Happy Birthday Lorelei!

Two years ago today, an incredible spirit came to join our family, and the world changed forever!    Her name is Lorelei Constance In the beginning, she was a very serious baby. She approached everything cautiously and with much serious deliberation. In fact, I commented often that I'd never seen such a serious baby.  Boy!… Continue reading Happy Birthday Lorelei!

Family, Florida Fun

100 Things Before I Die: #16

Number 16 on my list of things I want to do before I die is an important one. I want to take my granddaughters to Disneyworld. Disneyland would be okay, too. Four-plus years ago when Wonderkid #1 was lying in her incubator at the NICU and I was paying daily visits to read to her… Continue reading 100 Things Before I Die: #16

Deep-ish Thoughts, Family

100 Things Before I Die: #10

Number 10 on my list of 100 Things I want to do Before I Die is to give money to some kind of charity every year. I guess this falls under the broader category of "giving back" to the world, or more specifically, giving back to God for everything He gives me. To everything there… Continue reading 100 Things Before I Die: #10

Family, Gratitude, Holidays, Spiritual

Fear Not; I Will Help Thee

Psalms 16:1  Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.Isaiah 41:13: For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. I'm having a tough day today. There's no sugar-coating it. Serious things are going on, and I don't know how… Continue reading Fear Not; I Will Help Thee


Ups and Downs

Riding an emotional roller-coaster today. On the up side, I'm glad to have all my stuff back after 6 months in storage and I'm **very** grateful to Jonathan Skipper, Jonathan Russell Skipper, Holly Skipper, Anthony Aleprete, Jay Gilkey, Ron Hochheiser, Fred Aylstock, Linda Aylstock, Ian Sthole, Vanessa Brown Sthole and Abigail N Lorelei for helping… Continue reading Ups and Downs

Family, Personal

Happy Birthday Abigail!

Three years ago today, an incredible young lady came into my life and turned me from an ordinary mom into someone quite extraordinary. Everything changed in a heartbeat from the minute Vanessa told me that a baby was on its way to join our family. If you ask Abigail today what Ooma said when I… Continue reading Happy Birthday Abigail!

Family, Personal

Happy Birthday Vanessa!

I'm celebrating one of my favorite days of the year today. It's my youngest daughter's birthday. Vanessa was born 23 years ago today, when I was just a slip of a girl. Yeah. That's right. You heard me.  Anyway, she burst into the world with her own mind. She knew what she wanted, and she… Continue reading Happy Birthday Vanessa!