Entries by Summer Owens

Yesterday I Would Have Been Married 7 Whole Years

I didn’t even think about it until I logged onto Facebook and saw my friend’s anniversary pictures and remembered that she had gotten married the day after I did (the year before). What? I didn’t think about it. Nope, it didn’t cross my mind a single time yesterday. And even today as I think about […]

I Survived the First Year!

When I was 16 I got my first job (not counting the job I had one summer when I was 14 cleaning bathrooms at a summer camp). For two years, I clocked in and clocked out at Arby’s. And I clocked in and out at the Waffle House. The summer after my first year in […]

A Mother's Job

You never really know what to expect from a new job until you do it. I’ve had several new jobs, but with each one I quickly got the hang of it and got pretty comfortable and new what to expect from day to day and year to year. The anxiety I felt when I got […]

It's Not My Place to Judge. Only to Help.

A couple of days ago, I did something I’ve done maybe 100 times now.  I spoke at another school to another group of students, and it was just as fulfilling and exciting as my very first time. About 500 students, all girls, filled the auditorium and, for the most part, listened to everything I said. […]

That's Not How the Story Ends

On the first day of spring, my son welcomed his daughter into the world. On Easter Sunday, she turned one month old.  I was so excited to take her, her mom, and my son to church to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. One of the songs the choir sang was, “That’s Love.”  As I listened to the […]

She's Here!

Kailey Mackenzie Owens is here!  If you missed the announcement that she was on the way, be sure to read my last blog post! She’s a doll!        

Is This a Joke? Nope. It's Just Life. So NOW What?

In 2010, I published my very personal story about how I got into a situation with a boy. He forced himself on me, a virgin. Nine months later I was a very single, very young, very ignorant mother. I share all the details in my book, and I’ll share the details of where that part […]

My 92 Year Old Grandma Shows the World that It's Never Too Late

30,000 Likes and counting. That’s what the video of my grandmother getting her honorary high school diploma/certificate of attendance has gotten. For years, my grandmother known as GG by her great grandchildren, has wanted her high school diploma. She didn’t quit school by choice. She just could no longer attend after suffering a foot injury […]