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May 13, 2018

One day they will realize monsters aren't real and noises aren't that scary, but for now, I'll let them think I'm the bravest person they know.

One day they will realize God gifted each of us differently and I don't actually draw the best sidewalk chalk animals in the w...

March 5, 2018

I cried every day at kindergarten drop-off. I have no recollection of this, but my parents remind me of it from time to time. I’m not sure why I cried, but I did. Every. Single. Day.

My kindergarten teacher was an Olympic athlete … in the long jump. Long jumpers are tal...

January 15, 2018

Note: Even if you aren't a parent, read on! There's a message for you, as well!

For the past year or so we have been working on teaching our children how to pray. I’ll confess it has had its ups and its downs. Just when I think we hit a milestone and one child is beginn...

October 17, 2017

I’ll be the first to admit I cry often. Happy tears, sad tears, moving tears, confused tears, anxious tears. I’ve cried them all. Unfortunately, my daughter inherited this gene from me.

My daughter cries a lot. It’s gotten to the point where I have to continually say, “...

September 19, 2017

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma last week, our small valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains saw an immense amount of rain and wind. We listened quietly as the transformers blew, taking with them our lights and everything else electricity so conveniently brings into our...

August 27, 2017

Monday morning my daughter starts kindergarten. She is my first to go to elementary school. For the most part, I have kept it together really well … well, I had been keeping it together until yesterday. While I was sitting outside, my daughter sat down beside me, laid...

August 21, 2017

I don’t know your name just yet, but I am praying for you …

Here is what I am asking God for as this journey begins:

  • I pray you know the saving grace of Jesus Christ. I don’t know what you believe or where you find your strength, but I pray your foundation is Jesus C...

August 7, 2017

To my sweet daughter, 

In a few short weeks you will brave the halls of a new school, full of new people and new experiences. This is the beginning of a long journey for you, one that will be filled with years of learning and growing. There will be laughter and joy; the...

July 15, 2017

I'll never forget the first time my daughter sat down at a piano. She was one and a half. For a split second, I thought to myself, “What if she's a prodigy? What if she begins playing a melody she already knows?” After much banging and clanging, I realized it might tak...

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