What gives you purpose? A journey worth taking…


“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” ~ Wayne Dyer … Continue reading What gives you purpose? A journey worth taking…

Not your words, not your actions, how you make them feel…make someone feel loved today.


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ … Continue reading Not your words, not your actions, how you make them feel…make someone feel loved today.

Hope: Free, Faith: Free, Love: Free,


Finally getting off 24/7 oxygen support: Priceless Congratulations to our precious E, who was told yesterday by her pulmonary doctor that we can take her off oxygen during the days and only use it at night.  A huge step for E and for our family.  There are no really words to describe how we feel and this is a deeply seeded emotional experience for us as a family so I will not explore these emotions openly today but I will say Hope, Faith, Love, Resilience, and Friendship, Intuition, Prayers, Positive thoughts and An Excellent Medical Team provided the foundation for … Continue reading Hope: Free, Faith: Free, Love: Free,

Hear your inner voice, use your outer voice and know it matters.


“Your inside voice, called instincts, is trying to tell you something…use your outside voice to speak up.  Just start talking and the words will come…don’t be … Continue reading Hear your inner voice, use your outer voice and know it matters.

In honor of courage….everyday is a new day. Take a step.


And sometimes all it takes is a quiet ask for help to show great courage. What will be your first step? Continue reading In honor of courage….everyday is a new day. Take a step.

Courage to take a fearful step can come from unlikely places, like a fish named Dory.


“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness, beauty, and truth”  ~ Albert Einstein So you might be asking yourself, what does Albert Enstein have to do with Dory from “Finding Nemo” or rather where the heck is she going with this post?  I know it seems a bit obtuse, but hang in here with me and I will explain. Have you ever looked at the same thing everyday and suddenly one day when you wake up you look at that same thing completely different?  That happened … Continue reading Courage to take a fearful step can come from unlikely places, like a fish named Dory.

From a Little One’s Perspective…Even When They Can’t Talk…They Love You.


“I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you” ~ Ben Folds Since it’s nighttime and I just put my precious E & Q down to sleep, I want to say thank you to everyone who visited us today and for those who did and felt moved by “Welcome to Holland,” here is what I think E would have said to me before she went to sleep.  Thank you for this HUGE boost today for me and my family but also for everyone else that has been to Holland through their children, parents or … Continue reading From a Little One’s Perspective…Even When They Can’t Talk…They Love You.

If your instincts are talking to you, stop and listen…it’s rude not to.


The most decisive actions of our life… are most often unconsidered actions.  ~André Gide, The Counterfeiters, 1926 So this morning when I woke up, I my instincts told me this day had the chance to be a doozy of a day.  First, while for the past nearly 18 months (actually longer since I couldn’t sleep when I was pregnant either, so make that 2.5 years!) I have woken up several times a night, but, since I haven’t been feeling well, I had been exhausted and sleeping much harder than normal for the past 2 nights (no I am not pregnant).  So perhaps, … Continue reading If your instincts are talking to you, stop and listen…it’s rude not to.

A Question of… Fate? Yes, I think it is.


You know that saying, that when God closes a door he opens a window, well, sometimes out of nowhere he’ll do you one better and he’ll kick a whole wall down.  ~Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, Glee Ok, so maybe it’s a little cheesy (I actually like Glee, but KSP subscribes to Dave Grohl’s position on the show), but I can’t help it because this is exactly how I feel about today.  Today is April 6, a big day for us as it is the adjusted birthday of the babies, they are officially 15 months and this time … Continue reading A Question of… Fate? Yes, I think it is.