It’s the first Saturday in June.

The first Saturday of Summer Vacation.


Maybe we’ll go to the beach.

Listen to the seagulls call overhead.  Smell the sunscreen and sunshine on our bodies.  Feel the cold water lap around our ankles as I hold EK up on her wobbly legs.  Taste the saltwater as she sucks it from her fingers.

Unfortunately, the nearest beach is about 12 hours away.  Not exactly a day trip.

Instead, we’ll settle for the prairie grasses of the Texas panhandle.  Instead, we’ll listen to the cluck of the chickens, smell the oil rigs pumping nearby,  feel the wind tussle our hair, and taste the freedom of summertime.



The freedom to sleep later than 6:00 a.m.

The freedom to go barefoot all day long.

The freedom to splash in a kiddie pool and instead imagine it’s the saltwater of the ocean.

Today, I celebrate summer.  And the days to come.

I did not sign a contract to teach school next year.

In faith, knowing God will provide for all our needs.  In faith, knowing He did not give me this baby so that I cannot enjoy every moment with her.  In faith, knowing I now have a new purpose and job.  In faith, knowing these years are going to fly by whether I make money or not.

I am officially a Stay-at-home-mom.

And I am grateful.

Thank you Lord for your awesomeness.

Thank you Lord for Emma Kate.

Happy Summer, y’all.


Author: Angel

I’m Angel, a.k.a. Rocket Surgeon, and these are my chronicles. I love writing and I believe our stories should be shared, so here you’ll find anecdotes of my life, loves, worries, fears, joys, and experiences. I blog about my mishaps and adventures as a wife, mommy, auntie, wanna-be writer, teacher, Texan, country/city/mountain girl, cereal killer and Jesus-freak. A few things you might discover about me: •Jesus is my everything; without Him I am nothing, but with him I can do all things •My family makes this world a better place for me to live in •I adore chickens, the live ones, although the cooked ones aren’t too bad either •I have 2 dogs: Grace and Ozzie. And one cat: Rocky Muffin •My dream job would be to raise chickens and write best sellers Thanks for stopping by. Kick off your shoes and stay awhile. I know your time is valuable and I honor you for spending a few moments here with me. I hope you find something to brighten your day, lighten your load, make you chuckle and remind you of the good in the world. “When you look for the bad in mankind, expecting to find it, you surely will." Pollyanna I’m always eager to meet new online friends, so leave a comment and introduce yourself.

8 thoughts on “Saturday”

  1. I am SO happy for you that you get to stay home! EK’s smile is contagious. What a joy I know she is to y’all!


  2. Good for you…Enjoy everything about her…She is the cutest baby I have ever seen…Love you all….


  3. Amen to NO contract! Amen to understanding your purpose and accepting the sacrificies you may have to make (Trust me, in years to come, you will NEVER regret this decision). Amen to being a stay-at-home Mom (hardest job on earth) and Thank you Jesus for this beautiful precious gift to this amazing young couple, who I admire and respect beyond words, even though I do not know them personally! May You continue to dwell in their hearts and their home and sustain their faith in all days to come. Amen. Until next time … Donna H. P.S. (a “lot of money” and “saltwater” is highly over-rated … but THAT smile … PRICELESS) 🙂


  4. This is wonderful and I’m SO happy for y’all!!
    This is a true blessing! God is So Good and he will provide!


  5. i am so glad that you are getting to stay home with that precious baby that God gave you and jason! this just thrills me! the Lord does provide for his children. tell EK that her great auntie in okl loves her very much! love you too sweetie, have fun!!


  6. Good decision. A child must be cared for and taught by someone. Why not her mother? Blessings to two parents who have made a choice to perhaps sacrifice monetarily in order to be parents. Wish there were more of those.


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