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February 25, 2020

Wow, it's been over a year since I have blogged.  I have many topics to write about- I jot them down each time I think of one in my notebook, but I share this today, because the time is right. 

My story has always been with me and it wasn't until I recei...

January 27, 2019

On my way to yoga this morning I pulled over to capture an unreal sunrise. I literally opened my truck door, ran to "the spot" I like to capture pictures, allowed myself one shot and ran back to my truck.  All the while, door open, heat on high and a smile on my face....

July 11, 2018

“A broken heart is the worst.  It’s like having broken ribs. Nobody can see it but the pain is unbearable every time you breathe.”  

A wise man told me years ago there is nothing that will hurt worse than a broken heart and the first time my heart broke years...

February 1, 2018

Root:  the basic cause, source, or origin of something.

This word came to mind yesterday mainly because of my need for an untimely root canal. I know, root canals are never timely. Now, the root cause of mine is bit of my stubbornness followed closely with a side of nev...

November 23, 2017

“I am constantly aware of your absence.”

Holidays are tough.

I was up at my normal time today and I told myself to just enjoy some me time, but it’s hard because every room I walk into I see something that reminds me of them. It’s odd on the days they are here; I don’t n...

October 13, 2017

On the average there are only 940 Saturdays from the time your child is born until they are eighteen - be present.  

Being present means different things to everyone, to me it means being emotionally and physically present.  This number hurts my heart more than you know...

July 5, 2017

"You were given this life, because you are strong enough to live it."  

I seem to doubt this on Wednesdays and every other Friday, the days I drop off my two little men. There is nothing that haunts me more than the ten minute drive when I try to get everything in I wan...

March 26, 2017

I'm a mom every day, every moment, and in every instance - whether Riley and Logan are under my roof on SRR or not.  

I have been sitting on this topic for quite some time, but today, I decided my thoughts needed to exit my head/heart.  

Split family life is my reality a...

February 9, 2017

I have been thinking a lot about the word 'consistency' as of late.  For the most part we think of the word 'consistency' in a positive manner, but lately, I've been reminded that consistency can also be negative.  

"It's not what we do once in a while that sh...