• Andrea Harris

The GOODNESS of



So here I am. Starting something I’ve been wanting to do for ages, but haven’t had the guts to. I have lots of very important thoughts floating around in my head and often catch myself daydreaming of things I would say if I were a real writer. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with a heart story and quickly jot things down before I forget them in the morning. And honestly, the only other person that knows this about me is My Philip. He has been talking to me about starting a blog for a while now and I finally felt like the time was right.



I am a big town girl with a small town heart. I grew up in the suburbs of a fairly large city… Miami! The thing is I never felt like I really fit there. I felt like I was born in the wrong era or something. I often daydreamed (yes, you’ll quickly find out I do that quite a bit) of living a simple, country life with the man of my dreams and lots of little feet running around. That’s pretty much what happened, except the children part is sort of true with a long story attached. I’ll have to save that story for a different post. My Philip and I felt called to South Carolina, after 6 years of marriage, and it is the best decision we have made to date. We love the small town living and the community of people we are surrounded by. We have one beautiful adopted daughter, Cadence, and two foster babies at the moment (more on that later). Fun facts: I'm nerdy as the day is long. The cheesier the rom-com, the better. Same goes for books! The more froth, the better the coffee. I thoroughly enjoy writing with creamy pens. And I am an aspiring, but unsuccessful plant lady. Last thing- you'll find that I start many of my sentences with the word and. It's how my brain works. My thoughts are ongoing and incomplete. And so I write how I think. (I did it again just there... tee hee).



So why The Goodness Of? What does that even mean? I will try to unpack this the best way I know how. After moving to South Carolina, I have learned so much about the goodness of God. He is good. No matter what comes our way, He is good. When finances are in the red, He is good. When you go years struggling with infertility, He is good. When sickness comes, He is good. In the middle of a pandemic, He is good. We don’t have to understand all of His ways or why things happen. People often get so wrapped up in the bad, they become blinded to all the good that is around us; to all the good He has done. He sent His only SON to save us. He is peace in the storm. He is our perfect comforter. He loves us so deeply and wildly. He patiently waits for us to give Him our time and attention without chastising or looking down on us. It has been such a heart strike this goodness I’m trying to describe. There’s goodness in all the things. And with that, you have my incomplete title. But, it can be completed with whatever is on the table. The goodness of family, the goodness of foster care, adoption, rest, a healthy lifestyle, essential oils (my newly found addiction- more on that later too). I can only hope you get where I’m going.



I hope you stick around as we discover His goodness all around us. And as I share all the very important things that lie deep within. Daydream with me, will ya?


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