Friday, June 13, 2014

Father's Day

My father left this world when I was three years old. I remember, as a young child, asking Jesus to tell him happy Father's Day. That only lasted a few years and then I simply forgot. I never forgot my father, but Father's Day had no special meaning to me. It wasn't until a couple years ago, that I decided to celebrate again. I honestly had to look up what month Father's Day was in. Every year since then, I've written a special post and said a special prayer. This year's post is a little different, but my prayer is the same. 

A is a father. 

When I first met him, I was skeptical about dating someone with children. I wasn't scared of being thrown into a stepmother role that would be greeted with changing diapers, attending soccer games, and driving a minivan. I was scared because his children weren't children. They were teenagers who may very well hate me. I am closer in age to both of them than I am to their father. Initially, this fact sent me running for the hills.

That didn't last long. There was something about this man that drew me in, that wouldn't let me run, though I did try. 

One of the many reasons I fell in love with him is the way his eyes light up when he talks about his girls. His heart is full of love for them and I am so thankful that there was a little room left in there for me. 

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there!

Monday, June 2, 2014


May was the first month this year that didn't fly by. I felt like it was May forever. It seems like a year ago when I set the 5 goals for May…and that's probably why I forgot about most of them. I did set up all my bills to auto draft but I did not clean out my garage. I moved half of my closet but didn't purge my summer stuff. I did keep my desk clean, for the most part.

June Goals.

Read a book.

Cook dinner once a week.

Plan 4th of July trip.

Take photos.

Clean every day.

I know, I know. I try this almost every month and never actually do it. But I miss reading. Give me suggestions for books you've read recently!

I have been eating out way too much these days. A just bought a grill, so we've grilled at home the past 3 nights. I haven't cooked a meal in weeks. I'll make at least one meal a week this month.

July 4th is coming up. A's dad and brother both live in Florida and his brother has a boat. Time to plan a trip.

Almost every photo I take is via SnapChat. I need to take more photos on my phone and nice camera that I can keep.

A couple months ago I set a goal to clean for 30 minutes each day. It was a huge help at keeping my house mess free, so I'm gonna do it again.

My goals are pretty boring this month, but hopefully they'll hold up. How are you doing with 2014 goals?