Category Archives: Personal

Happy 15th Birthday, Georgia!!

My girl. I don’t even know where to begin. I feel like my life began with you. I was meant to be your mom. It truly was the defining moment in my life when I knew it was everything worth living for. I will never forget as a toddler you came


Dear Benjamin, Your new life didn’t start today because that happened October 30th, 2016 when you sat in service and prayed a prayer accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior. But, today signifies to the world you belong to Christ and you want

Dream Chasers & Dust2Diamonds

You ever have those moments that just take your breath away and you get choked up. Not on a special occasion, but just a regular day (for me, running the river trail) and the sentiment of life brings you to tears? I’ve always been a dream

Nicholas Sparks Book Signing Event

Just 3 days ago I spent the day with over 600 excited fans anxiously waiting for their turn to sit next to Nicholas Sparks and have their copy of his latest novel, See Me, signed. Today I finished all the images from that fun event at Fiction

Nicholas Sparks in Greenville!!

How cool is this?!? Nicholas Sparks is coming to Greenville and he will be at Fiction Addiction on October 18th at 3pm! We are the last stop on his book signing tour and I’m excited to announce that Fiction Addiction has asked KKP to

For the love…

of Jen Hatmaker. Mercy, her new book has held me captive. I’m just touching the surface 70 pages in and I am filled with so much anticipation for the gospel truth nuggets sprinkled between uncanny wit! But, the Spirit is moving me to pause.

Happy 9th Birthday, Benjamin!

So…I’ve already wept like a baby this morning and thrown a temper tantrum like a toddler. I do not want time to keep slipping through my fingers. I walked the halls of Woodland Elementary this morning to take donuts to Benjamin’s

Meaningful Suffering

This is for my friends, my dear friends who are suffering. I couldn’t sleep last night for my heart aches for you. As I woke to some small twinge of pain in my abdomen, my fear gave way to the thought of scar tissue growing…and when

Happy Everything!

Today my parents celebrate their 43rd wedding anniversary!! It also happens to be my moma’s birthday!! Their love story is beautiful. It’s not perfect and I’m sure they’d say it wasn’t always pretty, but they have

Fearfully and wonderfully made.

It’s tough getting older. I’ve never been super happy about the idea, to be honest. I see the battle wounds of the years past and sometimes they can be debilitating. Sometimes they paralyze. I miss the days of being young and blissfully

Her biggest fan :)

Four years ago in the spring I sent an email to this amazing photographer I looked up to and asked her to help me as I was getting started in the business. She had never met me and honestly it would have been so easy to have ignored my email. But

New Year, New Drink.

Pink Drink, as it’s affectionately called by those of us that drink it. Notice I couldn’t get a picture of my “pink drink” because I had already finished it before the camera came out. But it was GOOD! 😉 Okay, I have really

Happy 40th to my man!

Jason Kaliope. You have been my heart and soul for as long as I can remember. I am forever in love with you. 40 reasons I love you, babe… (in no particular order) #1 You said “YES” to our first date, Sadie Hawkins Dance, 1992. #2

Happy 12th Birthday, Georgia!

Georgia on my mind. Today, my baby girl turns 12 and I’ve decided to write her letter. Dearest girlie, I will never forget how you came into the world making a grand entrance 7 weeks before your due date. I will never forget the 2 weeks you

Anniversaries & Grace

Anniversaries are a time to look back and reflect. A time to be grateful for how far you’ve come. Today I celebrate 18 years of marriage and 22 years of togetherness with the love of my life. He really is. I met him when I was 16 and he has

Daddy’s Girl

Yep. I’m a daddy’s girl. I am eternally grateful for the earthly father I have been given. He doesn’t even have to be here with me, but I hear his motivational talks often in my head. He’s the one that pushes me towards

It’s okay to face plant

Come along with me for a moment if only to be entertained by those of us that embrace a good face plant… This morning during a very strenuous hot yoga flow class the instructor said as we made our valiant attempts at side crow, “Good,

Joy in the moment…

It’s amazing when you find yourself on an unexpected journey that brings you so much joy! But, then isn’t that the way God works? His immeasurable love for His children will never cease to fill me with awe. Well, that’s where our