Mixed Emotions

As Mother’s Day approaches, I am filled with mixed emotions. Each year, I focus on the beautiful celebration of my three children. I am over the moon excited about the young adults they are becoming. They are beaming with confidence and are blessed with so many gifts. They fill my days with joy and laughter… I can’t imagine a better gift!  Yet, while my heart is filled with love, as this special day approaches, there is a small dark cloud that always lingers, leaving my emotions a bit unsettled… Continue reading “Mixed Emotions”

Sweet 16

Today is my oldest son’s 16th Birthday!  If only we could slow down the clock!  It seems like it was just yesterday that I brought home this 10 lbs, 23 inch long bundle, without a clue about being a Mom.  Now he is a young man, filled with music, sarcasm and a joy for life!  In two short years, he will be heading off to college and I have to trust that I have taught him the skills needed to be a successful and compassionate adult.  If only I could press life’s pause button…just slow time down for just a moment.  Yet, the hands keep turning and the clock keeps ticking.  Don’t wait for the perfect day….embrace life. Make each day perfect and don’t take for granted even one moment…

img_9127.jpgEven when I spend the whole day with you,

I miss you the second you leave.

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Roda

 

Our Gentle Giant…

It will be three years this October since we purchased our farm bear. She is a black bear, weighing over 120 pounds. I remember that beautiful fall day so clearly… my intent was to purchase an adorable puppy.  But instead, I came home with what appeared to be an adorable black bear cub. Yet, because of this one very special creature, our farm would never be the same…

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Spread Kindness

A weekend filled with kindness…

My Perspective…

Last Fall, Wifey and I spent the weekend in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind, we love to travel, but finding healthy and fresh meal options can be extremely difficult. Fortunately, we discovered a wonderful little farm to table restaurant, called Napolese Pizzeria. It was bustling and quaint, all at the same time. Continue reading “Spread Kindness”

Love is Love

Ten years ago today marks the beginning of forever.  Granted, at the time, I thought I was just going out to dinner and shopping with a new friend. We connected over gardening and both had a passion for irises. Funny how life threw a me curve ball!  I am amazed at how one simple evening made everything begin to fall into perspective.  Things that never made sense to me were becoming clear. Granted, this took time, but that one evening allowed me to begin my “journey of self”.  I began to blossom.  I felt comfortable and content in my own skin.  I felt a pull…a connection.  I could just Be MeContinue reading “Love is Love”

200,000 Words Daily

“Communication is to relationships what breathing is to living…”     ~Virginia Satir

My Dad often wondered if I would ever stop talking.  I have to admit, I never tire of conversation…communication…words.  When the idea of blogging came up, Wifey responded with, “I am happy to share your need to speak 200,000 words daily with the world.” At first, I was not sure how to take this.   You can only imagine the conversation that could have occurred, based on her response… 

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