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The Bayou Belles and Their Beau · 2W ago

"Do you have children?"

That's usually how it all starts.I hesitate to answer sometimes, knowing that this one question could make the questioner sorry he or she ever asked. Yes, I have children.The follow-up questions ensue.And, after I've mentioned K Belle, Australia, and...
The Bayou Belles and Their Beau · 4W ago

He Is everything I’m Not, and I’m Nothing That He is.

So, a few things have changed in our world. Mama Belle is now working, and I am now Mr. Mom-ing it for the next few months or so. I’m trying to do some consulting things here and there, to be a blessing to smaller churches who can't afford a full-tim...
The Bayou Belles and Their Beau · 1M ago

I don't know how you do it.

"I don't know how you do it," ... That's the statement we hear a lot.Our current life is not easy.It's actually the hardest it's ever been.The past couple of years have been ruthless to us.We know HOW we do it.It's only Jesus.It's only God's grace th...
The Bayou Belles and Their Beau · 1M ago

Separation Anxiety

When La Petite Belle was a baby, she suffered severely from separation anxiety.Y'all ... it was bad.Once she hit five months old, she was only happy with me. She didn't want anyone else. Moms who've gone through this stage can relate to how exhaustin...
The Bayou Belles and Their Beau · 2M ago

Feels so good.

We finally made it to church. And, not just Beau and me, but La Petite Belle too. Two Sundays ago, La Petite Belle attended her first church service since December, 2015. At that point, she ...
The Bayou Belles and Their Beau · 2M ago

Cheated

That's how I feel on so many levels, especially for my precious daughter. My heart still breaks during the moments when I see her crying over lost friendships, over just plain being sick, mi...
The Bayou Belles and Their Beau · 3M ago

I am weak.

Yep, I said it.Many Christ-followers would NEVER utter those words.They see those words as a negative confession.I learned from the best about positive and negative confessions when I spent ...
The Bayou Belles and Their Beau · 3M ago

Contentment

I think I may have written about this very word before, probably more than once. The word is so daunting to me in these trying days. I keep coming back to it over and over and over again ... "be content, be content, be content."The definition of cont...
The Bayou Belles and Their Beau · 3M ago

Reminders

I remind myself each day to be patient.I remind myself that healing takes time.I remind myself that the only way forward is one step at a time.I remind myself to celebrate the baby steps.I remind myself to treasure each moment we've been given.I remi...
The Bayou Belles and Their Beau · 4M ago

Sunday Mornings

We made it home yet again on Thursday evening. I want this discharge to last so much longer than all the last ones. I want it to last forever. I don't want to go back to that hospital. Is it...