Why I Am Choosing To Forgive the Person Who Said a Cruel Thing About My Child

Both of my boys have birthdays soon.  I will only have one teenager left after that.  I have grown children.  And I can’t always protect them. Shamefully, that has always been the case.  Oh, we have all done our best to make sure they were physically safe.  Emotionally, I couldn’t always be there to protect them from other people and their thoughtless words or actions.  That’s normal.  I know that.  We all have to learn to fix our own problems {Read More}

10 Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary Without Breaking the Bank!!

The Super Trooper and I have an anniversary coming up (21 big years) and although it would be nice to do something really romantic (like a cruise), money is a little tight and I’ve already agreed that he can buy new tires for his truck!  Honestly, it seems like we celebrate in different ways every year.  We’ve done everything from weekend trips to nice dinners out to not even seeing one another because somebody had to work or was out-of-town (by {Read More}

What Could We Accomplish If We Were Never Afraid?

  That’s a pretty big question.  What could we accomplish if we were never afraid?  I imagine the bigger question is, what couldn’t we?!? My babies are all just about grown up on me now.  I don’t know that I ever imagined that.  I suppose I imagined them to be babies or little children or even pimply middle-schoolers forever.  (And just for clarification, they will always be babies in my heart!)  There have been so many things that I wanted to {Read More}