Entries by Summer Owens

Beauty to Ashes with Kelley Alsobrook

About a month ago, I had the honor and pleasure of doing an interview with an incredible S.O. What! woman. I really appreciate her for allowing me to share my story with her listeners. Check out what we both had to say. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ashes2beauty/2014/09/20/a-beautiful-you–summer-owens

S.O. What! Shout Out to Dads

In this past week, I came across two videos that made me smile…honestly, they almost made me cry. We hear so often about all the men in the world who do not care for their children and the countless single mothers who struggle to raise their children alone. I am one of them.  Over the […]

This Isn't the Life I Was Supposed to Have

I posted this on Facebook yesterday, and I thought it was worth adding to my blog. I noticed in my timeline today that a lot of people are disappointed with where they are in life or how things have turned out for them. I just want to encourage you and myself at the same time […]

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 […]