Preparing For Memorial Day


As a retired Army family we truly appreciate the sacrifice of our fallen military servicemen and women.   I’m grateful we have a special day set aside once a year to remember and pay tribute to them.  I love hearing their stories on TV, seeing the beautiful waving flags that always bring a tear to my eye, and listening to the patriotic music.  I also love all the memories we’ve shared as a family on this day and celebrating the first days of Summer.  Remembering family members who have passed is also an important part, but this day is very difficult for me.

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Perhaps I’m Stronger Than I Thought

I think we all have in our minds and hearts a plan of how we want our lives to go.  I know I did.  I wanted more than anything to be married and have children.  My second goal was to become a nurse, but it wasn’t as big of a goal as becoming a mother.  I did go to nursing school and was close to being finished but during school I got married and pregnant and I quit school because I was going to be a MOTHER.  I was thrilled.

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We Want To Tell You a Story

I shared this story on my other blog but wanted to share this with you all here.  This is part of our story.  We have a very sympathetic heart when it comes to mental illness and hope to possibly help others who suffer from this awful condition.  We would love to hear your stories and the successes you’ve had in combating your illness.  With Love!

One and a half years ago I lost my 27 year old son to suicide.

My girls lost their only brother.

It was a horrific day and my worst nightmare.


I want you to know the man my son was.

What an amazing person he is.



But, more importantly I want to share his story (Our story).


The story of a beautiful person with Bi-Polar Depression….

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