Sue Birdseye

Sue Birdseye went from the typical “picket fence life” to being a single mom of 5 and subsequently became completely dependent upon the Lord. Her change of life circumstance has led to a passionate desire to encourage and bless other single moms with the peace and joy she has found – in the midst of her crazy blessed life. She has been active in her community as a foster/adoptive mom and within her church’s discipleship, women’s and children’s ministries

Up to My Toes | @SueBirdseye

Sue Says: “Hi Beautiful Mommas! I’m Sue Birdseye – proud mama of 5 kids. Proving that God does indeed have a sense of humor – I have two teenagers and two toddlers with a middle child thrown in for good measure! I have been a stay-at-home mom, a homeschool mom, a foster mom, an adoptive mom and now I am a single mom. As I have walked this new path, I’ve found God to be more than faithful, more than kind and more than I could ask or imagine. I’m trying to walk this path with a lot of love, a good amount of humor and a serious lack of sleep. There is nothing I love more than my sweeties, but I do enjoy anything to do with paper – notebooks to write in, binders to organize, index cards with memory verses, charts and to do lists (which sometimes I do), letters, notes and books, books, books. I love music – listening to it, playing it and singing it. I love sports – all of them! (I have the bumps and bruises to prove it!) I am so excited to share this crazy life with the wonderful moms of MomLife Today!”

The Perfect Season

I remember one of the first times I heard about seasons in a woman’s life. It was at a Bible study on Proverbs 31. We were discussing how to interpret and apply these Scriptures to our lives. One lady suggested we weren’t expected to fulfill all the aspects of this amazing woman in any one Continue »

And the Award Goes to … (Not Me)

“Mommy! Today was funny hat day! We didn’t wear hats! You forgot the hats!” That’s how my kindergartner and first grader greeted me after school on funny hat day. And pretty much every day thereafter for at least a week. Yup. I forgot. I think I’ve forgotten more stuff than I’ve ever remembered. There are Continue »

The Gardener I Want to Be

All my life I’ve wanted to be a gardener … a master gardener. I’ve longed for a green thumb. Mine has a decidedly blackish tint—my thumb is the touch of death to plants. I have friends with gardens that flourish. I can plant the same things in pretty much the same conditions and mine will Continue »

Living in a Cracker Box

Sometimes I feel like I’m living in the bottom of an old cracker box—full of crumbs and cracker dust. Seriously, everywhere I look is a preponderance of dust and dog hair. Yuck. Recently I’ve had so much to do and so little time. It isn’t like that is unusual for me, but this time I’ve got Continue »

My Most Effective Ministry

So I have this really effective ministry: God has called me to live in such a way that other people, especially parents, feel better about themselves. I just have to tell you that I rock at my ministry. Seriously. Each day I seem to get better at it. Sometimes for a brief second I think Continue »

Happy Heavenly Father’s Day

For me as a single mom, one of the most difficult things about Father’s Day is purchasing the card. It’s agonizing standing there looking at all the “Dad! You’re the greatest!” cards, knowing that they simply don’t apply. My children don’t choose them. That makes me sad and angry. I want my children’s dad to be their hero. Continue »

PEACE IN EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING

I’ve often referred to my life as “joyful chaos.” I’ve been exceedingly blessed with five children—five boisterous people who make my life beautiful. But I have one little person in particular who is gifted at bringing the party, but her parties completely stress me out. How can someone so small cause such mayhem? She is challenging and Continue »

The Stuffy Air of Annoyance

I can feel it: the air of impatience, the attitude of annoyance, and the minute from angry. My kids feel it too. “Mama! Look, there’s a tea with the word ‘Relax’ on it! You should get that!” “Yes. Yes I should!” I replied. I’ve had several cups of that yummy tea … don’t feel relaxed. Continue »

A Serious Love of Honey

When did my life become so serious? I’m not a serious person, seriously. I always seem to be sharing challenging, frustrating, and overwhelming things. Life is kinda like that right now. I sound a little like Eeyore when I’m really much more like Tigger. Although lately I’ve been a bit like Piglet with my “Oh dear, Continue »