Inside Out Challenge – Day 5

The boy you swore you’d never leave Ah yes, the boy I swore I'd never leave...that was 43 years ago! I met D when I was 9 years old. He was my first "love". What an innocent time! I lived in Texas and he lived down the road from my best friend. I was always... Continue Reading →

Planning For A Stressless Season

Well here we are...fall and I love the fall weather! However, fall also signifies the start of the holiday season; a season that brings about much stress and overwhelm. I use to love the holiday season. I enjoyed buying things for friends and family, getting together for large family dinners, attending parties, etc., but not... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to a Friend

My Dear Friend, It seems that life has been harsh these past few months and it has taken a toll on you. I am truly saddened and heart-broken for what you are going through. Though I do not know the circumstances that brought you to this place or what the future holds, I just want... Continue Reading →

Light the Way

I have been invited to share my testimony with a local Celebrate Recovery group and I am honored yet, a little fearful. It has been so long since I have shared my story in front of a group and of course, all those little voices started dancing in my head. "You're not good enough, what makes... Continue Reading →

Courage to Change Award

Over the past month, I have been nominated for various blogging awards by my fellow bloggers and I have been truly blessed and humbled by them. To me, it means that people are reading and relating to my stories and find them interesting or encouraging enough to acknowledge me. How can I not be honored?... Continue Reading →

The Love/Hate Blogger Challenge

I want to thank Tessa of Advocate for Invisible Illness! for nominating me for the Love/Hate Blogger Challenge. I am so blessed to get to know my fellow bloggers more in such a fun way. Here are the rules:   List 10 things you love: My Lord and Savior My children and my grandchild! They... Continue Reading →

Are You Ready for a Challenge?

Insignificant. Alone. Broken. Abandoned. Insecure. Afraid. Worthless. Crazy. Pathetic. Ugly. Unlovable. Stupid... These words, along with countless others, are how I use to feel about myself. They screamed in my head and lived in my heart. I believed them with every ounce of my being. It seemed that if I already believed these things then... Continue Reading →

Dragon Loyalty Award

This is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly.  I am truly honored and humbled to receive 2 nominations from Freedom at Falling in LOVE with Freedom and Chelise at Caterpillar to Butterfly, and for their continuous contributions to my site via reading and commenting. Their encouragement and... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Who I Am…(Part 2)

The process of learning about myself, dealing with past hurts, forgiving others and accepting forgiveness, has been a long and sometimes hard road. There were many tears upon this journey and much stumbling. However, I had a choice: stay in the sickness, pain, chaos and ugliness or learn, grow and change. I obviously chose the... Continue Reading →

The Ugliness of Who I Was…(Part 2)

Before I get into part 2 of this story, I want to thank everyone that read part 1! Your comments, support and encouragement mean the world to me! They inspire me to keep moving forward; learning and growing each step of the way. So Thank You, Thank You! With that said, please know that, no,... Continue Reading →

Regaining Perspective

I love my friends and really don't know where I would be today without them. However, sometimes I just wish I could hide from them all. When I sit back and think about it, and I certainly have the past two days, I realize that what I think is a problem with them is really... Continue Reading →

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