When you have an extensive network, and you know a lot of people, you feel blessed when you can say you have more than five intimate friends. All my life, people have moved me from one house to another, from one city to another, and from one state to another. Networking became second nature. Last
Today is my darling daughter’s 11th birthday. I say “daughter” because she’s part of my new family, my new reality and she’s grown herself into the depths of my heart. She’s not biological but nonetheless, she’s the breath of fresh air every single day. I am so honored her parents agreed to allow me to
Recently, as many of you know, I have taken on the enormous yet honorable role of raising three adorable children who’s parents have passed on. I thought I would be in for the hardest time when I found out that no one had been setting boundaries, teaching them how to take care of their bodies
Just a big city girl for sure. Along time ago I realized that I adore being close to everything a city offers. I love the theater, shopping, dining, art, and the intellect that educated cultured individuals bring to a conversation. I love café’s where I can sit and people watch. I love the hustle in
Jennifer, my sister-in-law and I are best friends. We’ve been besties for over twenty years. When she got sick five years ago, I was devastated. She endured two years of testing only to be completely frustrated. because the doctors she was seeing “knew there was a carcinoma, but couldn’t find it.” She knew something was
When you’re my age it’s a remarkable pleasure to look back on your life to view the milestones. Thoughts of what I have or have not done parade around my mind as though they own the space in my memories. The key to unlocking them is by listening or talking to the friends, colleagues, or
Did you ever just feel the pain with the total understanding that it’s not yours? That’s where I am today. Just emerging myself in other’s pain and feeling the empathy that cuts through my heart like a jagged knife. I’m constantly working on me, evaluating my behavior, improving who I believe God wants me to be.
Unprofitable Anger “TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1, by Os Hillman 04-20-2014 “Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.” – Ecclesiastes 7:9 “Every day of our lives we are placed in situations that engage us with other people, whether it is in the office, our
Often I am reminded of even my own sinned thoughts and actions. The other day a woman with an ill-behaved child was near me and I found myself rolling my eyes thankful that I raised my kids where a firmer understanding created that necessary fear that made my kids behave. Then I thought about it.
There’s no kind of heartache that can match what happens when you see your child or someone you love about to hit head on into something that is going to end badly. Whether it’s drugs, or friends, or choices or mates; it hurts to watch them grow through some pretty painful human things that young