Tag Archive | love

Family Isn’t Just Blood

I’m a member of this AMAZING volunteer group of women. We are called The BOBArmy. What does that stand for you ask? We are the Built of Barnwood army of volunteers that help promote and spread the word about this little family owned company, but that isn’t all we do.  We also stand up for each other and protect each other. Most especially the Somerhalders and the army kids. Once your cross the line to threaten, bash or bully one of the Somerhalders or one of our kids…You better watch out because we will come after you. We are the BOBArmy after all.  One of the products Built of Barnwood produces is crosses. Really wonderful crosses. 

These are 2 of the 4 I own. I won’t go into the story of the company that’s for another post. Anyway, I along with my friend Becka run the official company blog. We post news, products and company information. Our posts go to Twitter and Facebook automatically and if we choose we click the little g+ button.  So today we find out that someone on Twitter is bashing one of the youngest owners of the company, now mind you he’s 12, saying some pretty mean things about crosses, religion and pretty much the company in general. Well then in comes one of our other kids trying to defend his friend whom he calls his “big bro”. Now this little guy is 7 years old.  This person said some pretty ugly things making our little guy cry. Really?  Ok now you’ve done made mamma bears furious.  We don’t care where you’re from. We don’t care about your race, religion or lack of , or your sexual orientation. What we do care about is our family because that is what we are and when someone hurts one of us you hurt all of us because we love each other like sisters.  That is why I say family isn’t just blood.

Deep Thoughts with Mom

I have the most amazing mom.  There are times when we have these really deep conversations.  Usually after an email or 2 about songs we’ve heard.  Sometimes I get in these moods where certain songs just bring on the tears.  Usually it’s How Great is our God by Chris Tomlin, or I Will Rise by Chris.  Today my mom mentioned his version of Amazing Grace brings on the tears for her.  There are some of us who can take the words to these songs and apply them to our lives.  Where they were, where they could have gone, where they are now and God’s amazing grace that got us where we are now.  I don’t know what brings on these moods.  I think it’s the realization that the past is forgiven.  Never to be thought of again.

How can you not love a God who is so forgiving and loves you so much.