Author Amy Byrd

 

“Whatever It Takes” Kind of Commitment

One of the kids at Quinn’s Football practice 'lost his lunch' only 20 minutes in to their 2 1/2 hour practice. He cleaned himself up, laughed out loud and ran back out onto the field. Wow. I’m not sure that I could have done that at 10 years old, or at 37! Read more...

Never Too Far Gone

We got a call from Carmella. She wanted to hear the thought from Mr. Rogers that was shared just a moment ago. In a trembling voice she shared that things were not going well and it felt hopeless between her and her husband. Read more...

Jumping in!

Sochi . . . They make it look so easy. I find myself watching the bobsledding thinking to myself. . .a few seconds of really hard running, then, you close your eyes for the rest of the event. I can do that. The ice skaters doing their “twizzles” look like so much fun. It looks like something I could do. Have you ever thought you could do something, then, quickly realized you were in over your head? Read more...

"Because a lifetime is irrelevant"

Ashley had been listening to SPIRIT 105.3 for only a few weeks when she found out she and her husband were going to have a baby! He was born a beautiful healthy boy! At 10 weeks old he died at naptime. Ashley said that although it was a tragic time—she wouldn’t have traded that time together with him. Read more...

It's His Birthday

When I came home he looked ragged from the day. Caring for our two girls, Maggie and Della, can give you both life and suck it out of you all at once. When we met, he had just graduated from law school. He wore a bow tie on our first date. For most of our marriage... Read more...

Della's Prayer

This is so sweet. So much to be thankful for! Read more...

Caramel Toffee Crunch Cheesecake

My family says they are full from dinner and plan to pass on dessert. However, when my Caramel Toffee Crunch Cheesecake rounds the corner, everyone in the room is tranquilized. Read more...

Pull the Plug

My brother is a genius. I never thought those words would come out of my mouth, (or on to a page), but it’s true. My brother who pulled my pigtails, ran off and left me in the dark to try to catch the school bus, thought it was funny that I was embarrassed to ride in his 69’ Blue Nova…that same brother is now dispelling great wisdom. Read more...

The Best Present EVER for Someone You Love

I recently had a great conversation with a new friend that I would like to share with you. For the sake of clarity and privacy, I will call this woman June. Read more...

The Wonder of Toys

The “Sit and Spin.”  It’s the one toy I remember most from my childhood. Oh, I remember others too, but the “Sit and Spin” was definitely a favorite around the age that my daughters are now.  I remember how the grip on the wheel felt, how the sticker on the seat was slightly peeling and the rumble on the seat as I began my quest for super speed. Read more...
  • Unbalanced Loads

    The other night, I was spending a quiet evening relaxing alone at home, when all of sudden I heard a loud clanking noise downstairs. My first thought was “What in the world did my cats knock over that would make such a racket?!” Then I realized that the kitties were upstairs with me. They had wide eyes and cautiously crept into the hallway to peer through the banister railings to investigate what was making such a clatter. Read More

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