10 years ago today Adam lost his very short and valiant battle with cancer. Together for almost 16 years. 4 dating, 1 engaged and almost 11 years married. I woke up this morning with him on my heart. I think of him daily and see reminders of him in our children, both in looks and… Continue reading Waves of Grief
5 weeks ago at 45 years old, I had a total hysterectomy. I have had issues for years and my doctor and I tried every way possible to avoid this as long as we could. But it was affecting my daily life and was becoming an problem in many different ways. So add in a… Continue reading The healing is the hardest
This mama’s heart is aching and broken. I am trying to wrap my head around this shooting in Parkland Florida. I for the life of me cannot even fathom what these people are going through. The idea of not knowing for hours where your children or spouses are. No contact, nothing but pure fear and… Continue reading A mama’s aching heart
Christmas 2010 went down in history as the worst best Christmas ever for me. Adam had finally finished chemotherapy and radiation 10 days before Christmas Eve. He was still feeling lousy and not eating, except through his PEG tube. I was looking forward to something normal for a change. I was looking forward to time… Continue reading The worst best Christmas ever!
Blogging everyday for 30 days is tough. I always want my messages to have meaning and substance. Some days I feel like I am just throwing words down on the page and trying to get them to make sense. Today I did a little Christmas shopping by myself. Once upon a time, when I was… Continue reading What path are you on?
Are you hurting today? Are you struggling with forgiveness? There is so much freedom in forgiveness. If you are struggling to forgive someone, you must do it. It will destroy you. It will eat you up from the inside out. It does not damage the other person. I am speaking from experience. I figured out… Continue reading Forgiveness
I love nothing more than reading a good book. I am always reading something. Usually it is 2 or 3 books at a time. I read everything from crime, mysteries, sweet romance (not raunchy ones!!), drama, whatever! I love everything about a book. I love bookstores, and libraries. I read everyday. I cannot go to… Continue reading Nothing is better than a good book
We did some serious eating yesterday. We were gone all day. I sadly, never sat down long enough, nor did I have anymore juice in my head to write yesterday! We spent the day with 2 of our families. We have done 3 thanksgivings now. (Matt has had 4 if you include his office one)… Continue reading Crazy Cousin Love
This world owes me nothing. I am not entitled to anything. I don’t deserve anything. God gives me His grace and mercy every single day! Regardless of whether I deserve it or not. In todays world of instant gratification and self-entitlement, I am not going to lie, I get a bit frustrated. Even with my… Continue reading Untitled
A week off! No alarms for school, no after school activities!! Thanksgiving week is upon us. My crew is looking forward to some down time, family time, making memories, and decorating and some shopping for Christmas! I love the holidays! I love the time we spend with family and the laughter we share. I come… Continue reading Family galore!