This Video is More for Me than You

Happy Thursday!

Today I wanted to share a video that my son, Luke, and I put together to parts of a song that Jonathan wrote called, Miss Kentucky.   

I’ll be honest…this video is more for me than you.  (But I hope you enjoy it.)

I started my blog 10 years ago to document all the things that I hold dearly Beneath My Heart….

my faith, my family, and my home.

It’s been an online journal documenting my life, and I treasure every post.  I love the posts that I have written about renovating the homes that we have lived in, and about the amazing brands that I have worked with, but HANDS DOWN, my favorite posts are about my faith and family!

Someday when I am gone, I pray that my kids, grandkids, and beyond will enjoy looking back at my blog and see/learn about who I was, and what mattered most to me. 

This video is an example of what matters most to me….FAMILY.

Leaving Kentucky was one of the hardest things I have ever done.  I was born and bred in Kentucky.  It’s all I ever known.  My entire extended family on both sides lived within an hour radius of me my whole life.  I have been blessed with THE BEST family on the planet!!!!  Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, in-laws…..each and every one a BLESSING!  Childhood memories that are worth more than gold.  

I am so, so, so grateful.

So this video is to document on my blog a big moment in my life.  A moment of stepping out into FAITH into a new chapter of life that God has lead us to. 

Thank you for letting me share my heart and my life with you. 






  1. OMG! I’m in tears. I left Lexington in 1985 with a 7 and 3 year old! I still cry at My Old Kentucky Home, love KY Wildcat basketball and had to laugh when I saw the Ale81!!!!! Whoop Whoop. Still have some family and friends there but don’t get back often enough. Always bleed BLUE!

  2. Beautiful-precious!! I love following you on IG and your blog-your love of God’ family and home. Thank you for sharing your life with us and encouraging us all!💚🌸

  3. This was so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing such positive and heartwarming family things. I am a writer who loves to write about home and family. We need more of us.

  4. Traci! Loved the video & especially the song. We moved to South Georgia 8 years ago & I still miss “home!” Your video hit home. It’s hard to leave family friends & everything familiar but makes me appreciate KY that much more when I go visit!!

  5. Loved the song and the video. Y’all are very brave to pick up your roots to move to Tennessee. I know I couldn’t do it (at least right now). I only have one child and he is still in high school. I will have to see what happens once he has some of his future mapped out. My husband is a born and bred Austin-ite and he refuses to move! Good luck and best wishes on your future endeavors. I cannot wait to read how life happens for y’all.

  6. That was so touching. Your family is so special and the closeness y’all share and live is such a blessing. I look forward to you sharing your Tennessee adventures.

  7. Oh that was so touching. I don’t even know you all and it made me sad. I can’t imagine how hard it must be to leave all your family and for them all to say good-bye. You all are brave and I know God will bless you all NO matter where you are. I love the song and so sweet of both your son’s to put this video/song together for you to have. PS I don’t always comment but when I have for awhile now, I never see it come up with the other comments. Do you know why?

  8. What a sweet video…and that song is perfect! Blessings to you and yours as you settle in in Nashville/ Brentwood! ( My daughter and her family live in Brentwood and my SIL is in the music industry as well . Hopefully your paths will cross at some point—I think y’all would hit it off!). Looking forward to following your videos!

  9. Aw..such a sweet video. I love that song, too. I’m excited for you in your new adventure. Can’t wait to see that new renovation. Love the video you did about the new house.
    Shalom and blessings to you and yours

  10. Beautiful song and video!! Best of luck and Gods blessings to you and your family as you begin this new endeavor!! {hugs}

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