Becky Smith

Reading books about grammar just for the fun of it?  I’ve been known to do that.  Reading the back of the toothpaste tube when no other reading material was available?  I’ve been known to do that, too.   (Compulsive readers of the world, unite!)  Heath bars, thrift stores, photography, graphic design, and being alone on rainy days are all on 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. My husband and I wrote songs, recorded twelve CD’s, sang, played instruments, drove a large R.V. rig, adn set up a lot of musical gear in a lot of towns, large and small.    

During those crazy and amazing road years I also had two children, homeschooled the aforementioned children 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 12-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-two 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,  their baby, Noah, 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 www.smithellaneous.com.

My Blogs

The Chapter of the In-Between

Last week, there was a bit of a somber occurrence that took place at the Smith House. Sarah grew up. Now I understand that growing up generally consists of a process– a process made up of life’s subtle shadings that shift slowly from moment to moment, year to year, and season to season ....more

Grab the Moments

Do you all remember this post?...more

Family. Grad. Trump. Video.

A Few More Family Reunion/Grad Photos How do you know you have a lot of people in one’s house? ...more

Arthur! Arthur!

As hard as it is may be to believe, Steve, Sarah and I slept soundly through most of the night– even right when the hurricane was at its worst. ...more

How You Know When A Hurricane’s Headed Your Way

You know a hurricane has you in its sights when you see the following things The local hospital (where I had to go for ...more

Front Porch Memories

Okay, so here’s the deal. Although I don’t want to inundate you with endless photos of Sarah’s graduation and our visiting family members, I just can’t seem to help myself because I believe that pictures and memories are made to be shared! ...more

Mess. And Unmess.

Sometimes we bloggers have a tendency to only post pictures our homes (and our families) when they’re at their loveliest so that other people will think we have it together. All the time. Well, I don’t ....more

One Long Song

I had mentioned that there was another special happening at Sarah’s graduation party and here are the special people who the special happening happened to! Ken and Vernie’s 60th wedding anniversary fell on the very day of Sarah’s graduation! Vernie had told me a few weeks earlier that she and Ken didn’t want to draw […] The post One Long Song appeared first on Smithellaneous ....more

Brother. Sister. Photobomb. (And The Card Report)

It’s always gratifying to me as a mom when I get to see the original Smith Sibs together. ...more

Party Time!

We’ve all heard that it takes a village to raise a child. I would like to paraphrase that to say that it takes a village to throw a graduation party–especially when the graduate’s mother is more than just slightly party-illiterate. I’ll start out by showing you a few photos from the party and then will […] The post Party Time! ...more