Thankful for no words

I have no words for today.  I am beyond proud of the dances that performed on stage tonight.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to teach in a christian environment that encourages the performing arts.  I am thankful for neighbors who help drive my child to dance when we cannot be home to do… Continue reading Thankful for no words

Thankful for seasons

Seasons of weather and seasons of life are beautiful to me.  I love to see the transitions of the 4 seasons.  The dead of winter, sometimes covered in snow that makes the earth beautiful and surreal.  Always followed by the beauty and rebirth of spring with new growth and life.  The wonder of summer and… Continue reading Thankful for seasons

Thankful for the gift of creativity!

I come from a very creative mother!  She is an amazing artist, seamstress, and crafter.  She makes it look easy!  I remember at some point her telling me that if I volunteered her for one more thing, I would be doing it on my own.  Shortly after that I learned how to sew my own… Continue reading Thankful for the gift of creativity!

Thankful for our home

Home.  I love our home. I love coming home after being away.  I love driving up the driveway and seeing the warm lights welcoming me in.  I love the smells and feelings I have when I’m in our home.  Home though, is wherever we are together as a family.  All of us.  When one is… Continue reading Thankful for our home

Thankful for imperfections

I have 5 kids.  A husband. A job. A home. All things I care for and keep in go mode. I feed them, cloth them, drive them, love them, argue with them, discipline them when needed.  I have a lot of responsibility. And I fail at something daily. Somedays we oversleep.  Most days the agenda… Continue reading Thankful for imperfections

I surrender all

Y’all, this is something I have shared with very few people.  About 2 1/2 years after Adam passed, several people started to encourage me to put myself out there again.  I was young and still had a lot to offer.  I wasn’t sure of what exactly I had to offer.  But I decided to give… Continue reading I surrender all

It’s hard to be thankful in death

On this day 40 years ago, Adam Joseph Austin entered this world. He was the first born son to Gary and Reva Austin.  Adam is no longer celebrating birthdays here on earth, but I know there is rejoicing in heaven.  I met Adam in 1994.  I fell in love with him in 1995.  I married… Continue reading It’s hard to be thankful in death