Showing posts from August, 2023

When God Doesn't.

Hi all! I'm sorry I had to take a break yesterday (for my surgery). It was an outpatient thing so, I'm back home and ready to rock. Let's talk! As mentioned in my last blog, I stated I had to get hernia surgery. There was about a 2 month gap between me being diagnosed with one, and my surgery date. During that time, I prayed fervently that God would heal it so I didn't have to go through with surgery. I mean, He can do anything! Surely it would be like nothing for him to heal a little hernia. But you know what? He didn't heal it. I still had to have surgery yesterday. Yes, I know my situation/surgery could've been much worse... such as people with cancer or people who have to lose limbs... however; I was still cut open and now in a lot of pain. So what happens when 'God doesn't?' You can insert whatever you want after that phrase.  I will use, of course, a personal story from a few years ago. I was working at a place that started sucking the life out

Desert Road.

  One of my favorite Christian bands is Casting Crowns. They have a song entitled "Desert Road" which goes: " I don't know where this is goin'  But I know Who holds my hand. It's not the path I would've chosen But I'll follow You to the end Lord, as long as I am breathin' I will make Your glory known Even if it means I'm walkin' on this desert road" Does that resonate with anyone reading this today? You feel like you've been on a desert road for what seems like an eternity now? I see you, and I feel the same way. Let's talk about it.  Webster's Dictionary defines 'desert' as follows: arid   land with usually   sparse   vegetation... * especially     :  such land having a very warm climate and receiving less than 25 centimeters (10 inches) of  sporadic  rainfall annually an area of water apparently  devoid  of life a  desolate  or forbidding area Doesn't sound like the kind of place I'd want to be in, yet he

Peace, Be Still.

"As of now, you and your husband are listed as child abusers..." Welcome back, friend! Today's thoughts come from a real life experience that my husband and I went through. Let's jump right in, shall we? Have you ever been in a situation so scary and stressful that you thought you might literally die? Because same. The situation I'm going to speak on today actually did not happen too long ago; about 4 years. Our first born son had just turned 3 months old. It was around Thanksgiving time. One day, I was playing with him and noticed a little bump towards the back of his head. It was a weird bump because it wasn't hard like he hit his head on something, it was "squishy" and his skin was raised. It was about the size of a quarter. At first, I didn't really think much of it. I just thought maybe he did something in his crib while asleep. My brother is a paramedic and he suggested that I have it looked at, just to be safe. I was going to anyway, just

Empty Mom - Finding Fullness

Welcome back! If you have decided to follow along, I appreciate you! I will attempt to keep these somewhat short, and always sweet. Although some topics I have in mind might be kind of heavy, so the short and sweet might not be in those. Either way, I'm so glad to have you here! I guess you could say today's blog is part of my testimony. If you'd like to know more or something in more detail, just message me and I'd be happy to explain further! Now then, allow me to insert the line that everyone says... grab a coffee (or tea) and let's talk. "Why did you name your blog Empty Mom? That's kind of depressing, isn't it?" Yes, it is kind of sad. If someone were to say "I just feel empty inside," wouldn't you feel bad for them and ask if there's anything you could do for them? I have been there myself. I think it's safe to say we all might have had the feeling at some time or another. The world we live in has much to say about how w

Ah, Another Blogger.

Ah, another blogger. If you enjoy reading about other people's personal lives well then friend, allow me to introduce myself. Hello! My name is Keily. (pronounced like 'Keely') I have to add the pronunciation because I get called everything besides my actual name. It doesn't offend me in the slightest, I just like to clarify. I am first and foremost, a child of the Most High God. I am also a wife and a Mom. I have had the title of wife for 5 years now. Yes, I am still a newbie at this whole marriage thing. I have been a Mom for 4 years now. I am married to an extremely nerdy, yet incredible, husband. We have two boys whom I love with everything in me. Our oldest will be 4 next month, and our youngest just turned 7 months old. I am also new to being a stay at home Mom. As you can imagine, my days are filled with all the things all the time. I fully understand that days can still be filled with everything all the time without kids, but raising little humans adds even more