“Everything happens for a reason,” someone told me (more than once) and I admit, often I didn’t see it until I looked at my life in hindsight. Understanding the past, helps me move on. I hope the knowledge gained will improve the future; yet sometimes I still get stuck. My thoughts are powerful. They grab … More Because I knew you, I have changed for good
For years I’ve been half-joking that I need botox. Botox is an injection to temporarily change and improve the look of wrinkles, crow’s feet, and frown lines especially on the forehead and face. The truth is for at least ten years I’ve planned to get it on my 40th birthday. But when I looked … More My experience with Dysport (abobotulinumA)
We went to Walt Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida last November. And when I say world, I mean all of it! Every single little bit of Walt Disney World in four days. Yes, you read that right! Four days of family fun! Four days of smiles. Four days of walking, sweating, waiting in line, and eating … More Our Walt Disney World Family Fun
Dear Son, There has been silence between us for many years and it is time that I share my truth, because no time is better than the present to make a change. You’ve been angry. As you should be. You were just a kid when your parents divorced. That was not fair and definitely not … More Dear Son, remember the good!
Dear Daughter, When I opened the Bible and saw Job, I knew the judge would make you return to your mother back in 2001. I threw that book as hard as I could. That man didn’t know about the strong bond we had developed over the last 9 months. How could he decide what was … More Dear Daughter, I’ll love you forever
Sister, today is your wedding day ten years in the making. Take my words with a grain of salt, but know they come from a seasoned wife for a working marriage you won’t need much, but pick a few of these and you will be off to a good start. Making coffee or the beverage of … More 27 small things — because it’s always the small things
Dear #bonusbaby, Deep inside my heart, I knew that I didn’t want your brother to grow up without a sibling. I know what you’re thinking, “He’s not alone. He has siblings.” And you’re right; however, they are grown and have their own life. My heart ached when I saw him longing for a brother or … More Dear #bonusbaby – the “theoretical chance”
Sharing this part of my life is very difficult. This is not going to be lighthearted and I understand if you don’t want to read it, but before you click away know that I have to share it because I think I am not alone. And because I believe I am not alone, I also … More It was not easy. No. Not one bit!
After a failed vasectomy reversal, a second successful reversal, two failed frozen embryo transfers and six (in total) IVF with ICSI procedures, and three miscarriages, I was finally pregnant with my rainbow baby. My pregnancy was complicated and I received daily blood thinner injections until week 36 of pregnancy. I live 4,500 miles as the … More Why I Hid My Postpartum Anxiety
I call it “the Black Hole” because if you had asked me if I’d live in North Carolina close to 10 years, I would’ve told you, “You’re crazy!” Yes. The black hole sucked us right in. North Carolina is hot and humid most of the year. Come visit in August and you won’t need to … More Mission Accomplished