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Thursday, August 4, 2016


We have the ability to wake up every day (God willing) and
direct how our day is going to go. 
Regardless of how we are feeling or what we are going through,
we should be grateful. Grateful for it all. The good, bad and the ugly.
The good makes us appreciate and to feel euphoric. 
The bad hurts but it is also a lesson we probably wouldn't learn
if we weren't going through it.
And the ugly, well, even in that, there's a lesson. Sometimes you have 
to look a little harder for it or wait out the pain, but it's there.
Our choices are our own. Others don't need to understand because, honestly,
we all have different levels of understanding. 

It's taken me a long time to reach this point. For me, moving to 
Alabama was a rebirth of many things. 
I wake up each morning with the sun to gather my thoughts, stretch
my strong body, give thanks to Jesus and have my quiet conversations
over coffee, with God. I absolutely love my morning rituals. Sometimes
I get a loud message and other times I just have to trust.

Life has been a crazy whirlwind, especially the past year. 
I've done things I never thought I could, I found something
that I absolutely am in love with and I found my source
of being of service to many. 

I believe that is Peace.

I took these photos a few weeks ago and
just drank in the beautiful pink sky.

After, I put my phone down and just
enjoyed being in it until it went away.
All the while, thinking, 
"Wow, You are amazing."



  1. You have come so far! I hope you know what an inspiration your journey has been to me and many others. It's wonderful to hear that your mornings are filled with such peace and understanding of this time in your life. When I see your silly videos with the boys and see the big smile on your face, I know you've moved out beyond that place that you came from a few years ago. It truly is due to your dedication to your family and your attitude of belief. Couldn't love you more, Amber. xoxo, T.

    1. I am just me. Weird, kooky, carefree and honest. One of my favorite sayings is "Don't be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others." I think it was Jr. High when I stopped caring about what others thought of me. I went to a rich kid school. Talk about a square peg in a round hole. :) Since then ...

  2. Hey, girl, tried to comment and it disappeared!
    I love your attitude! So glad we are still learning to let go of what others think of us! Through the good, bad and ugly, we have learned from doing our own thing, by our willful independence to "Do It MYSELF", as well as, "How about that!!", learned from other's choices ! I want to come to your cafe someday! !!!
    hugs, Betsy

  3. Just found your blog thru "A Pocketful of Blue." This is a wonderful post and really hit home for me. I hope you blog again someday soon. Have a beautiful weekend. xo

    ~ Wendy

  4. I love the porch on this home..... so pretty!


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