About Sheila (Yep, that’s me)

oneMy name is Sheila and I am a single Mother of three children. Navigating life with them is an adventure that is challenging, fun, heart-breaking, and, above all, rewarding.

Although life has not gone like I had hoped, I am learning to journey through the life I do have with my Savior who not only loves me, but is enthralled with me. He has become my everything!

A “few” other things about me:

  • I love to organize stuff
  • Rich Mullins is my all-time favorite musician
  • I’m a Baylor grad. Sic ’em Bears!
  • Absolutely LOVE mountains. They are so majestic and beautiful.
  • God has never let me down. Never.
  • My three children are the best gifts I’ve ever received
  • I want to be thin but I hate exercising
  • Having three children REALLY affected my bladder. Yuck.
  • I cannot speak while watching a sunrise or sunset. I think it destroys the romance
  • I could eat carbs all day if they didn’t stick to me so much
  • Love being spontaneous
  • I don’t curse. (Well, I have, but it’s not in my day-to-day vocabulary.)
  • I have always loved black hair.
  • I love lumpy Cream of Wheat. Not a fan of it when it’s smooth.
  • Mac will win over windows anytime in my book
  • Scrapbooking was once a huge part of my life. One day I’ll get back to it.
  • Families are just not supposed to operate with one parent
  • I often look up at the sun and smile because I tell myself God is taking my picture
  • I have a deep passion for adoption although I’ve never adopted
  • My family is AMAZING
  • I had a great childhood
  • Vacations are like glue for our new family. They give us common experiences so we can feel like a whole family.
  • Life without forgiveness has to be so dark
  • I start EVERY morning with a chai tea latte or cup of hot cinnamon spice tea. I’m not a morning person, so you wouldn’t want to converse with me without it. Trust me.
  • I am a night person which makes getting up for work rather difficult
  • Laughing is my favorite
  • My right shoulder carries most of my tension or so I’ve been told by absolutely every masseuse
  • Not a fan of marshmallows
  • Chick fil A is the only fast food I eat now if given the choice
  • I played the clarinet in band. Best decision of my high school career.
  • Microsoft Word is the worst. So quirky and temperamental.
  • I taught for 10 years. The first 2 I literally loved it so much I would have done it for free. The last two years I could not have been paid enough to stay.
  • I do not like maroon cars. Sorry to my Aggie friends.
  • My church family truly loves how the bible says to love
  • I like the smell of gas (the car kind, lol)
  • I hate roaches so much I actually pushed aside one of my children to jump on the couch to save myself. True story.
  • I cry in movies. I cry during sappy commercials. I cry when saying goodbye. I cry when I share something deep. Yep, I’m a crier.
  • Wet paper creeps me out
  • I have a black thumb. I can literally kill any plant but I’m super great at growing weeds
  • Dark chocolate is my friend
  • Hate scheduling appointments – dentist, doctor, hair, vet, etc. I’m the worst.
  • I’m drawn to people who make me laugh
  • I married my best friend. He made me laugh.
  • Some days require country music
  • Hymns are HUGE to me
  • I quit chewing gum for about 10 years
  • The only gum I chew now is the cinnamon candy kind. No sticks. No fruity or minty flavors. Cinnamon. Candy. Period.
  • When I’m exhausted I tend to laugh so hard that I cry. The ugly cry. My kids often say, “There goes Mom again.” LOL
  • Folding and dusting are my enemies
  • I enjoy working..most days
  • My least favorite part of me – my hair
  • My favorite part of me – my feet
  • I divorced my best friend
  • Divorce is not a one time emotion or event. It never goes away. Ever.
  • I love my life with all it’s emotions and struggles
  • I’m freakishly good at word finds
  • When I see a stack of something on a big truck I HAVE to count it and every time I think of the Count on Sesame Street. Every time.
  • White flowers are my favorite
  • I do not smoke
  • My kids don’t know what an iron is
  • I’m not a good swimmer
  • Love road trips
  • God romances me through nature and music
  • I’m the opposite of a hoarder, to my kids’ dismay
  • I hope I’m not creating future hoarders
  • Giraffes are my favorite
  • Every beach I walk on I look for sand dollars even if I know there aren’t any
  • Being a Mommy is the hardest job ever
  • Finally had to buy readers. Not happy about that.
  • I have some of the best friends! Truly, I’m blessed.
  • I get lost absolutely everywhere I go which is why the smart phone has changed my life.
  • Cursed to have “the ugly cry”. No sweet tears here. It’s all out or nothing.
  • I love writing
  • Things I’ve completed from my Bucket List: completed a marathon, climbed a 14er in Colorado, skydiving,  parasailing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, skinny dipping (gasp, I know… in Cancun, no less…and a few other places, but those are secret 😉 ), kayaking in the Pacific, white-water rafting; traveled to Europe,  skiing, biking, zip-lining, rappelling, rock climbing, back-packing, surfing, deep sea fishing, sledding
  • Favorite places: Ireland, London, Colorado, Washington, and of course, TEXAS. YeeHaw!
  • Hoping to eventually add to my Bucket List: swimming with dolphins, more travel (I love traveling!!), MS150 bike ride, ride in a hot air balloon, write a book, wind surfing, cliff jump

OK, so that was WAY more than a few. But… that’s me.

 

My journey through life