Novemeber……A Month of Thanks…..November 4, 2013

Today I was reminded to be thankful for modern technology. It has advance so quickly during the last serval years, making it difficult for many of us to imagine life without it. People would be lost without their cell phones, not to mention what they would do if they couldn’t get am internet signal.  Today, I will be focusing on the positives.


My husband recently took a new job. That new job requires him to travel overseas to Africa, where he works on a rig, 40 miles off the coast. Many people look at me and think i must be crazy: letting my husband travel halfway around the world for months at a time, leaving me to take care of everything while he is gone (including two babies). Who knows? Maybe I am. But I know one thing is for sure, and that is that technology makes it so much easier to have to be apart from him. I am still able to stay in contact with him on a daily basis.

30 years ago, who would have thought we would even have the capability to send one single email? Much less, video chat with a man on the other side of the world through an internet connection. Probably not very many. Yet here we are, surpassing in the highest expectations of people years ago.

It really is such a priveledge to be able to contact him in a moments notice when I’m having a bad or just want to chat. I am able to send him high quality photos of our kids in a split second with nothing more than the touch of a button. It’s taken for granted so easily, but there was a time when a hand written letter would have been the only way to keep in touch with a distant friend or family member.

Talking to my husband in Africa today, reminded me just how thankful I am for the technology that has been, and will continue to be, developed during my lifetime. No one ever enjoys being away from someone that they love. It does however make it easier knowing that you’ll always be able to Skype them while they are away. And for that, we can thank technology.


November….A Month of Thanks….November 3, 2013

All over social media, you see people participating in 30 days of thanks. Usually, I avoid “trendy” posts. But after contemplating it for a while, I decided that everyone should make the effort from time to time to remember just how much they have to be thankful for. So, although I am a couple of days late, I figured that there is no time like the present.

I am thankful for my husband. This one is easy, right? Obviously I am thankful for my husband. If I wasn’t, perhaps he would not be my husband. (just kidding) . But seriously, more than anyone could ever know, I am thankful for Clayton Samuel Eastridge. The man who is not only my better half, but also the best father I could ever imagine my children having.

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are made of the same things. I know without a shadow a doubt that Clay was created for me, and I for him. There is no other person or object in this world that could ever be more perfectly designed for me. He encourages me daily to be a better person, and because of him I have the desire to do so. He is listens to me:  my dreams, my worries, my fears; never once criticizing me or making me feel inadequate. Reminding me daily of how strong I am capable of being, he gives me the motivation I need to be nothing short of what he already knows I am. Whenever I’m standing at a metaphorical bridge, too scared to cross, he is always there to hold my hand and walk with me to the other side. He is so much more than just a husband. He is my best friend, confidant, intellectual soulmate, inspiration, and everything that falls in between.

It has been said that when you truly find love, you will find yourself. I couldn’t agree more. It is because of Clay that I have become who I am today. Finding him, has allowed me to dig deep within myself, wash away the dirt, and come away as a woman I didn’t even know existed. She was there all along, locked up and begging to come out. I just needed the key to open the door. Clay was that key.

I look forward to watching our children grow, and holding hands as we get old together. I will always be in love with the 22 year old version of him; the boy that showed up like a knight in shinning amour and stole my heart, and I know that I will continue to fall in love with him throughout every stage of our lives together.

So Clay, if you’re reading this, thank you. Thank for all that you have given me. For finding me at a time in your life when you could have easily chosen anyone else. Thank you for acknowledging that what we have is rare. Thank you for flooding my heart with love, like only you can. It’s me and you against the world…..forever.

Clay & I right after we starting dating. br />

Clay & I now. After 3 1/2 years of marriage and 2 kids. As happy as ever!


A Peak Into My Crazy, Beautiful Life

I like to consider myself to have always been a bit of a confused person. As a little girl, I would have had a hard time telling you exactly what it was I wanted to be when I grew up. As I got older, the question became even harder to answer. It was a heavy subject for me, one that I could never really come up with a solution too. Having lots of big ideas, I would begin planning how to put things into motion, never being able to convince myself any of those ideas were something I would honestly want to do for the rest of my life. One thing I always knew I wanted was a family. Having grown up as an only child, and the youngest (by 5 years) grandchild in my family, I spent a lot of time & holidays pretty much alone with the exception of my parents. I longed for a family of my own that would be close; lots of people, big holidays. It was the one thing in my life that never changed.

In the summer of 2008, after moving away for college, I was brought to a hole-in-the-wall bar called “Yesterday’s”, and briefly introduced to a guy named Clay. I didn’t think much of it at the time. Hardly even held an actual conversation with the guy. Little did I know, he would be the one to make all those dreams come true.

After dating for a little over a year, I convinced him to marry me. I knew he was the man I was destined to spend the rest of my life with. We were married in May of 2010 and welcomed our first child, Sawyer, in May of the following year. It wasn’t long after celebrating his 1st birthday, we found out that the Lord had blessed us with a 2nd pregnancy. Stevie Rose graced us with her demanding presence on April 6, 2013.

After years of struggling to figure out what my purpose was in life; what it was I wanted to spend forever doing; it finally became so clear. I wanted to be a mother and a wife! I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing nothing other than that. Building a family, loving my husband, and raising my children is what I was designed to do.

Being a stay at home mom can absolutely be a challenge at times. Especially since my husband recently took a job working overseas in Africa. If given the chance, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

This blog will basically be a place for me to express my thoughts and share my ideas. There will be no specific subjects, and my feelings won’t get hurt if no one ever even reads it. And hey! If they do, then great. I’m sure they’ll get some laughs at the very least.

So until next time…… Au Revoir!

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