Taste Your Life


I did it again.  When the wheels of fall began their familiar churn, I found myself quite a bit buried in the art and science of balancing three boys-mommyhood with wifedom, faith-based priorities, and career calisthenics.  Have I been here before?  Uh-huh.  Can I be honest…it summons to memory one word:  #overwhelmed.  But, I find hovering in this hole is way too intense, so I have to find my way out in order to maintain my sanity.

Despite the rapidity of my demands (that seem to scream from everywhere), I still love taking pictures of beautiful things.  It’s…refreshing.  As I was scrolling through my camera roll, I came across this one, and remembered how good it tasted.  Now, as much as I relish opportunities to indulge my palate, I couldn’t remember for the life of me the name of the food truck that I got this from.

What I do remember is why I got it, and who I shared it with, and where I was.  I took my three boys to the Museum of Health and Science.  They were there for an amazing, informative event, complete with a scavenger hunt, prizes, lots of “ripping and running” (as my Grandma would say), plenty of dancing and pleasantly loud music, and a simulated food fight.

In between all of the excitement, they asked if we could get one of these ridiculously enormous sweet, cool treats.  And we shared it – all four of us.  Isaiah (2), Michael (10), and Christopher (8).  It tasted…wonderful.  It tasted like – an amazing and unforgettable day in my life, where my boys were so excited to be there.  I was able to give my husband a break, and I sat there and enjoyed seeing them have a great time.

Life can be so intense.  Sometimes, way more than necessary.  I’m a huge fan of the serenity prayer because it helps me keep things in perspective.  In essence, there are many things that will happen that we can’t do anything about.  Let’s accept that.  There are some things that we can change.  Let’s work that out.  Figuring out which is which?  We’ll need some wisdom on that one.  In the meantime, let’s not get so overtaken by life’s demands that we forget to taste the sweetness of what matters most.

I think I’m going to have to find out the name of that truck.  I could use a repeat.

#pursueyourpassion, #catchyourdreams, #betheone, #tasteyourlife, #itsprobablybetterthanurealized



  1. my imagination from reading your notes put the shrimps into my mouth and caused me to start chewing until I realized I was reading. When I got to the end where U encouraged others explore opportunities outside of their natural choices I said to my self. Carla is definitely a motivator.

    Thanks for the lesson. Mary Holt Ashley.

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    1. Thank YOU, Mary Holt Ashley! I always hope to connect with my readers in such a way that they can taste every experience described. Despite our hardships, I think our lives are filled with so many blessings that we should take our time carefully to appreciate every one.

      I’m so glad that what you read was something you were able to experience first hand. As always, I am humbled to have you as a reader!

      Warmest Regards, Carla

      P.S. I’m your fan!


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