A Message To The Next Generation

A Message To The Next Generation

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same…” – Ronald Reagan

To my husband, an Iraq war vet who has served his country for more than 20 years now, thank you.

To my dad, a former Navy SeaWolf who bravely piloted missions in Vietnam to save men’s lives and fight for the freedom of others, thank you.

To all of America’s war veterans and the military men and women who choose daily to fight for and protect the freedom we’ve been given, thank you.

To my children…and to the next generation…may you have the honor of knowing these heroes and may you understand the value of the sacrifices made on your behalf and always cherish them deeply.

May God bless America.

The Blog I Was Afraid To Write

The Blog I Was Afraid To Write

It was 8 a.m. and my husband and I were the first ones to arrive at the doctor’s office. His secretary had called the day before and asked if we could come in before the other scheduled patients that day to discuss my husband’s ultrasound results.

I had done my homework and was armed with every possible diagnosis I had hoped it might be—including the ones I prayed it wasn’t. The latter won.  Continue reading “The Blog I Was Afraid To Write”

If The Shoe Were On The Other Foot

If The Shoe Were On The Other Foot

This is a tale of two shoes. Shoes that I purchased for my two-year-old daughter. Shoes that only after I returned home that evening, cut off the tags and slipped onto her adorable feet, did I realize were the wrong size. Well, one of them was.

This is also a tale about kindness and my total and shameless lack of it.
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Forgotten What Really Matters? Take A Lesson From A Troll

Forgotten What Really Matters? Take A Lesson From A Troll

For weeks now—ok, months—I have been obsessed with accomplishing a very long list of tasks. And for good reason. With a second baby coming soon and having just moved internationally, there’s been a lot to do. Getting the house unpacked, prepping the nursery, and just keeping up with the daily pace of life has consumed all of my time, energy and focus. Continue reading “Forgotten What Really Matters? Take A Lesson From A Troll”