Wednesday, September 29, 2010


October 4 Birthday Girls
Josie and Auntie E

Wow, the years are flying by….. Monday I will have another birthday. And I constantly ask Kevin “when will I feel like I am an adult?” J Life has been incredibly good but as with anyone it has thrown me a couple of curve balls through the years, especially when I was younger.

I have a lot of good memories from my childhood thanks to my incredible wonderful brothers. We were a baseball team in and of itself so life was always entertaining, even when we were getting lined up to get spanked for something one of us did but, of course, no one would confess to.

Sweet Aunt Mary and E

My 20′s were full of heart ache and extreme happiness. Mundane moments and life changing ones. It was spent learningwho I was and what I wanted. Where I wanted to go. It brought growing up, decisions, school, careers, marriage, miscarriages, home ownership, and one beautiful healthy son. It brought reality that plans do not always go as planned. Dreams and goals can and will change. Life isn’t easy nor fair at times, but more times than not it can bring such intense joy you simply cannot explain. It taught me that not all marriages are meant to last and God DOES forgive. It also taught me that parenting is the hardest job on the planet but its the best job too with all of its rewards.

Hubby Kevin

It brought the reality that sometimes you think you know someone when really you don’t. That when you get an opportunity to travel down a certain road, it can sometimes cause a painful space in a relationship. It also taught me that just because you think certain people will always be there for you, won’t. And people you never dreamed you would find a connection with, you do. It taught me it is okay to be open and honest and to JUST BE ME. But also, to close the door and simply let go.

I do not know what this year will bring. I do not know if it will bring me a different road to travel down, a different journey, a new job opportunity, or new people in my life. I do not have a clue and no definite plans. All I know is that I am embracing this new year and am extremely excited about my future.

And although I may not feel all grownup, as silly as that sounds, I do feel like I have arrived and I am much more happier than I ever have been. I am looking forward to what is yet to come. Above all, I am waiting on God to show me His plan. What is the old saying? “The best things come to those who wait.” Well I am waiting, praying and trusting God’s timing and perfect plan for my life. His plan might not be our plan, but it is the best plan.

I am ready for it! Let’s go! :)

Aunt Sandy and E


Have you ever met that person who is never satisified with what they have? Regardless of whether or not that possession is material or physical? I have and it makes me sad for them. Simply because if you cannot enjoy this very moment in time…then you are truly missing out. I do not care if you are at work, at home, at the grocery store, there is always something to give thanks for. Am I saying that we should always be in a carefree grateful state of mind? Absolutely not… However, what I am saying is 90% of the time we should be grateful for our life and the things and people in it. If not, then we really need to make some adjustments in our life so we can achieve this goal.

Enjoying your life is simply a matter of the way that you feel. There is a common belief that happiness comes about as a result of having certain things, you know money, material things, relationships, etc., (all of which can be wonderful), but in all actuality, whether or not you are enjoying your life has always boiled down to the simple question of how you feel about your life.

No amount of of money will help you enjoy life if you are miserable on the inside. No relationship will define or complete you when a relationship, by definition, involves two or more people. No collection of toys and treasures will make you happy if you cannot enjoy the finer things in life… like sunsets, giggles, your own family, the here and now.

I implore you to take a step back, listen and really think about what makes you happy. I did and I have to say for the last 10 years I have been happier than I ever have been. I take God first, my family second and all other things third.