Anakeesta and the Longest Treetop Skybridge in North America

Anakeesta and the Longest Treetop Skybridge in North America

(Special YouTube video of our trip is included. Trust me you don’t want to miss it!)

 I had an exciting opportunity to be one of the firsts to ride the all new Ridge Rambler that launches at Anakeesta later this month. My husband had to work, so I only brought my three older kids with me, ages 4, 6, & 8). My mother in law graciously kept my younger two. This was the perfect trip before they go back to school!

Firstly, you would never know it exists, the bottom part is right across from Ripley’s Aquarium. I had no clue the whole new world that was awaiting us 15-20 minutes away! Continue reading “Anakeesta and the Longest Treetop Skybridge in North America”

The Meaning of Sariyah’s Name

The Meaning of Sariyah’s Name

 

I have been holding this in for months now, and I am so excited to explain it.

Her name is Sariyah Rose. You can find her birth story and photos here.

Now to fully understand you have to know the backstory, and that this is something God Himself created.It was back in August of 2018. Around 10 weeks one night at work I ran to the bathroom throwing up. I remember crying in defeat from continuously being sick.

This is a girl and her name will be Sariyah. 

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Sariyah Rose’s Birth Story

Sariyah Rose’s Birth Story

I am so excited to announce that I had my baby girl Friday, April 5th 2019. This is my first time doing a birth story so I’m pretty ecstatic! There’s just something so exhilarating about reliving those special moments leading up to bringing your baby into this world.

Meet Sariyah Rose.

Born on 4/5/19 at 11:50am 8lbs.4oz and 18 3/4 inches!

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My Son Asked Why His Skin is Different

My Son Asked Why His Skin is Different

 

It happened again. My oldest asked why his skin is darker than his siblings. This time I wanted a better response that would stick with him in a way he’d understand.

It hit me when I noticed all his crayons spilled out on the table. He was making another comic, his new favorite thing to do. His artwork is impressive and a way he expresses himself.

So I told him to look at all the crayons he had out on the table. I asked him what would happen if they all were the same color.

“That would be silly mama I couldn’t make what I wanted if all the colors were the same.”

Bingo!!!

I explained to him that God creates artwork in the way He creates people. And God needed every single color to do so. Every shade, every color in between is His artwork. I explained that his shade is just as beautiful as his siblings, and all his friends at school.

I told him not to focus on colors, because it’s what’s inside that matters.

He’s a loving boy with a huge heart. In my head I thought of how there’s evil in this world that actually does fixate on color. I can not control that but dang it, I’ll try my best to remind my kids that every color is beautiful, and that most importantly it’s what’s inside that counts. To treat others with kindness, and no judgement. To help others, and to speak up.

“Well I’m glad God made me part of his artwork too, I like using every color when I’m drawing.”

That’s right my sweet boy, God uses every color and wastes nothing.