Birthday card drive for a special lady!

Hi everyone! This is SHANNON WRINKLE and she turns 80 YEARS OLD on October 23, 2015! Her son (Brian) and daughter-in-law (Elaine) initiated a birthday card drive as a surprise for Shannon to celebrate her birthday. They would love to receive cards from all over the world to make her day special! Would you like … Continue reading

Goodbye, my sweet Will.

For the first 15 years of our marriage, we tried desperately to have children. We wanted nothing more than to raise a family of our own. I lost two pregnancies, and gave up. Instead…He sent me Will, Toby and Andy in March of 2000. Helpless day old kittens that someone had thrown in the trash … Continue reading

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