Becky Smith

Photography, peanut M & M's, graphic design, thrift stores, fun costume jewlery and occassional bouts of solitude make up the list of things I love. 


 For fifteen years, my family led an unusual life, living full time in an RVand traveling the country doing concerts in churches.  My husband and I wrote songs, recorded twelve CD’s, sang, played instruments, drove a large R.V. rig, set up a lot of musical gear, and took down a lot of musical gear.   


During those crazy and amazing road years I also had two babies, homeschooled the aforementioned babies (when they were a little older) and cooked meals in an RV kitchen in thirty-five states.     


We left the road in 2002 when our then 6-year old daughter was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, an aggressive, nasty, hard-to-survive pediatric cancer.  (She is now a 10-year survivor.)


I've had a cancer challenge of my own, as I've gone through breast cancer, a double mastectomy and reconstruction. I am doing well although I occasionally regret turning down my plastic surgeon’s kindly offer to turn me into Dolly Parton. 


I've been (mostly) joyfully married for thirty-one years to Steve, a man I love and like.  A lot.   He is a pastor in a quaint North Carolinian  town on an island near the sea.  Our son, Nathan his wife Meagan, and our daughter, Sarah (18) give Steve and I plenty of reasons to smile.   


I am happy for the chance to get to share the stories of our lives at

My Blogs

Books More Than Boys

For the past three days, Sarah’s dear friend, Hope, has been staying with us....more

Airplanes. A Place To Belong . And A Special Link.

One of the things I got Steve for Christmas was this t-shirt that was designed for builders and flyers of...more

Journey To Graduation

It’s been a journey eighteen years long.It's been an...more

Old Friends. Old Photos. And Ties.

Do you recognize the couple in this picture?Yep! It’s Steve and me, back when we were a couple of spring chickens.And why would I be showing this picture to you for no apparent reason whatsoever?Well, it's because of this couple—Bobby and Catherine Clifton....more

Smile Time

Since things have been a bit sober around here the past few days, I thought I would end the week with two videos guaranteed to produce a smile....more

Carried By Love.

Thanks so much to all of you who responded to Monday's post and expressed your concern and sympathy for our dear friends, Ferrell and Milllie Hardison, who just lost their 31-year old son. It really touched my heart that you would express such genuine compassion for a family you don't even know.Steve and I attended […] The post Carried By Love. appeared first on Smithellaneous ....more

The Path Of Sorrow

Set out near the tobacco fields of rural eastern North Carolina, sat a traditional, old-fashioned church. It had a musty smell, creaky floors and a small congregation. No one really ever expected that it would ever grow into much of anything.However, despite the odds, that small, country church did grow ....more

Noah. The Whole Package.

Right around the time of my birthday, I got two cards in the mail....more

One Purdy Cowgirl

So here’s the thing. I wandered unsuspectingly into our kitchen one recent morning and found that it was inexplicably inhabited by a mysterious cowgirl. Yep ....more

Fear and Hemoglobin and Gratitude

In yesterday’s post, I alluded to the fact that we’d been through a hard week. Really hard. It started last Thursday when Sarah started complaining of headaches, dizziness and fatigue; although she is someone who rarely naps, she took several naps over the course of a couple of days ....more