A face without freckles is like a night without stars...

Starr is me, I am her, and she is I. She is so much more than she thinks she is. If you asked her, she would say she is just a mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. However, she has been told many times, that she is more than that. Her loving Heavenly Father reminds her all the time, that she has gifts and talents to share with the world, and that like unto her name, she should let them so shine before others, that they may light the day, like the stars light the night. She is passionate, loyal, and gentle all at the same time.

Often when people see her they don't see a gentle, quiet and fragile woman; however, they are wrong. Deep down inside that's who she is, and only those who are truly looking, will see who she really is. If you happen to make it through her exosphere, consider yourself to be a blessed individual. Not many make it there, but when they do, they have a permanent place. Her caring ways, allow her to see things in the world a bit differently than others, unique to a fault.

She truly sees through a darkened glass, and can see beyond the darkness, and find hope throughout the world. Beyond her large, thick exterior are gems within her that are priceless, that are only valued on a spiritual level. Buried within the layers of her atmosphere are different pieces of her puzzle, and even she has yet to put all of the pieces into place. May you enjoy each piece she writes; they truly are the picture into her puzzle.

My Children

I am the mama of two all encompassing children, who own every ounce of my heart and soul, even the part their dad holds onto gets kicked out at times when one of the two does something magical to melt my heart. LillyRose is our precious big girl now, who is a whopping 6 years old! From the moment she wakes in the morning until her head hits the pillow at night in one way or another she reminds us that she holds a status the rest of us don't: Miss Diva Wildfire. Her independent nature, and natural ability to question the world around her has given her the actual gift of life, as every family member knew when she was born at 2lbs 6oz, a fighter since the day she was born.

Our son Abraham Jr. is our love bug. He has eyes that melt every inch of any woman's soul, Look out Ladies! At 5 years old, he is such a smarty pants and I LOVE it! His father recently said he had a genius on his hands, I didn't dispute him or his shining pride I felt emanating from his smile. My son is like the coals beneath a beautiful fire, and often times these parts of his personality help me through my days and "ignite my own fires within myself." Like his sister he too came into this world a fighter at 3lbs 6oz, and his tantrums prove to us that life wouldn't be as interesting without him.

My Children "run" the show, even though we would never admit that to them! That would result in utter defeat in our battle of parenthood. Our days revolve around their schedules, routines, likes, dislikes and even the amount of dishes in the sink when mommy has friends over! My oh my! ;) Together they make up the valves within our hearts, and are the blood circulating through our veins. We are extremely blessed to be their parents and though parenthood has tested us in ways we never imagined, I know we'd be lost without it.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mr. and Miss Color Bugs

As I sit and watch my two darling children color up a storm out on the patio on bright hot pink note paper, I am reminded at how wonderful it is to watch them grow, learn and navigate the world around them. As a mom I find myself focusing too much on the dirty dishes, laundry and floors, however, what I have come to realize is that like any good thing in life we must be willing to focus on the "little" things or in my case; The "little" people. Their smiles, laughter, tantrums and blooming language skills are at times fascinating and other times frustrating. I find all that they do fascinating because they are "mine," and I feel extremely privileged to hear them call me mommy. The fact that my daughter often times walks more on her tip toes than by any other means makes me smile at the fact that soon she will be a ballerina in all that she does, and I find that to be extremely exciting. Let's not forget about my little gentleman, whom from the moment he wakes in the morning to the last yawn at night looks at the world with such joy, awestruck wonder and curiosity. I'm just a mom, whose world revolves around two little people, whom without, I wouldn't be the same woman I am today. When I focus on my gift of having two little one's rather than all the things in the house that need to be done, I find I am more centered on what really matters most: Raising two beautiful children of God, whom only have a short stay in our home and I pray I can teach them how to navigate this mortal life with the proper tools needed to be confident, loving and righteous adults who follow the paths that God has set out for their lives. I hope hot pink paper colored with the imaginations of their hearts spread throughout my walls for the rest of my life.