thing came easy for me! Don't know where along the way it became so hard!

I guess I took a little bit of a break here, huh? Miss me? Don't answer that unless it's yes! ;) 

Just kidding.

Honestly and truthfully, blogging has become more of a "Oh, do I have to?" versus "Oh, but I want to." 

Make sense?

I want to be intentional with my blogging. I don't just want to say or talk about what I think people want to hear. I don't want to get mixed up in who is or who isn't reading or the number beside my follower count. Or, oh my gosh, this post doesn't have a picture in it, is anyone going to read? It's all the silly stuff we worry about.

So we're going to talk about intentional blogging for a second.

Why do we blog and who do we blog for? This is the question I've had to ask myself.

 Lets sit on this for a minute.

Somewhere I lost my intent. I searched my heart and knew I wasn't doing this blogging thing 100% for the right reasons. 90% of the time I would say my intentions were right, but that 10% was enough to be the joy sucker in this whole blogging thing. 

Truth is, I love blogging and I love having this space. I love sharing my life with you. I love the emails I've received over the course I've been blogging thanking me for a particular thing I've had to share and how my words have resonated with some of you. Not to mention ALL the wonderful people I've met. That makes it SO totally worth it. 

But I have to just be honest, I've been 10% flawed with this whole blogging thing! I'm not going anywhere, but I'm sure as heck moving forward with a new outlook on this little space I call my own.

I consider this blog post to be like a whole fresh, new start and a whole new way of thinking when it comes to the good ole' blog. I want to find the joy in blogging again and that starts here and now!

Any body else struggle with this?!?!?!?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

What being single means to me.

  • Being single doesn't mean I'm weak, means I'm strong enough to wait for what I deserve
  • God is busy writing the best love story for me
  • I won't settle
  • Being single doesn't mean I don't know anything about love, being solo is wiser than being in a false relationship
  • Doesn't mean nobody wants me, God is waiting for that person who is worthy of me
  • I'm single not because I don't pray for love, but because I don't play around with love
  • Single does not mean lonely, it means I'm preparing for the arrival of a better love
  • He'll be worth it
  • So very worth it
In the meantime I embrace this time and soak in all you're trying to teach me Lord! Thank you for guarding my heart, protecting me, and saving your BEST for me. 
 I wait. I don't want a love that fades after the dance. I'll write him a love song with my life, cause this kind of love is worth waiting for. No matter how long it takes, I'm already His.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Defining Moment.

I was sharing with someone recently about a defining moment in my life and not sure if I've ever shared this on the blog ....

I was 16. I got my license in June. I didn't have to pay for my first car. It was an old Toyota Camry and even had the automatic seat belts. Anyone remember those? Ha! Like I said, did not have to pay for my car and so I was not about to be picky. I was just so happy to have a car and it was the carefree days of summer.

Fast forward to that December.  Was back in school for my Senior year of high school and on the way to a school function. I had a friend in the car with me. I was driving along and went way past the turn to where I was supposed to be going. And being the inexperienced driver I was and only had my license for 7 months, pull off the side of the road, ON A CURVE, and go to do a u-turn. I look, no car coming. I look the other way, no car coming.

I proceed.....


I did not see that one coming. Next thing you know I'm spinning and no clue what had just happened. What I do know is that your adrenaline shoots up in 2 seconds flat when you're in a car accident. My side was crushed in and couldn't get out on my side and so with a broken collarbone I hop out the passenger side. I was so disoriented, calling my Mom over and over again on her cell phone because she would not pick up, and worried about the other person laying on the ground outside of his truck.

I'll pause for a moment to say, the person in the other vehicle was fine and my friend in the car with me ended up being fine. I, however, was not..

I was totally at fault in this accident and the car was completely totaled.

Along with a broken collarbone they thought I might have a head injury. So before you know it I'm being airlifted by helicopter to an Orlando hospital. I remember bits and pieces from the accident scene but everything after that is really, really fuzzy!

What I do know and what was sobering and humbling is when they tell you that if the truck had been just inches closer you wouldn't be here today, because as I said I got hit on my side. To this day, brings me to tears just thinking about it, to think in reality I should not even be here, but God had other plans.

I thank him every day that he spared me, spared my life and protected my friend in the car with me and the other person in the other vehicle.

I often think back to that time, possibly one of the most scariest times of my life, and it opened my eyes to just how fragile life is, how things can literally change in seconds and you can't take any day for granted. To think one more inch of the truck could have made the difference between life and death for me.

It gives me goosebumps.

We all have defining moments. Maybe some not as severe as mine.

What's been your defining moment?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wordless Wednesday- Then & Now!

 In honor of Mother's Day coming up! She's still the strongest, bravest, and most courageous person I'll every know!