Thursday, November 8, 2012

Welcome to My Little World

I am just a small town girl that loves to visit the city, but always happy to return home.

What I love the most about my home is who I share it with: my husband --> Coach Sims, who is an Athletic Director and Head Football Coach and our two children, Olivia and Jonah.

The three most important things in my little world are faith, family and football.

I am blessed by God and redeemed by Jesus.  You know, things just make so much more sense when God is at the center of your life. I wasted several years putting my own wants and desires first.   I feel like I have gotten a second chance at this thing called life and I really don't want to mess it up.  I am eternally grateful for God's grace and forgiveness. 
My time at home is precious. I want our kids to have a wonderful childhood and I want to collect memories not just things.
Olivia Kate, our Little Miss Sunshine is just that.  She brings so much light and joy into our lives.  That girl is so sweet with just the right amount of attitude.  Her emotions ride on the sleeves of her pretty dresses and I could not relate more to anyone else in this world.  It is hard for me to fathom sometimes how much she is like me.  Bless her heart.  She is such a girly girl.  We can always find her dressing up as a princess, a fairy or a cheerleader.  She is constantly singing and I tell her she is our very own Broadway show.  She loves hugs and kisses and just being right next to me.  I love that.  She is our bright, independent, artistic, creative child...
I want her to grow up knowing she is loved by her family, but more importantly by God.  I want her to always protect her heart and to know that true beauty comes from within.

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.    
 ~ Proverbs 4:23

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
 ~ 1 Peter 3:3
Jonah Bear, our Little Boy Blue...what a little treasure he is.  He has stolen this Mama's heart with his big blue eyes and his sweet little voice.  He is all boy and will spend hours playing in the dirt with his Hot Wheels and construction equipment.  He can tell us exactly what each piece of equipment is called and what they do.  He also loves sports.  From the time he started walking he could throw a ball with such skill and precision.  The best are his out of the blue hugs and I love yous.  He is outgoing and says hello to everyone.  He loves animals and Super Heroes.  He enjoys reading and will bring me the very same book to read night after night for weeks.  I happily read it to him  He is the child that always comes back for one more hug.  He is our smart, energetic and athletic child...
I also want him to grow up knowing he is loved not only by his family, but by God.  I want him to know that with God all things are possible and I want him to grow up being a respectful gentleman.
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.  ~ Matthew 19:26
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.  But do this with gentleness and respect.        
 ~ 1 Peter 3:15
My husband Jason, Coach Sims.... I know if any of you have been alive the past year or so and follow me on Twitter or we are friends on Facebook... you know I love this man.  You have read all of our mushy, romantic posts and tweets back and forth.... and if you're tired of it then you should just stop reading here...
...because it's going to continue.  We don't play out our entire relationship online.  We like to keep a lot of things just between us, but we are not shy about posting stuff for the world to see.  I am proud of this man and I want everyone to know just how amazing he is.  I am his #1 fan and his biggest cheerleader.  I support him 1000%  - yes one thousand percent.  I respect him and I want to always honor him. He brings out the best in me and makes me beyond happy.  Not only is he my husband, but he is my best friend.  
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
~ Proverbs 31:12
Love must be sincere.  Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  Be devoted to one another in love.  Honor one another above yourselves.  Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. ~ Romans 12:9-12

We also love, live and breathe Texas Football... My husband is a talented and outstanding coach whom not only teaches boys how to be great athletes, but also teaches them how to be great men off the field.  He is passionate about his job and these kids and I truly admire him.  It is so nice to know he is doing what he loves. 
I personally love all sports, but especially football.  I also love being a coach's wife! It is so much fun! Whether we are going to games, watching games on TV or just talking about it....I enjoy it.  Sitting in the stands cheering on our teams is the best! Watching these kids work hard and achieve their goals makes me very proud.  
My hope for this blog is to not only share and journal about my little world, but to bring you joy and encouragement.  I hope it's always uplifting and makes you feel right at home.


  1. Love your blog Tara! I also enjoyed reading about your support of a great coach and oustanding man. I share your love for the sport of football and for the men that we married who are so passionate about it. I pray that you will always be blessed as a coach's wife.

  2. Thank you Monica! I pray the same for you! Thanks for always being so encouraging to me!!

  3. Welcome to blogging, Tara! I loved your post and can't wait to see what you share next. So glad to have gotten to know you & be able to worship together!

  4. Thank you!!!! and thank for the welcome! I am so glad I have gotten to know you and worship with you as well!