hayleynwestwood

I'm a wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend who loves reading, writing, singing, family, friends and living life one day at a time!

Grace is a Gift

I’m struck this morning by our great need for love and grace.  Isn’t it so easy to hold on to anger and hurt and feel the desire to seek revenge, or at the very least hold tight to bitterness and animosity?  But what a poor way to live. To always feel frustrated and angry and […]

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To Oklahoma, With Love

I launched my blog six years ago today. I’d been considering it for a while, but was struggling with what I would write about and why it mattered. And then the tornadoes struck, and I couldn’t stop myself from writing. My first post, “My Heavy Oklahoma Heart,” was written in the aftermath of the Moore […]

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Resist the Usual

I recently paid a visit to my local library for the first time since we moved into our new home. It’s just down the street and is perfectly quaint and serene, tucked away at the foot of the mountains. It’s pretty dreamy, but then again, I think every library is dreamy. I spent a couple […]

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Life

Most days are average.To and fro, we go to work, do chores. Daily grind, the hustle and bustle. Some days are magic.Travel, laughter, sightseeing.Making unforgettable memories. Some days are tragic.Fights and frustrations.Sadness, despair, anger. So make the most of the average days.Ignite more magic whenever you can.Survive the obstacles and fight your way back.   […]

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