Posts By: Bailey Heard

What Will You Create?

Hi There! Just got back from a wonderful trip to Disneyland and San Diego! It was one of the first trips Ellie and I have taken with my entire immediate family. I grew up in my own modern family. Both of my parents were married, each had one child and had divorced before they met,… Read more »


Today’s post was inspired by one of my greatest inspirations, my daughter, Ellie. It’s hard to believe she will be starting kindergarten in the fall. My, how time flies. This is her last week of preschool and I can’t help but think about all we’ve been through together in her five years of life. She… Read more »

Facing Fear with Faith and Action

I’m writing to you a little out of breath after sprinting from Terminal E to Terminal C in the Atlanta airport where I’m sure I got my 10,000 steps in for the day as I barely made it onto my next flight home. I flew into North Carolina on Monday to speak at a Keller… Read more »

Dating After Loss

So I’m gonna go there today. I want to talk about my experience with dating after loss. It’s a vulnerable conversation I’m a little embarrassed to talk about, but my hope is someone can relate, connect, and maybe we will bond over it. If you’ve followed my blog since the beginning, you might remember not… Read more »

The Balance of Heart and Mind

Have your feelings ever led you astray? I’m a feeler, and I often lean toward making decisions more from my heart than from my mind. While taking your feelings into consideration is important in the decision-making process, it’s only a part of it. I’m learning for myself the importance of balancing logic, feelings, and, ultimately,… Read more »

Standing Where He Stood

Hello! I’m writing to you from my home away from home, Cuero, TX. I’m really looking forward to speaking in Victoria, TX on Wednesday. For now, though, I’m sitting in my late husband, Andrew’s, favorite recliner with his Texas Tech blanket draped across my legs in the home he grew up in, and in the… Read more »

Head for the Cure

Hello! I’m pumped to share some exciting news today involving my new partnership with Head for the Cure! Since helping to take care of Andrew from his stage-four cancer diagnosis in the fall of 2012 to his final day on this earth in the summer of 2013, I knew I wanted to one day contribute toward… Read more »

Reach Out

Hi There! A couple of weeks ago when I was at Disney World, I received a Facebook message from one of my late husband, Andrew’s, friends from high school and college. It moved me to tears and after receiving permission from this friend I wanted to share parts of his powerful message with you. He… Read more »

Fierce Conversations

Ever experienced the feeling of knots in your stomach at the thought of a difficult conversation you knew you had to have with someone you care about? I’m a recovering people-pleaser, so confrontation with the likelihood of disappointing someone makes me want to run for the hills. I truly care about other’s feelings and personal… Read more »