Middle of the Night Thinkin…….

It’s 2:01

I’ve tossed and turned

I’ve perused the internet and read every blog I can think of.

I’ve gotten up to use the restroom

I’ve refilled my water

I’ve daydreamed and planned

What in the world?

Finally I let my mind slow down to the last couple of days……

Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day. Our house was full and so were our bellies. Why does every holiday include a glutenous amount of food? We will be relishing in the leftovers for days. My heart overflows when the fab four are all together.

This picture is old but as I looked through photos, most are Jack because he has encompassed our lives in a way I can’t describe, but these 4, we are the core.

I love these people and that dress is leaving my closet!


The sweetest soul came up to me on Sunday morning with tears streaming. We embraced and I was concerned. I touched her and asked what was wrong. Expecting to hear sad news, she replied “people are so kind to me and I can’t get used to it.” Her beautiful heart has been wounded in her past life and now as she radiates Jesus love, she finally is being shown how beautiful she really is. You know who you are…….and I love you.


A sweet sweet friend and her family are in the midst of illness. A surgery. A lengthy hospital stay. Small children. Jobs. Life is hard enough and then you throw complications in the mix. We chatted via text tonight.

We talked about how hard it is to see ones we love suffer but through it all it has made her marriage stronger.

This woman, who is so tired and just wants “normal” back speaks of God directing our paths and if we would just surrender and trust. Jesus says “I am holding you.” My timing is perfect




I’m getting that string cheese sweet girl and I’ll see you tomorrow.


Jack and I took a walk and ran into one of the neighbors.

She came out of her door holding a piece of paper. It was handwritten and had been copied many times. She proceeded to share that she had to put her Mom in a nursing home because she was unable to care for her due to her illness. She added that her mothers monthly expenses for her care were costing more than her monthly income and would we participate in a street porch sale. Sure! I’m positive I can come up with some stuff. Have you seen our garages? As she continued speaking, she said that 5 houses on our little street, that’s all of them, will be participating. That’s the kind of neighborhood I want to live in. Where the neighbors pool together and help each other out. When you walk by their house and they call you by name. Even little Jack can call them by name and will gladly share his snacks.


Courtney and I sat on the couch together. I watched as her large belly moved and stretched. It will never ever ever get old watching the miracle of life. I placed my hand and I was kicked. I felt as that little life tossed and turned and I was in awe. Our new grand baby will arrive in August and we are in love already. I’ve complained the entire time about not knowing the gender but as the time approaches, it’s rather exciting to know that a sweet surprise is coming. We’ve been placing our bets in the date!

Our world, it’s a scary place sometimes and it could be easy to hide in our cocoons. I believe so many people are. But look at what you miss when you don’t talk to people. When you don’t immerse yourselves in people. Stretch your arms out and I bet you will be surprised what enters in.

Still not sleepy but I’m gonna try.

Be blessed my friends.

Update: I got a couple of hours on the couch in between Grey’s Anatomy episodes. Coffee will definitely be my friend today. Have a great day!

About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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