I’m Not Ready To Die!

I’m gonna try to think of a nice way to say this. A way in which I won’t upset Taylor Belle. Because I know that she will read this, and dealing with a teenage girl is challenging enough. That being said … OMG! I’m teaching Taylor how to drive. I’m not sure what to say…

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One

So ….. there was this fifty-something year old menopausal woman, a twenty-eight year old woman who is addicted to meth and determined to get clean, and a hormonal, drama-filled sixteen year old girl who just got her driver’s learning permit – all living in a tiny two-story apartment in a small Texas town. Sounds kinda…

Days One and Two

I am feeling scared. Feeling completely inadequate. Lacking sufficient knowledge to even begin to know what to do to help Christie save her life. When I found out that Christie was coming, my plan was to love and encourage her. Give her a place to stay until she got back on her feet. Show her…

Tell Me I’m Not A Fool

I have a banger in my house. And I didn’t even know what that meant until tonight, when I welcomed her into my home with open arms. Tell me that I’m not a fool. Christie is my niece. She is twenty-eight, and has two precious children. She is a beautiful woman with dark brown hair…

Fourth Time Will Be The Charm

They say that the third time is the charm. I’d honestly like to know who “they” are and why the things “they” say rarely turn out to be true for me. They apparently have better luck. But then, if their luck were that great, wouldn’t the first time be the charm? I believe it would….

Perfectly Imperfect

Taylor Belle and I had a girl’s night the other night. We did a little shopping and then stopped at a restaurant for dinner. It was a nice night of a little mama-daughter time. We were driving home after dinner, and I messed up and said something that I shouldn’t have. Without even thinking, I…

Grateful

I had almost given up hope of seeing him again. Not of physically seeing him. He lives in Abilene, which is less than two hours from where I live. I had almost given up hope of seeing the man that I have adored as long as I can remember. My daddy. I really don’t know…

Undivided Attention

I tried to sit down and write something to post on my blog tonight. I really did. I had the subject all picked out. Actually, a friend of mine had suggested writing about going to the movies, and I thought it was a good idea. I love going to the movies. It is a great…