“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” ~ Norman Victor Peale As I watch the lone police man walking through the deserted streets under the too bright halogen lights, I feel … Continue reading Lost and Found on Hallowed Ground.
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.”
“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.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” ~ Helen Keller There is a wet film pooling … Continue reading When one door closes a new door to happiness opens.
“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of … Continue reading Traditions, Family and “Famous” Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
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.
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~ Mother Theresa For weeks I have wanted to participate in Northwest Mommy’s Monday Listicles, but for whatever reason … Continue reading Love is…Everyday.