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Thankful Thursday – Mother’s Day Gratitude

If I were to write the story of my mother's life, it would take up several months of blog posts and even then that would be incomplete. At 78 (79 this year), she is busier than most people half her... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Love and Marriage

Last week, I had the privilege of attending a bridal shower honoring a young woman who has become like a daughter to me. Because her mother and future mother-in-law live out of state and were unable to attend, my daughters... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Motherhood

Above is a symbol of motherhood given to me by my children. I have been a mother for nearly 29 years, but seeing my daughter with her newborn brings those first weeks and months of motherhood back like they were... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: A Mother’s Day Story

I really disliked Mother's Day.  It's mainly because whenever Mother's Day arrived, I would become a very selfish person with very unrealistic expectations. Every year I set myself up for disappointment and by the end of that day, I was disappointed... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday – Mother’s Day Gratitude

If I were to write the story of my mother's life, it would take up several months of blog posts and even then that would be incomplete. At 75, she is busier than most people half her age and her... Continue Reading →

Life to the Full – The Blessing of Children

The soul is healed by being with children. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky My children are a deep source of joy to me. They keep me young. They keep me honest. They keep me humble. I can never hide anything from them... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Mother

I have been blessed with a wonderful mother and an incredible mother-in-law. I have the privilege of caring for my still-active mother in my own home. My mother-in-law, one of my dearest friends, passed away this past February. They each... Continue Reading →

A Heavenly Message

Last week, my husband visited his dad and brought home some beautiful peonies from his mother's garden. Sadly, his mom passed away this past February. Not only was she a wonderful mother-in-law, she was one of my dearest friends. So... Continue Reading →

The Therapeutic Benefits of Having a Little Girl in Your Life

When she walks into the room singing, you spontaneously join her no matter what the song is. Without thinking, you pull out your best Michael Jackson impersonation whenever she plays her favorite CD.  She keeps you honest.  You come back... Continue Reading →

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