Hi Everyone! Thanks for visiting Lyfe as a Smith! This blog is where I share everything I'm passionate about. I am a multitasking go getter, who is driven by my most important roles... My love for Jesus, my life as a wife, motherhood, being a grandmother (Life's 2nd Act) and business owner. On this page, I will share just a little bit of who I am and what the things are that inspired me to create this blog.

I love Jesus and consider it a gift to have God's Word. It's where my opinions and assumptions and personal therioes end. Because God already has it all figured out... The minute I get into His Word is the minute I step into His Will because I believe that is the safest place in this world.

I am married to Mark!  Yes, this picture tells the story of just how different we are... Why did this serious wife marry the clowning husband? Because the clowing husband helps her be playful and she helps him to be real. The old adage that "opposites attract" is really true for us... Mark loves to be silly.  I am just more serious. Mark loves to eat. I love to sleep. Mark loves to talk and is very expressive. I love to be quiet and cautious about what I say.  Mark likes to keep the peace while I tend to push for truth. We are so different in so many ways and we can choose to focus on the differences or allow them to draw us closer. A healthy balance is a good thing and if we were all the same the world would be a boring place. We do not let our differences pull us apart but instead allow them to draw us closer to one another.

We have 6 amazing children (5 young adults & 1 teenager), one beautiful daughter-in-law, one awesome son-in-law, plus 6 adorable grandchildren. I love sharing our faimilies life adventures, connecting and sharing with others and hopefully spreading a little inspiration as well.  Most days can be overwhelming, trying to find the right balance, to navigate this crazy thing called life, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Owning our own business for almost 30 years now (http://www.honeybearsbbq.com/), really drives and exhilarates me and is one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. Now it's not all pretty, there is another side that can create some awful scary feelings in your gut. The level of responsibility, dealing with problems ourselves, long and hard work hours, no steady paycheck...  but I have no problem with dealing with those things because I dread the thought of doing a 9-5 for anyone else. My desire to create, advance and be in control equals only one thing - Being the Girl Boss!

Even though our lives are filled to capacity, it is nice to be able to connect and share, to spread a little inspiration and to gather some as well.  Social media provides this outlet for me and helps me to fill my desire for community, support, inspiration and encouragement.  I am excited and grateful for each and everyone of you who stop by to visit here. Peruse the place, leave a comment or two, and feel free to email me any time. Welcome and I hope you enjoy what you find!

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