So, I have been putting off responding to all of the beautiful messages and posts until I had time to respond to each and every one personally. Well, tonight I have come to the conclusion that that is just not going to happen. While I would like life to slow down and...
I debated about putting these thoughts down on paper. It makes it feel too real. If I don’t say it out loud or put it in writing, maybe it’s just not true. But I feel this urge to write and to share. I want to say this up front, don’t feel sorry for me. Don’t pity me....
Hi friends. There is nothing I love more than gathering my friends and family around a great meal. I usually don’t follow recipes because I enjoy the creativity involved in cooking (and I have issues with following rules, ha!). Recently though I found a...
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Y’all, the last 24 hours have been rough! I always say that my life is pretty much an open book, but every so often there is a secret that I tuck away in a dark lonely place for fear that if it comes to light I won’t have the strength to bear it. When […]
This past Friday we had the day off school so we packed our bags and joined some friends for a night away in the mountains. I needed to get away. The heaviness of life’s challenges was starting to overwhelm me and my soul was screaming for a mountain top experience. The city air felt thick […]
Last week I traveled to Indianapolis with my two kiddos. We were surprising my father for his 70th birthday and meeting my nephew Asher for the first time. It was a wonderful trip full of quality time with friends and family, and lots of cuddles with sweet Asher. One afternoon as I relaxed on the […]
Do you ever have those moments of being completely overwhelmed and paralyzed by life? Those moments where you are struggling to catch your breath because you feel as if you have a 20-pound weight smack dab in the middle of your chest? Those moments where you look at your life and all the pain and […]
I have spent a great deal of time thinking about the concept of community. The dictionary defines it this way: 1) A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. 2) A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. I […]