Long before I was even thought of, my mom served her country in the Navy. I grew up hearing bits and pieces of her story and as I've gotten older I found an appreciation for what she accomplished as well as groundwork she made for women that followed behind her. She served during a time… Continue reading Veteran’s of Yesterday Influence Today
; Almost six years ago to the day I found myself in a bad way. I had hit a wall but when I passed through I came out all the stronger for having gone there. I don't often speak of this time in my life, it's best left to fall to the memories of the… Continue reading ; The Story Goes On
It was an ordinary morning. People got their coffee and commuted to work, talked on their phones, and made jokes. Nobody knew this day would be a day of historical magnitude, a day that over 3,000 people would die. I woke, fed my oldest child, and left her sitting in front of the television to… Continue reading Lessons of Yesterday
Welcome to Kutztown That was what the sign said and instantly there was a rush of excitement that permeated through the van that had been our cell for the past 7 hours. We made it! But my excitement soon wavered when I spotted the beautiful, LARGE campus that would be my baby’s home for the… Continue reading Bye-bye Birdie!
Life is full of obstacles and hurdles to overcome but in the drudgery of the race are quiet moments of beauty to quiet the soul if you only stop to look. It is these moments that bring us back to our core and remind us of what the big picture is. We do not exist… Continue reading Savor the Small Moments of Beauty
I have observed among my peers the need to force their child into adulthood. Now this might be fine if the subject of topic were an actual adult who seemed unwilling to fly, but as it turns out it is an actual child; some as young as three years of age! I can understand the… Continue reading Let the Children Play
I’m a smiler. I smile when I’m happy, awkward, or embarrassed. I am known to smile through my anger, boredom, and even sadness. I even smiled during my divorce proceedings, which later I learned was interpreted as a sign that I was happy when in truth I was devastated. Now, don’t get me wrong, I… Continue reading Be a Smiler : )