May 13, 2012
“But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.”
I know I have a lot to be grateful for on Mother's Day, my two beautiful daughters, but there is something missing. MY mom. 1998 is the last year I was able to spend mothers day with her. She passed away in March of the following year. I LOVE spending the day with my girls, but I selfishly wish my mom were here with us. I often have a hard time with Mother's Day, but for some reason this year was different. I felt at peace all day. I really enjoyed the day with my girls. They brought me breakfast in bed, and Rylee made me this cute little book at school. It was like a diary about me. SUPER cute. I was tickled at the answers she gave. Sweet girl. After breakfast, Rylee and I ran some errands, and went to lunch at Panera. It was a great day. Hope ALL of you mommies enjoyed your day as well.
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms I know. The ones up rocking babies, and the ones wishing they could. To moms of kids in the next room, and kids laid to rest down the road. To moms who parented a child, even for a while, and had to say good-bye and moms who never had to let go. The pure, special love of a woman for her child is unmatched, no matter how that love came to be.
Posted by The Howell's at 8:41 PM
May 6, 2012
May 3, 2012
Hi ya'll, I'm Amy!
I'm a Texas native, born & raised.
And now I'm living in NW Arkansas!
We've been here almost 7 years. Seems like we just moved here yesterday! I miss my family & friends back in Texas like crazy. Although this is "home" now, I still feel out of place at times. I often ask myself, "how in the world did I end up here?" I never thought I'd move out of Texas, away from all my family. BUT life has a funny way of working out. I have two precious daughters, whom I adore, and I'm a SAHM. Love every minute of it!! While I do love being a SAHM, it does get lonely from time to time. I've met some great friends since moving to NWA, but I feel like I don't see them near enough. I know it's hard with kids & crazy schedules, but I wish we got together more. I need some adult time! ;) I'm a reality TV junkie, diet coke lover, and I LOVE to shop!
What about you? Where are you from?
Posted by The Howell's at 9:47 PM