From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges



To Be Your Wife

This is easy to share today because it is the first of two poems that has been eye-opening these last two days. It may not be great, or even good, but it has impressed on my heart how lucky I... Continue Reading →

D12: Strong Woman

Day 12: You are authentically, wholeheartedly yourself. When you came into this world your life was secretly planned out by your parents and family. You had to meet cultural expectations to show the world just who you are supposed to be.... Continue Reading →

D9: Strong Woman

Day 9: You’re sexy and you know it. My favorite type of girls night is when we get dolled up and are comfortable with who we are and go out. These nights aren't very often since my friends and I are... Continue Reading →

D8: Strong Woman

Day 8: You’re a fierce warrior and a compassionate sister/mother/friend. When I lived in Boise I received Baxter my coonhound as a Christmas present. We didn't intend to have another dog but when I first saw his wrinkled skin rolled over... Continue Reading →

D7: Strong Woman

Day 7: Your priorities are just that, your priorities. Somewhere in one of my previous posts I talked about carving your own path. I talked about knowing the path that everyone else has traveled and be able to deter a bit... Continue Reading →

D6: Strong Woman

Day 6: You’re the glue that holds it all together. I always tell people that I have OCD. I shouldn't say something like that so lightly because first, OCD is a real thing, and secondly because I have never been diagnosed.... Continue Reading →

D5: Strong Woman

Day 5: Damn straight you’re smart and you have an opinion. In today’s world, women have to work harder than men and yet earn just 78 cents for every dollar a man earns. All the while women are now 33% more... Continue Reading →

Fix It

I talk highly about my mom and dad through my blogs. I didn't really have the best relationship with either of them during most times in my life. Mostly because I was being that adolescent girl that only thought of... Continue Reading →

Love Requires Sacrifice 

I finally watched The Longest Ride and one of the characters said that love requires sacrifice. The movie reminded me that there is so much in life, so many ups and downs, so many circumstances in our control and out... Continue Reading →

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