“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~ Zig Ziglar I have always wanted to be great. To be great sets you a part. To be able to be great will … Continue reading What I learned from my 6 year old son about what it means to trust…
“When I stand before God in the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” Erma Bombeck Ever since I … Continue reading What would you do? A question worth asking Everytime.
This post is a combination of emotions today. I am humbled to put myself in front of you. I am advocating for a cause I believe in so strongly because I have lived it and I am sharing a piece … Continue reading Humility, Advocacy and “The Greatest Love.”
“The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there” ~Betty Grable It’s Monday and today’s topic from Stasha over at Northwest Mommy was too good to … Continue reading What’s to love about women?
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein “Maaammma” Q says as his feet pad across the hardwood floor looking for me. E gives a high pitched squeal delighted by whatever is in front of her. … Continue reading The sounds of letting go.
“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for” ~ Anonymous Oh how this is all true and the last part I feel everyday, … Continue reading Shorter Days, Longer Nights, and a Future Worth Living For.
I had every intention of doing the usual commercially-driven Valentine’s Day festivities this year. You know, a basket of trinkets and sweets from the dollar store and fancy, store-bought cupcakes that we’ll ooh and aah over for a few minutes and I’ll toss by the end of the week while the kids are in school. But I this morning I started reading Mary Tyler Mom’s post about raising money for pediatric cancer, and my plans quickly changed. I remembered the flood of emotion I felt when I read Donna’s Cancer Story and my heart ached for her mother. I hope I… Continue reading Sharing a post with so much heart: Happy Donna Day.
“We are always getting ready to live, but never living” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Within this smile, is a spirit that is in fact living and ready for anything that comes its way. Little E inspires me everyday to look … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready, Set, Live.
Dear Ellis, I always start every post with a quote and for today, in this letter to you, this quote feels right in my heart. “And you, while you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups on … Continue reading Dear Ellis, a Letter to my Father-in-Law.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one … Continue reading I may not see air travel the same way again, but I will see the bigger picture.