Day #6 – 30 Days of Thankfulness

Today I am thankful that I am an American.  I am thankful that I have the opportunity to vote, especially because I am a woman.  There are many countries today that unfortunately still view women as less than men and do not have the freedoms that are afforded to us here in America.  We are […]

Day #5 – 30 Days of Thankfulness

Today I am thankful for my dad.  He is a strong man and a hard worker and I have learned many valuable lessons from him.  As a child, I always thought he was strict and very demanding.  As an adult, I can look back and see why he did the things that he did and […]

Day #4 – 30 Days of Thankfulness

Today I am thankful for my mother.  I am truly blessed to call her “mom.”  She has always been a rock in my life; even when I didn’t recognize it!  She has always been an excellent example of what a mother should be and I hope that I can follow in her footsteps with my […]

Day #3 – 30 Days of Thankfulness

Today, I am thankful for the two wonderful children that God has blessed me with.  I could not even begin to imagine my life without them! Jacob William was born on November 29, 1998.  (And yes, in case you noticed, this was our first anniversary!)  He was born at 6:24 pm and had a lot […]

Day #2 – 30 Days of Thankfulness

When I walked into Barnett Bank on Bee Ridge Road  in Sarasota, Florida to start my first day of a new job, I didn’t know that I would also be meeting my husband.  I was born in Sarasota, Florida in 1975, but my family moved shortly after I was born to Dallas, Texas.  I spent […]

Day #1 – 30 Days of Thankfulness

As I sat down to write this today, I was overwhelmed by all of the things that I am thankful for.  Picking just one is not an easy task, but as I still have 29 more posts to go, I guess I have a lot of material!  So, for today, I am thankful for my […]

Tithing Etiquette

I have been attending church for most of my life and during that time I have of course tithed (well, not always,but I do try!).  I have filled out that little envelope, marked where I wanted my money to go and dropped in the offering bucket as it came by.  I never once thought about […]

Tough Lesson Learned

It was the spring of 2003.  Our life was pretty much perfect in our eyes.  We had two healthy boys and a beautiful home.  We both had good jobs and were able to buy pretty much anything we needed or wanted.  In March, we decided to sell our home because we wanted to move a […]

Sweet Memory

Isn’t it amazing that hearing a specific song can bring on such vivid memories? I was listening to my iPod today as I was getting ready and the song Make Me Lose Control by Eric Carmen came on. I was immediately transported back in time… It was the summer of 1988 and I was at […]

He Remembers Her…

My husband’s Grandma Katie passed away on April 25, 2011.  He was asked to speak at her funeral and this is what he wrote.  I thought it was so sweet, that I just had to share! I remember the times when I could walk to her home and visit with her at any time. I […]