5 or 6 Children?

When I wrote my first post about the reasons I love Robert, I mentioned that he is the father of our six children. And in-real-life friends thought I had made a mistake. Because they all know we have five children – Pookie Bear, Miss Muffet, Baby Bear, Buddy Bear, and Little Bear.

The truth is that we have six children. And I am always conflicted about how to answer when people ask how many children we have.… Read the rest

My Beloved and My Friend

That’s him. My handsome fella. The guy who captured my heart in 1998 and who endears himself to me a bit more each day. The father of our six children. The guy who usually appears serious but has a serious streak of fun hidden in him.

We’ve been married since 1999. This year we’ll celebrate 14 years of marriage. (How is that even possible?!) And I look forward to many more decades of living with and loving Robert, my Mr.… Read the rest

When SuperMom Loses Her Super – Part 2

If you know me in real life, please understand that making this public is very hard for me and that I may not actually want to talk about this in person. You’re welcome to try to talk to me about it, but don’t be surprised or offended if I don’t respond in-depth.

If you’re just joining me, you can read part 1 here.

Twelve years into my marriage (2011), life seemed like it should be great.… Read the rest

When SuperMom Loses Her Super – Part 1

If you know me in real life, please understand that making this public is very hard for me and that I may not actually want to talk about this in person. You’re welcome to try to talk to me about it, but don’t be surprised or offended if I don’t respond in-depth.

From the time I was very young, I knew that I wanted to get married, have kids (for most of my growing up years, I wanted 12 children), take care of my husband and children, teach piano from my home, and be a church pianist.… Read the rest

Journey Out of Darkness

Solitary

I built a fortress, tall and strong – Built it deep and built it long. Built it so that I’d be free From threats against my deepest me.

Bit by bit the walls grew high Until they nearly reached the sky, Sheltering, protecting, shutting out Tears within and fears without.

I built a fortress but found on waking I was locked within a prison of my own making.

~ Revka Stearns

Not so long ago, my world once again grew dark.… Read the rest

Free Piano Music for You – Arranged by Yours Truly

One of my blog design clients has become a good friend who frequently interacts with me on my Facebook profile. When I mentioned something about my playing the piano, she asked to hear some of my playing, and I said I’d share sometime.

True to my procrastinating nature, this exchange happened several months ago, and I am just now getting around to sharing my music. In 2006 (wow – 5 years ago!), I had the opportunity to record some of my favorite piano arrangements, including 5 arrangements I created.… Read the rest

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Although I don’t blog here regularly any more, I haven’t forgotten you special people who have laughed and cried with me throughout the times I’ve made public on this blog. You hold a special place in my heart, and even though it’s not on Christmas Day, I wanted to make sure that I wished you and your family a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Sometimes the holidays are hard. If that’s the case for you, I’m praying that this season brings you three of the greatest treasures life can hold – love, joy, and peace.… Read the rest