Waiting For Death

***I wrote this late Friday night, in the process of proofreading Nanny passed away.  It was approx 11:45pm.  I’m thankful that she is at peace and in a much better place.  Thanks for the amazing support and outpouring of love-  we’re blessed to have amazing friends**** Have you ever waited on death? I haven’t until this past week. I don’t like it. I’m not saying I like for people to die suddenly but the waiting and not knowing part of death can seriously take a toll on your mind. It’s hard to focus. It’s hard to hear the phone ring. It’s hard to have conversations about when “it” will happen. No one knows. This is another mind dump. Before I begin, my family and I really appreciate the comments and support that we’ve read and seen both here and on Facebook (my dad drove so much traffic here the other day I figured he has some good friends) on my previous post. My grandmother, ‘nanny’, that I wrote the previously blog post is the catalyst behind a lot of thoughts lately but September in general has been a rough month for sickness and health issues for friends. At dinner the other night my dad said, “I guess there is a down side to having close friends…” – How true! Having people in your life that you care about and do life with eventually makes us realize the pain of sickness and death. Getting older has something to do with it as well. Here’s what I’ve heard/seen/experienced the past two weeks (no exaggerations): Nanny is given a few days to...

I Don’t Care. I Just Don’t… Well, Maybe A Little

I’ve been asked by quite a few people about my ‘man trip’ to Colorado this past March. They want to know what did I learn… what did I figure out. I’ve had some time to reflect on what I think I got out of it… what can help me in my life and the life of my family. I think I’ve given the same answer when asked but the past week I’ve confirmed it. I don’t care… wait, I do care. That’s the problem. So, since when did caring become a problem? For me, it’s been an ongoing ‘problem’. You see (yes, when someone writes “you see” you can tell it’s gonna be a long blog post)– back to it–  I live in a cool little town in TN called Thompson’s Station. It’s small but we are close to Franklin and only 25 mins south of Nashville. In this town we have an amazing creative community, one that is friendly yet the most judgmental clan I’ve ever seen. Me included. Why does that matter? This is where the caring comes in. I want my friends, cohorts, partners, acquaintances and the such to like me. Why??? I can tell you that one of my needs in this world is affirmation. I like affirmation. Some people could care less about affirmation because they have other needs- like needs to be left alone and in the dark. I don’t know what everyone else needs but mine is affirmation. I LOVE it when a client or friend is happy with something I’ve done… it’s what keeps me rolling. For too long I’ve worried...

How Can I Stand Here…

I’ve heard this song a million times and today some of the lyrics hit me good. Nothing amazing, nothing out of the ordinary but maybe that’s why they seem so relevant. You are the strength, that keeps me walking. You are the hope, that keeps me trusting. You are the light to my soul. You are my purpose…you’re everything. How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you? Would you tell me how could it be any better than this? Those are from the Lifehouse song “Everything”.  Check it out on Amazon. If you have a few minutes I encourage you to turn off the lights, close your eyes and just let the video below...

My Life. The Circus.

It’s been a very busy past two weeks.  I feel like my life is a circus. In the middle of moving to Tennessee my blog site was hacked and I lost my last template.  For now, I’ve settled on a Circus type thing to go right along with my life right now. No matter the circus, I’m blessed beyond belief.  Our move has been pretty easy on the kids and the only real negative is getting pushed off by AT&T two times for internet/tv service. Inked Digital has taken off well.  Daniel Island is keeping me very busy, but I’ve signed on to help 5 new clients in just the past two weeks.  I must say that I was a little nervous about jumping on my own again but wow, it’s been amazing. Thanks for hanging in there with me and laugh at my theme once again.  I hope to life under control soon thus getting a blog theme to match my “control”.  We’ll...

Camping With The New Camper & Kids

I don’t have a ton of personal posts but figured I should share more on the “personal” side so you people “know” who I am. I was having lunch with Brody Harper and we were talking about the fact that people want to know “who you are”. When I started this blog, I had a lot of personal stuff on here and then ventured away. No specific reason why– just kind of happened. So, without any more explanation… Here’s the Camping post! Renee and I got a pop-up camper last fall and have been waiting for an opportunity to use it. Last weekend we took a trip to Moncks Corner, SC and spent a long weekend on the lake in our pop-up. We fished a lot… I caught one nice size catfish… Renee, on the other hand, caught two. Not just two, but two that were big enough to feed 7 people! Yes, we caught them and cooked them within 2 hours. Mmm.. good. Emma and Emerson were awesome and I’m glad they love being outside as much as I do. OK, really, no more words. Here are pics… [nggallery...