I planned another Christmas with her, another birthday another Holiday. I saw her there, in my mind. Deciding what I would get her for Christmas this year. You know she always wanted me to get her a pair of navy blue leather gloves with a scarf to match. And this was gonna be the year I did. My Aunt. She was one of the best dressed women I knew. Even with her cancer diagnosis, despite the negative news from doctors, I still made plans. I was gonna make sure I sat next to her at my daughter’s upcoming graduation. So I could pass her the tissue as she wiped her tears of joy as my daughter walked across stage (she acted tough but joyous occasions always made her cry). I planned on sitting beside her in church just one more time, so I could smell her perfume and eat all her peppermints, like I did when I was a little girl. Oh the plans I had. Upon her short unexpected death, as I was walking throughout her home, I could see that she still had plans, by seeing the many things she left behind. Plans to travel, plans to give and plans to live. And although there were more plans. I never got to see them through with her…. Read More →
Get up and start morning routine. Breakfast. Then get kids ready. Start dinner in crock pot. Go to work. Come home. Time with hubby. Eat dinner. Check kids homework. Pick out school clothes. Get kids ready for bed. Pray. Read. Nightly routine. Then go to bed. Next morning…get up and start morning routine. Then get kids ready. Start dinner in crock pot. Go to work. Come home…Then hit the repeat button for the rest of the week. Does this sound like your week? Your life? The same routine over and over? Nothing new? Having a family and career is so rewarding. It brings fulfillment a sense of purpose and belonging. So much joy accompanies having those responsibilities. Yet at the same, being so engulfed in those responsibilities can hinder us from truly experiencing life and all there is to see and do. Read More →
When I was younger, I thought the rules my parents set forth were unfair, selfish and uncalled for. I thought they just wanted to control me and be strict. I would think to myself..Why did I have to have a curfew? Why couldn’t I have boyfriends until a certain age? Why couldn’t I be friends with who I wanted? Why is it not okay for me to argue and fight with my siblings? It wasn’t until I got older and built a relationship with God that I began to understand the answer to those why’s. The answer was love. And although, I am not in my parents home now, it is still necessary to follow rules…God’s rules. Read More →
I was an At Home Mom for 8 years. I truly loved being able to be there for my children and husband at all times. I enjoyed that my boss was handsome, funny and charming and that I didn’t have to clock in and out of work. My schedule was extremely flexible and I had the freedom to be creative and spontaneous. However, there were moments when I’d notice other women who had a family and a career, the thoughts of comparing my career to theirs would role in. I would feel less than. I thought that my career as a homemaker wasn’t enough. It wasn’t until the comment of a kind Dr. encouraged me to get rid of comparison. Read More →
Can you think of someone that you truly love? One that you would do anything for? You speak kind words to them, showing compassion, consideration and patience? You go out of the way for them, embracing their flaws, uplifting them with encouraging words and making sacrifices. Regardless of their mistakes and shortcomings, your love does not fail. This kind of deep love, who do you think of? Your spouse, children, parents or a close friend? Could you possibly allow that person to be You? Are you love in with yourself? Read More →
My daughter will be entering high school this upcoming fall. It seems like just yesterday she was cradled in my arms, months away from taking her first steps. As I reminisce on those precious moments, I can’t help but to wonder did I truly get to enjoy and rest in those times? The answer is possibly no. A single mother at the time, working two jobs and attending school, constantly rushing and running, a hectic life is an understatement. Many would say that Time Moves Too Fast, yet perhaps maybe We Move Too Fast. Read More →
When an artist makes that decision that they want to make a masterpiece they automatically commit the time and patience it takes to create it. Out of that discipline comes something beautiful. What is keeping you from deciding to create a masterpiece, something beautiful out of that discipline that is required from you by God to obtain your position in purpose?
Recently, I went out of town on business. Tired, exhausted, hungry and drained from a long day. I stood in line waiting to board the aircraft home, I caught eyes with an elderly gentlemen. And I noticed him look down at the half eaten salad I had in my hand, I just nodded and smiled. He asked me if I had a fork (the salad was from earlier in the day and I forgot I threw my fork away). I told him I didn’t have one. He then began to get up from his seat, which is when I noticed he had a handicap. My heart went out to him, as I could tell the pain he was in as he stood up and walked over to grab his bag from a few feet away. As he slowly walked back over to me, I noticed he had a fork in his hand. He handed the fork to me and said that it would be too hard to eat a salad with my fingers. Very grateful, I smiled and thanked him. It touched me that he would go out of his way, despite his pain, to help me. Read More →
How we leave a thing lets us know more about ourselves than how we enter a thing. How did you leave your last relationship and job? Goodbyes are just as important as the hello’s in our lives. First impressions mean a lot but last impressions are everything.
Women: We are always on the go, constantly making moves. From the moment we get out of bed in the morning; we are changing diapers, studying, giving meeting presentations, attending PTA functions, driving to work, packing lunches, cleaning and well the list goes on. So with all this movin’ around how do we make sure that we don’t forget to make the most important move…Prayer. Read More →