au na·tu·rel adjective \ˌō-ˌna-tə-ˈrel, –ˌna-chə-\ : in a natural state : without anything added (like my pic on […]
This was the eulogy I gave at my father’s funeral. After writing the blog post about his death, I frantically searched for the sweet journal I penned these words in just after he died. I sat on the closed crooked toilet in my bathroom and wrote desperately to get the words on paper.
This was the result.
I had that bump for-ev-er. I had it for as long as I could remember. It wasn’t that BIG…but it had always been with me. In fact, it became a kind of “party favor” – a way to shock people at gatherings.
When my dad was diagnosed with leukemia I was very young. I was 24 years old, counting down to […]
During this month of thankfulness, I am striving to serve those I love more than before. And I am working on serving without complaint. To choose a life of joy is to choose to serve those we love even when it’s hard. Even when they don’t deserve it. Even when we are tired. Even when we feel defeated. Because giving to others makes us less concerned about ourselves.
If you really knew me you would be able to pull away my skin, peek around my ribs, and measure the beat of my heart. You would find that pumping out is deep red passion for loving, helping, inspiring and motivating kids.
During my diet cycles, my regular mantra was, “I’ll start on Monday.” That meant I could continue to […]
Since my first post about my family’s new lifestyle, I have had countless people ask how in the […]
Last December I was in a bad place. I weighed over 230 pounds and I had tried everything. […]