I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.


the kids are alright …

One of the primary reasons God sent His Son to earth was to bring tender salve and relief to those whose hearts were broken.
~ Beth Moore

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted,
and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed.
Psalm 34:18 {NCV}

As I watched the girls take off on their scooters last week, I couldn’t help but smile at how resilient and {God} protected they’ve been.

It goes without saying they’ve been through some difficult circumstances over the last few years. And I’m not sure why, but I’m amazed time and again at how joyful their little spirits have remained through it all.

We’ve had some new changes in our lives recently, and as I watched them go, I marveled at how they seem to take it all in stride.

Truly, it can only be explained by the tender salve and relief {brought by our God} to those whose hearts were broken.

Thank you Lord.

As they crossed the street and disappeared into the park across the street, I went inside the house to finish up some chores. I was busy upstairs when Wynter came flying into the house shouting, “THE ICE CREAM TRUCK!! Can we have some money for ice cream?!”

I came flying down the stairs shouting, “GRAB MY PURSE!!”

We found some money and off she went running with me high-tailing it close behind her.

I LOVED the ice cream truck as a kid! In fact it’s probably one of my favorite memories! I used to get the ice cream that had a bubble gum at the bottom … kind of a two-fer-one deal!


I stood watching my born & raised country-mice experience the ice cream truck for the very first time. My heart full. Moments earlier I was smiling in wonder at their resilience. And as I watched them make their decisions carefully, I thanked the Lord once again.

It’s in these small memorable moments they’re wrapped in His tender salve and relief. And I’m thankful.

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4 Responses to “the kids are alright …”

  1. Susan Lesperance says:

    Tracie, the “Kids are All Right” not only because of God’s blessings–but because they have a terrific and loving mom. Oh…and I also loved the ice cream truck. My favorite treat was a simple chocolate covered ice cream bar. That first bite with the crunch of the coating and the smooth chilly ice cream hiding beneath was pure delight. A lovely way to end summer.

  2. Terry says:

    I am amazed over and over again…at how well children endure…it is as if they just know it will be alright…or can’t change it might as roll with it. It is their innocence I think that helps them to bounce back and move forward. I think we as adults lose that ability…which it too bad. So happy to see you are doing such an awesome job with your family! Miss you much!

  3. dawn says:

    we hear it so often… that kids are resilient! but when they are our kids, in our own kid of crazy situation, it seems like that statement doesn’t apply. or we are afraid it won’t. or it usually does, but this time… too big to hope that they can bounce right back. but OH that grace of God!!!! and the care He takes of each of us… it is beautiful and humbling to watch it unfold. I am so thankful that you are seeing this beauty and not having to dig too deep for it {some days at least!} and ice cream?! well, you know I think that ice cream is one of His most FUN healing ways xoxo
    dawn recently posted..she lives in my everyday…

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