It's less than a month until Christmas Day. Every year, I go on a trip with my husband's family. His mom, sisters and cousins do Christmas shopping and get a few gifts. As Christmas music played over the speakers in the department store, I stood in line behind a woman who looked to be seventy. It … [Read more...] about HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL WITHOUT THE BIG BUDGET
Have you ever planned a wedding? I'm guessing you probably designed your own, but have you coordinated someone else's wedding? There are so many details that cannot be overlooked, and it can be one of the most stressful times in a bride's life... When my daughter Charity and her fiance … [Read more...] about How To Plan Your Daughter’s Wedding Without Losing Sleep
Happy Easter, my friends! Miracles rarely happen, but I have always wanted to be a bystander when someone's limbs grow back, or empty sockets are filled with new eyes. My own life has been one of waiting...for a miracle. My son Kyle has autism and I at times have grown weary of God's timing. … [Read more...] about Living With Hope and Faith: A Unique Outlook On Cancer.
Cancer, for the most part, is a life-altering disease. Little by little, it eats every ounce of life out of a loved one. It also chips away at the hope your friends and family cling to as they watch you suffer and deteriorate. I saw a photo of a polar bear on a small chunk of ice floating in an … [Read more...] about Finding Beauty When Loved Ones Are Battling Cancer
Have you ever made choices that have caused you to look in the rearview mirror of life and wish you had done things differently? Or Maybe you have closed your eyes and wanted to ignore what you had just seen? Are you like me... Bang! It was a loud clunking noise, and I had seen the squirrel just a … [Read more...] about When Life Gets Scary…Look In Your Rear View Mirror
Do you ever look at your surroundings and wish you had so much more. That was me... "Mom, can I have a quarter to go to the candy store?" "Cindy, I don't have a quarter. If I did, I would give it to you." I walked all the way to school steaming mad. I hated my life. We seemed to never have … [Read more...] about When Fame and Fortune Comes Before Family.