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First and foremost, I am a child of God! I am also the wife of a superhero who has loved and supported me since I was a child. I am a mother of three wonderful children who have taught me how to live, love and throw mini temper-tantrums and hissy-fits (especially now that they are older)! AND [very exciting] I'm an author! My book, A Little Yellow Star, is a Christian Children's book about seeing God in all things. There is more information at the bottom of my blog - Hope you'll check it out, and if you do, I hope you LOVE it!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dandelion Dreams

Picture by: Sidney Carter

I take a deep breath in,
I close my eyes.
My thoughts cross my path;
Bigger than life,
Bursting at the seams
Vast in content,
Do I wish for love, life, prosperity?
My children… myself?

I open my eyes; second-guessing!
An idea,
Then a smile…

I close my eyes,
I inhale; sure of my notion.
I exhale…

Tiny seeds take flight,
With my wishes and my dreams on their wings.
I watch them soar,
 Gaze their flutter,
Observe my vision flicker to the heavens.

Will they arrive safely?
Will they be met with disdain?
Or will they spread their seeds of love
And grow for the world to see…

…and wish upon in the future?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Love Letters

Fourteen years ago, yesterday, my husband proposed to me. We had found out a little over a month prior that I was pregnant, we were planning on moving out and that in itself was very trying on us. We’d recently broken the news to both sets of parents and the stars were aligning…but not without a lot of stress. And, being pregnant, my stress seemed to be amplified and frequent.
My wonderful husband had Valentine’s Day all planned out but what he hadn’t planned on was a hormone enraged girlfriend who had just had the worst day of her life…on February Eleventh! I was going through everything in my mind and I was, to put it simply, FREAKING OUT!!
He was trying to convince me that everything was going to be alright and persuade me to have a little faith, but I was hysterical. So, he decided that moment would be the best time to ask me. He dropped to one knee (which, incidentally, I hadn’t noticed) and he handed me a piece of paper. It had the most beautiful poem on it (which I’m not sharing) and the last four lines read this:
The Lord Above
Has directed us together in life
Now the only question that remains is Faith Harmony
Will you be my wife?
Awwwwww!!! Bring on the water-works! I notice that he was on one knee and he had a ring in his hand. SO sweet! And that was the beginning of many, many more days where my husband would help me through panic, depression and Freak-Out moments with a sweet word or a pretty gift. He’s the best!
But, we still fight about when he actually proposed to me. In his mind, he proposed on Valentine’s Day. I still have the poem he wrote and it, too, is dated 2-14-98…but, a woman doesn’t forget the day she became engaged! I guess this will always be a debate with us but, since I’m the only one with a blog who can broadcast to the world, I win!
I hope everyone had a wonderful February 11th and has an even better Valentine’s Week!

He's SO goofy ;)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Look Forward To SOMETHING!

It's coming...Valentine's Day is almost here. What are you wishing for this year? Love? Diamonds?? Peace and quiet? Whatever you are wishing for, I hope you get it. I’ve had so many people ask me; “Why are you so excited about Valentine’s Day?” Well, the truth is, why not be excited? I’ve made it my mission this year to look forward to at least one thing a month. That’s not hard, is it?

Think about when you where a child… __________ was just a short time away and you could not think about anything else. You were so excited for ___________ that you talked about it all the time, you dreamt of it at night and you played the day over and over for weeks leading up to the big day. Why does that have to change just because we’re adults? Why does it have to be only “Big” events? Who says that a simple dinner with the family can’t be as anticipated as Christmas Day? I say we pull out the fancy china more than twice a year. I am a strong believer that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. That does not exclude holidays!  Go and buy yourself flowers and jewelry because YOU love you. And look forward to something, anything! If you’re in charge, I know it can be a special occasion, no matter what the occasion is…Let’s live a little!

So that is my challenge for you this month – look forward to Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single, married, in a relationship, in a relationship but wish you were single or just plainly and simply happy – you deserve a special day. Don’t wait for someone else to spoil you, go buy that _________ for yourself. Don’t wait for him/her to read your mind and do something special for you; treat yourself; you deserve it! And, if you are lucky enough to be in a relationship with a  psychic genie who can read your mind and give you all the desires of your heart, then my challenge for you is to spoil them. Make it your mission, at least once a month, to read their mind and grant their wishes. You can do it because you are YOU and you are wonderful!

Happy Valentine’s Day!