May 27, 2016 · 9:08 PM
Memorial Day is reserved for those who can’t return a smile or a salute, not to mention the families and friends who have been left behind. We honor those American men and women who died during combat.
Freedom is NOT free.
All gave some … Some gave all.
May 18, 2016 · 11:12 PM
Such an honor and a privilege to be invited to this awesome, fun group of ladies!
A few months ago, I met Janice Bigras at one of my book signings. As soon as she read my book, she contacted me. Little did I know, she was a coordinator of a wonderful book club in Katy.
It was a pure delight to be surrounded by fans who had read my story and were so engaging. They listened to every word and asked thought-provoking questions. They thanked me for being brave (imagine that) and for sharing my story, inspiring others.
This journey is a dream come true. What is my story about? It depicts a girl’s refusal to be defined by her environment as she seeks inner healing from the brokenness that we are all looking for. I believe you too will be touched and inspired. Remember your yesterday does not have to define your tomorrow. I am living proof of that.
Make sure you order your copy today on Amazon or any of your favorite online bookstores. I’m told they also make excellent gifts.
May 6, 2016 · 9:38 PM
Becoming a Mom is watching your heart walk outside your body.
As I reflect on Mother’s Day, I am thinking about the mothers in my own family. Some of us had nurturing in our DNA; some of us never got the memo. Some of us got it down pat; some of us continue to learn by trial and error. None of us are perfect or have it all together. But no matter what, our bloodline flows strong, and our hearts beat true. Children are a blessing. I believe as we look upon our children, young and old, the beating of our hearts never ceases to flutter. Some of us ease into our roles, and some of us, not so much. No one ever gave me a manual on Motherhood, and even if they did, the writer most likely didn’t have children of their own. Why? Because we learn by experience, and we learn by trial and error.
As I gaze upon the eyes of each Mother represented here, I see the sadness of some unanswered prayers, worries about tomorrow, regrets of yesteryear, and the fear of failure. But I also see love, joy, perseverance, tenderness, belonging, pride, and hope for the future — a better tomorrow.
One thing my mother always said and it is worth repeating: You can have ten fathers but only one mother.
Mothers, stand in the gap for your children. No matter what, never give up on them. And in our twilight years, may our children never give up on us.
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