Today, I am grateful for…

While he has been the subject and object of my gratitude many times….today I am once again grateful for my husband and best friend, Don. As we approach 25 years of marriage…I find new reasons almost every day to love him and appreciate him even more. Since I have fallen ill…he has been working multiple … Continue reading

It’s time.

In the past couple of weeks….a dear friend of mine lost her husband to pancreatic cancer. A week later, she unexpectedly passed away in her sleep, leaving family and friends stunned and reeling with the loss. A few days afterward, I was reading (and rereading) all the messages that had passed back and forth between … Continue reading

As Veteran’s Day approaches…

I am a U.S. ARMY veteran. I was a military police officer. If my country needed me, I would do it all again. Huge respect from me, to ALL veterans of ALL military branches, and all those who currently serve. Despite any faults, hardships and politics….this nation in which I reside, is worthy of our … Continue reading

It takes a village….

I want to share a story with you. It’s a little bit strange, and a whole lot of wonderful. It’s something that happened to us. Something that restored a bit of hope for us, that we’re not invisible, and that we matter. Toward the end of 2012, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, some exterior under-ground piping … Continue reading

A Story for Katydid – Chapter Five

(I wrote a little story for fun for a little girl who is 2 going on 3, the daughter of friends of mine. I used mutual Facebook friends and their pets, as characters in the story, with everyone’s permission. I tried to incorporate some personal hobbies from each person too, and made photo-shopped images for … Continue reading

A Story for Katydid – Chapter Four

(I wrote a little story for fun for a little girl who is 2 going on 3, the daughter of friends of mine. I used mutual Facebook friends and their pets, as characters in the story, with everyone’s permission. I tried to incorporate some personal hobbies from each person too, and made photo-shopped images for … Continue reading