Don’t Give Up!

                I’m a sucker for sappy movies – inspiring, true stories – the more they make me cry the better.  Now you know how I spent most of my weekend.  I am in awe of how people persevere through adversity.  Some deal...

In the Valley

Any of my family, friends or followers know that I LOVE stories.  Give me a good book or movie and I’m in hog heaven.  I rate a good story on a “box” rating versus a star rating.  One box of tissues per star.  So, if I give a story a “5 box” rating, you know it’s...

Feeling the Loss

This past week, to put it bluntly, has been a heavy emotional toll for me.  I have suffered a loss not once, but three times.  First, my father-in-law (my “dad” when my own passed) went home to Glory surrounded by our large family.  We cried, laughed and reminisced to...

Remembering Katrina

    Do you remember what you were doing this week in 2005?  I hadn’t until someone reminded me that it was the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast  early in the morning on August 29, 2005. When the storm made landfall, it had a Category 3...

Scars Seen and Unseen

I’ve had my share of surgeries during my lifetime, especially this year.  I have the scars to prove it.  Healing does come over time, physical scars do heal, diminish in size and visibility, and eventually you are back to normal, at least physically.  This week,...