The Most Important Things….

“The most significant gifts are the ones most easily overlooked. Small, everyday blessings: woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout our days.” 
— Sue Monk Kidd

so much to be grateful for…so many blessings that get overshadowed by the weight of the world that bears on my shoulders… the pressure overwhelms me at times..I feel like at might explode or implode or come unglued.  Truth is if I just take a moment to rest, to look at the world, to see the glimmers of life and love break through the Eeyore clouds hanging over me and suddenly the world looks brighter.

so for today…this Sexy Hot mama is thankful for grass that is freshly cut, for the sound of rain on the roof, for a movie and popcorn with my daughter, for love that overlooks a crazy mom moment, for Big Daddy and his constant support, for a house, for air conditioning, for two children who cause my heart to explode with joy….

so much to be thankful for….and yet…if i’m not careful..

i forget…

the most important things…

may tomorrow bring a more settled approach to my experience of being blessed.

hugs from the southern rambler and happy tomorrows.


Once Upon a Time……

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. 
Maya Angelou

Underneath the ramblings of this southern girl, a story bubbles and gurgles. It pushes on her insides, it contracts with the hopes of being birthed.  She once published her thoughts elsewhere but because of certain circumstances, it is now better to write under the Southern name of Gracie Rae.  Gracie Rae is one Sexy Hot Southern gal who says what she thinks and means what she says.  She is honest to the core –both a good trait and a bad one—many people do not like the truth.

And so the story of us begins….once upon a time, there was a girl who believed that within the experiences of our daily lives, within the reflections of our heart, within our interactions with humanity, when we are willing, we are able to be birthed into the fullness of all we were created to become….

Join Gracie Rae as she writes the radical ramblings and thoughts and shares the story of her life.  She writes of faith, hope, love, family, church, God, world, community and pain.  She invites you to grab a rocker, pour a glass of lemon-aid, eat a cookie or two or a giant Hershey bar as the we go on a radical journey of a ride.

I can’t wait to get started and I can’t wait to hear from all of you as you share your stories.   This Southern Girl is as good as Fried Chicken…She finger licking, mental sparking, finger-clicking…..good!

Y’all come back now….you hear!