Meet the Smiths


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And that weird slogan about,
“The glass being perpetually (almost) always(usually) 
at least half full?”  

That just means that I almost always write from a positive (even humorous) point of view.  I do, however, delve occasionally into more serious topics as well, because life isn’t only about the good times.

I’ve been blogging for thirteen years and I’m honored to know that there are a number of readers who have been with me since the very beginning. That’s a long time to hang out with one family!  

I’m so happy you’ve dropped by and I’m looking forward to getting to know you.  (By the way, you can expect to see about two posts a week.)


Here’s some info about the people who are part of the Smithellaneous package deal. 

The man in this picture keeps trying to tell me that he and I have been married for thirty-four years but that can’t possibly be true since I’m nowhere near old enough.    


Steve is an amazing husband, a pro level bass guitar player, a pastor (, a book lover, a word aficionado, an outstanding communicator, a handyman extraordinaire, and a repairer of just about anything.  (Up to but not including nuclear reactors.)

He loves snow skiing, coconut desserts, Myth Busters, news sites, airplanes and  He is also completely incapable of going even one day without popcorn.

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Sarah is 20 years old and by now we’ve pretty much decided we’re going to keep her. She loves reading, video editing, graphic arts, and music; she is also writing a novel.  Sarah is funny and wise and comes up with some of the most intriguing twists on words you have ever heard.  C.S. Lewis is among her favorite authors.  

She is a sophomore at College of the Albemarle in Manteo and will transfer to Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) in the fall of 2016 to study Film, Television with an emphasis in Post Production..

Sarah was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in 2002 but is currently doing well.  You can visit her cancer website at Sarah Smith’s Spot.

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NATHAN, 25, is our first born child and our favorite son. He and Meagan were married in July of 2011 at which time I was given the enormous blessing and privilege of gaining a second daughter. 

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On October 10, 2013, Nathan and Meagan gave Steve and me our first (brilliant, handsome, talented) grandchild. Although they currently live in Winter Haven, FL, now that they have a baby, they are going to be required to move to our town–If not to our actual house.  (I wish I was kidding.)     

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On June 6, 2015, our sweet granddaughter, Madi, was born. What a charmer!

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 The last member of our family is our darling and delightful Yorkie, Summer. 

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Although our family looks sort of normal we have spent quite a few years living a non-normal life.  For fifteen years we lived full time in an RV and did concerts in churches in thirty-five states.  That means my kids (and dog) were basically raised on the road which was cool and interesting. Mostly. But also kind of different.

During our road years, Steve and I wrote our own music, played instruments, and recorded numerous studio CD’s. We left that traveling lifestyle soon after Sarah’s cancer diagnosis and have been enjoying the last ten years of getting to live in houses with no wheels.

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 From our family to you–welcome to Smithellaneous!


27 responses to Meet the Smiths

  1. nicolecampbell1 March 16, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Becky, I’m Nicole the office administrator from CrossPoint. I love your sister and she’s always reading you blog, and sometimes Pastor Randy tells me I should come check something or other out too. Your posts always make me smile. Tonight I was stopping by to look around hoping to be struck by brilliant inspiration as I begin my own blogging adventure. Thank you for sharing your gift of words with the rest of us!

    • Nicole,

      I’m sorry–I just now saw this comment. I hope your blogging adventure is wonderful and that you will enjoy every minute of it. Thanks for being such a blessing to Randy and Debbie.

  2. Dear Becky. So great to catch up a bit with your family through your blog. I have followed you off and on over the years, from the earlier days when Sarah became ill. I am SO very happy to see her beautiful face, along with yours and your family, well and thriving. How is your health these days? You look well.. I first met your family many years ago at my former church when you came and ministered.. Sarah was I guess about 5?

    Anyway, God bless you and your family with many, many more years with excellent health and happiness.

    • Mel,

      I’m glad you’ve had a chance to get caught up with us! 🙂 It’s always nice to be in touch with someone who has known us since Sarah was five! That’s a long time!

      My health is pretty good; I’ve dealt with breast cancer, COPD and a relatively recent Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis but I’m up and at ’em every day and feeling fairly perky.

      Thanks again for leaving a note! 🙂

  3. You’re brave. Thank you.

  4. Hi, I’m Tim. I may know your mother.

  5. Gail,

    I love the fact that you feel like you are connecting with an old friend. Makes me smile!!

  6. Fran,

    Thanks for saying that–you are so sweet.

  7. You have made my life richer….thank you for that….fran

  8. Becky, I have been reading your entertaining, always interesting and family oriented blog since Sarah was in treatment. I check daily, because, I feel like I am connecting with an old friend! Love the new Meet the Smiths, especially that sweet picture of your brillant, handsome and talented grandson, isn’t about time for him to graduate high school. 🙂 Have a wonderful and God blessed day!

  9. Love your new Smith info & yep I’ve been with you the whole time you have been blogging and as you have moved about. I’ve loved being a cyper part of your family. Becky – still in Wendell

  10. Love the new page! 🙂 I also feel like i’ve “known” you forever! I was reading Sarah’s CB page “back in the days”. Wow… that was a while ago! It can only be a good thing, right? 🙂

  11. Becky, I feel like I’ve known you forever. I remember reading about Sarah way, way back, long, long ago in your previous blog..when so many things for her were simply touch and go.

    What a miraculous journey. Thank you for sharing it with us! Thank you for continuing to share.

    • Lesley

      I am always happy to hear from the readers who have been traveling this road with us for a long, long time. Thanks so much for hanging in there with us and continuing to read–I am honored.

    • Lesley,

      Awww . . . what sweet words! And “touch and go” is a good way to describe Sarah back in the day. Thanks for following her story (and our family’s story) all these years–we’re glad to have you along on the journey.

  12. I like the new look. You know I am “Smith Crazy” so anything is fine with me.

  13. Becky, I am relocating to Myrtle Beach, SC and staying with David and Nancy Bryan. We were talking about how your family would come to St. Luke & St. Peter and minister to the church and Nathan and Sarah would come to my home and hang with our family (Anthony and Victoria were closest in age to them). I am so thankful to hear about how well you and Sarah are doing as cancer survivors and that you have a church! Pray that we may connect some time.
    In Christ
    Melissa Ciavarella

    • Melissa,

      I just now saw this message. We have such very fond memories of our many visits to St.Luke and St. Peter. How wonderful to hear from you!!

  14. Linda Watters July 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Nice to see your blog again, Becky. It has been a long time since you ministered for us here at Emmanuel Assembly of God here in Allentown, PA. We so enjoyed your ministry. Trust all is well with you and the family.
    My sister-in-law goes to your blog often. Thanks for blogging.

    Linda Watters, Pastor’s Wife

    • Linda,

      Just seeing this comment now. Thanks for dropping by and saying hi; we loved being you all in Allentown.

      Glad you and your sister-in-law are Smithellaneous readers! 🙂

  15. Glenna Adamson April 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    What a delightful and creative description and pictures of your wonderful family. I first learned about you through your sister, Debbie, an exceptional pastor’s wife in our district (Wisconsin-No. Michigan Assemblies of God). We followed your blog all through the tremulous years of Sarah’s illness and yours as well. Thank you for the tears and the smiles you have brought to my eyes and for being so humbly transparent. You have reassured me again and again that God really cares about every little detail of our lives….He cares and loves to be involved in providing evidences of that every day. Thanking God for you!

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