Being and staying strong while feeling powerless…hard but possible.


“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.”  ~Unkwown Today, I needed to be like this oak tree. … Continue reading Being and staying strong while feeling powerless…hard but possible.

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…

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,

Kindness + Engagement + Digital Media = Overwhelming Love


“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible / it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform … Continue reading Kindness + Engagement + Digital Media = Overwhelming Love

Bottles vs. Blackberries. Remember to “engage” not with technology but your life.


“Life gives us brief moments with another…but sometimes in those brief moment we get memories that last a life time…” ~ Unknown As I am getting … Continue reading Bottles vs. Blackberries. Remember to “engage” not with technology but your life.

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.

Count your blessings…sometimes we forget how many we have. Today is a good day to remember.


“Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles.”  ~Maltbie D. Babcock Today is a gentle reminder for … Continue reading Count your blessings…sometimes we forget how many we have. Today is a good day to remember.

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.

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.