Amy Lyon Smith


Hi!  My name is Amy.  I am a wife of 18 years.  I am a mother of two teenage boys and of a teenage daughter.  I am a lover of Jesus, my family, yoga, a great book, my toes in the sand, and the smell of salt air.

I’ve been a stay at home mom since my oldest was born.  I’m a Florida girl uprooted to a Virginia town who finds myself in a place where my children still need me as an overseer (ok, and as a chauffeur), but they don’t have the all-consuming needs they did when they were younger.  This is my journey in the discovery of my passions and finding out “Who is Amy?”


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  1. Amy,
    Thank you for starting this blog and sharing your inward journey. You’ve always been a beautiful person both on the inside and the outside, a true intellectual (as your formal education bears out.) These facts coupled with your unwavering faith in God and passion to seek truth and wisdom will undoubtedly uplift and inspire others.

  2. Hi Amy, you might be wondering what my ping is about. I have invited you to join in with a Three Day Quote Challenge. If you do do it I’d love to know so I don’t miss your posts 🙂

  3. Hi Amy! I found you on the meet-and-greet. First of all, you are lovely! Second of all, what an absolutely terrific name for your site! Finally, your photographs are so wonderful, you are a really good photographer and a wonderful writer. I look forward to following you! I am originally from Virginia, Northern Virginia, but am very familiar with Roanoke. Made many a road trip there in college, I went to Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. Anyway, again, I look forward to your posts!

    • Hi! So nice of you to come by. And thank you so much for your kind words! We head to NOVA for some soccer tournaments (and some great shopping) and the Shenandoah Valley is stunning. I’m a transplant from Florida, so still getting used to the cold! I do love these Blue Ridge Mountains though. 🙂

  4. Hi Amy! I found you and your blog at Nikki’s meet and greet over @flyingthoughwater. Nice to meet you! I have a friend who use to live in Roanoke. She and her family moved to another part of Virginia about 5 years ago. I remember her saying that it was a day trip to venture out to Kohl’s and back again! I hope you will continue to make even more friendships and that His peace will continue to bless you and your family. We have a farm to table restaurant in our small town as well and the food is always outstanding! Nice to meet you! Terese

    • Hi Terese. Thanks for stopping by! I’m guessing your friend must have lived in the country or on the other side of town. It’s a big county. I’m actually about 5 minutes from Kohl’s and from my grocery store. It takes about 20 min to get the mall and all the chain restaurants and so I’m always thinking I need to plan when I go there because it’s far away. lol.
      Thank you for your well wishes!! 🙂 Farm to table food is always so tasty!
      Nice to meet you too 🙂 -Amy

  5. Hi Amy,
    So lovely to connect with you at Nikki’s Meet and Greet. You have a beautiful energy to this blog. 🙂

    I love your About page, especially this last line, “This is my journey in the discovery of my passions and finding out “Who is Amy?”” That is so self-honoring. Sending you many blessings on your journey, and welcome to my blog!

    Blessings, Debbie

  6. Hello Amy. I am new to following you and just thought I’d say hi 🙂 I found your blog through Sharon – we were both nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by her. Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading your posts. Take care. Carly

  7. Hi Amy, my sister and I are in Scottsdale for the weekend and decided to see if we could find anything on my grandfathers sister Reva Boan. (Reva Tyler Silverman). We met has several times in our childhood. We actually went to her gravesite yesterday but we’re trying to find some of her artwork here. Our grandfather Carl pushmataha Tyler was her full brother but they did have several other half siblings because their mother died at a young age and their father remarried. I am not sure of the connection after reading your blog But would be interested In taking a closer look. To our knowledge Reva never had a child.

    Lisa White

    Lisagwhite at yahoo . My buttons as frozen on my computer to do the at sign. Lol

    • Hi Lisa. I will send you an e-mail as well. My grandmother was named after Reva Boan (Reva Tyler Silverman). Reva was the midwife during her delivery. I thought that perhaps that had been her job when I started seeing if I could track her down. That was when I discovered that she was an artist. Although I do not know for sure, I suspect that her first husband worked with my great-grandfather since they are both listed on the census as working on the tools used in the copper mines. I further suspect (but again, have no proof) that this was how Reva came to know my great-grandmother and be there at the delivery of my Grandma Reva VanHoose Scott (1929-2013)


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