Free To Be…

Hi friends! The past two weeks have been eventful to say the least! I celebrated my birthday, got some faux locs in my hair (𝙖𝙨 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙞𝙘), and much more. This week I’m back at it! I’ve been watching webinars, taking anti-racism classes, creative planning, and creating a more realistic timeline to fitContinue reading “Free To Be…”

Singing My Heart Out

This past week has been a good one! We celebrated our niece’s birthday. Then we celebrated with one of our children’s friends and her family. They are moving from middle school to high school. Our time out was something I missed this past year. I had such a deep time of reflection once we wereContinue reading “Singing My Heart Out”

Joy

I love seeing my kids filled with so much joy. As I sat in my favorite chair of the house, I saw my youngest two playing together. I had to take a picture because it filled me with so much joy. I am also learning about how important it is to share joy. As youContinue reading “Joy”

Are You Following Me?

Hey there friends! These past few days have been busy, but good! I have some things I will be sharing with you in the next couple of days. I just found out that I DO have adult ADHD. I shared in a previous post that I may have it, but it’s a definite! So, IContinue reading “Are You Following Me?”

Happy Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween friends! This day represents a couple of things for me. For one, it’s my parent’s wedding anniversary. This year is 39 years! That’s pretty awesome! Happy Anniversary mom and dad (since I know you’ll read this, mom)! Second, we usually celebrate a (wayyy) less scary version of Halloween each year. This year weContinue reading “Happy Halloween 2020”

Unexpected Changes

Hi!  For some of you who don’t know, this is my family.  Family is an important part of my life.  In the beginning of starting Heartening Forward, I had decided that I wouldn’t share my family’s faces publicly.  I did not want my page to be based off of only pictures of us because IContinue reading “Unexpected Changes”

Thankful

“I am thankful that I have You in my life Guiding me through hard times and strife You have made it clear in my eyes Without You there is no life” Those are lyrics to a song I wrote when I was 15. I love this song. I will share the new version once it’sContinue reading “Thankful”

Cloudy Days

During my toughest of times, I looked at these mountains. My favorite is when there would be clouds like this directly above them. I would often capture these images to remember that even in my darkest hours, God is there. Even when others won’t hear me, He does. When others ask me “Are you reallyContinue reading “Cloudy Days”

Do You Ever…

Do you ever feel like you are often defending your name in situations with people and how they perceive you? I know I do. As I was scrolling through my personal Instagram and sifting through what I want to see on my feed and what I am no longer wanting to feed my spirit, IContinue reading “Do You Ever…”

What Am I Doing Again?

Have you ever been running around your house frantically trying to get things done, only to go to another room and forgot why you even went there in the first place? Then spent the next few minutes asking yourself, “What am I doing again?” You stop, think and then eventually remember. Or maybe you goContinue reading “What Am I Doing Again?”