When My Heart Found Christmas

It was a cold, overcast, dreary day, much like today, when I received the call after walking home from work in the dismal dark. “You’re hired” is all I remember him saying. “Thank you,” I replied and with that information my life began changing. All the dreams of living and working in our nation’s capital had become a reality and at that moment, my dream … Continue reading When My Heart Found Christmas

The Day I Truly Began to Live

If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ve probably discovered a common theme in every post… This post is no different. — I’m posting it a day early. Do something special tomorrow, will you? It doesn’t have to be something extraordinary; truly, the best things to me are finding the extraordinary in the ordinary…  Out of the 365 days in a year, I bet almost every … Continue reading The Day I Truly Began to Live

Not Getting What We Think We Want

Specific prayers receive specific answers. Those were the words on the graphic I texted my boys this morning who have been studying hard this week (and all semester) for their midterm exams in classes including: Principles of Accounting, Microeconomics, Astronomy, Calculus I and Physics I. I remember taking courses as a freshman in the major I first chose in college as well. In fact, my … Continue reading Not Getting What We Think We Want

No Limits: A Mother’s Love

“Don’t hold them too much,” she said. “You don’t want to spoil them.” I was surprised at this mom’s advice to me as a soon-to-be mother of twins and decided it was something I just wasn’t willing to do. After all, there were two of them. My time would be split between them enough; I couldn’t help but hold them and tell them how much … Continue reading No Limits: A Mother’s Love

How to Make the Fairy Tale Marriage Come True

My dad and I had just walked to the gym to workout yesterday when I looked-up in the weight room and saw Princes Harry and William on the news retracing the steps they took as teens after their mom died 20 years ago. They reminded me of my own sons and in many ways as they were growing-up, I often thought of Princess Diana and … Continue reading How to Make the Fairy Tale Marriage Come True