It’s been a minute.

So I checked and it’s been almost a full year since I have done any blogging at all.

How sad. 😦

Though really, if you new what all has gone down in the past couple years, you’d completely understand.

So… what did happen? Let’s review the year 2020.

January 1, 2020 – I started working for an amazing group (The Downtown Band) and loved it.

January 12, 2020 – I found out I was pregnant with my daughter.

March 3, 2020 – Nashville and Cookeville got hit with a brutal tornado. Lives were lost (esp in Cookeville) and so much of our businesses were demolished. It was a difficult time for our city.

March & April 2020 – the pandemic swept through and hit Nashville hard. Many of us musician families lost our jobs overnight.

April 2020 – this was the start of the next 15 weeks of crippling pregnancy sickness for me. I was pretty much bedridden.

June 2020 – Jackson turned 4 years old. He was going through a lot of changes and it was a hard time for him on top of the fact so much was changing around him; me being out of commission and Eric trying not to be stressed while being the only one around (mostly).

July 2020 – sadly, our neighbor’s fiancé passed away. He was ill and it was too much for his body to handle. It was a hard time for our neighbor and we helped as much as we could for quite some time. We still try to help where we can but the situation got a bit…weird. Long story lol.

Summer 2020 (in general) – overall this time went well for us. We went on hikes, trying to be sure we got family time with just the 3 of us before our daughter joined. My family visited and went hiking with us as well which was very special for us. Hiking is what kept Eric & Jackson sane during the pandemic / pregnancy.

August & September 2020- this was a painful time for me in my pregnancy. I was always in pain and not able to do much at this point. I was ready to pop this baby out!

September 24, 2020 – my sweet, sassy, brave, happy, beautiful daughter was born. Kendra Skye. She is everything I could’ve ever hoped for in a daughter.

December 25, 2020 – a man bombed a building in Nashville, causing a lot of destruction, scaring a lot of people and ruining many Christmas mornings. It was a sad way to end 2020.
(The man lost his life.)

Thankfully we were not in Nashville during the bombing so we managed to have a relatively stress-free end to a very long, very challenging year.

January 2021 – I ended up leaving my job with DTB as I was now needing to focus on being a mom to two children along with newly developing medical issues. (I will be talking about this in a follow up post.)

So as you can see, it was quite the year in 2020. Now I dont mean to make it all doom and gloom. There were MANY good memories. I look through our pictures and we did our absolute best, we smiled a lot (when we weren’t crying lol) and we used the pandemic for good to the best of our abilities.

We have so many people to thank. People that helped us through an incredibly stressful time. The loss of income overnight is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone. So very thankful for friends and family, thankful for mortgage companies like CENLAR that genuinely care and make it possible to survive and keep your house.

So with that said…you know who you are.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Summer 2021

1 thought on “It’s been a minute.

  1. Rhonda Barfield March 9, 2022 — 9:18 pm

    What a YEAR!


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