Would You Live your Life Over Again?

January 6, 2015 at 4:36 am (Creative Non- Fiction, Memoir, Single Parent, Survivor, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

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Someone once asked me if I could live my life over again would I.

I answered him yes I would.He was surprised at my answer because he had known me for several years. He knew of the many struggles I have had in my life. I also reminded my dear friend that I have had God watching over me and I trust in Him. I remember he told me I was a brave person because if I had lived my life over, my husband and son would still be here. I told my friend God has walked me through some of the darkest days of my life and He would stand beside me again and again . I appreciate the question though. Many people cannot believe I live with such a strong belief in God, after loosing my son in a tragic car accident in 2007, I chose to trust God not become bitter and angry at him.

Being a survivor has its struggles. I miss the bright spot in my life. Levi was the best gift god could have given to me. I am proud of the fine young man he had become. I also feel blessed to have been a wife and mother even if for a little while. My life had changed in a moment, but by the love and support of my family and friends, I living my life to the fullest. I did not know then I would become a writer, or a published author. I write because I enjoy sharing with you the many happy memories I had with my young family. My life has forever changed, but for the better. I know I will see my husband and son again soon. I live each day with thankfulness in my heart. There is so much beauty around us from falling snow to listening to the children as they sled down the hill again. I love hearing the families as they are walking the dog (or the dog pulling the kids in the sled).

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball you didn’t see coming. I heard it said you can’t change your circumstances but you can change your attitude in your circumstances. What a true statement. I look forward to a wonderful 2015. I thank you so much for your support and visiting my blog.


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Putting Things in Perspective

April 2, 2013 at 11:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )






Lastweek, I was helping my

cousin and her husband with some cleaning as they are getting the house ready to put on the market. my aunt had sold her house and is moving in with my cousin and her husband. They have a beautiful log house on a hill on five acres. (I would love to set in the mornings and watch the deer eat while I had a cup of coffee). What I would not miss the is the continual up keep of the house.

While I was taking a break, my cousin’s husband and I began chatting…. He brought up an interesting point of view. R remarked that so many people wished they had done this or regretted they did not accomplish that. He said why can’t people just be satisfied with where they are today? I was thinking about what R had said and can relate to his comment. How many times have we caught ourselves wishing I would have or only if… would we really had been any happier than we are now?

Sometimes I find myself pondering how my life would have turned out had I not married my husband so many years ago. Had I decided to be career minded instead of choosing marriage and mother hood I would have missed out on some of the best and worst times of my life. My late husband had complications from diabetes; It was hard to watch his health decline. My husband died just 6 short years after we were married. I was left to raise my young son alone. Single parenthood presented many challenges and difficulties My son Levi and I survived them all. I raised him from childhood through his teens. I am proud of the fine young man Levi had become. I can truly say I have had my dreams fulfilled. I had always desired to be a wife and mother, even though my life had taken a different direction than I had planned. I never thought I would have lost both my husband and my beloved son. I am healing more everyday and have the love and support of family and friends. I would not trade the hardships and difficulties I endured in my life I am a stronger person for them.

The next time you find yourself playing the what if game, just remember how much you have to be thankful for. You may not have the nicest house on the block, drive the sportest car or have the grand vacations every year, but I bet you have so much you can say thank you to God for and I am living my dreams. Sometimes all we need is a praise adjustment.

I am blessed to have so many wonderful memories of both my husband and son to write about. As I keep writing I am remembering things I have long forgotten. I write to keep their memories alive. I started out my writing career journaling- I kept a journal writing down everything that transpired to bring me peace and strength. I refer to my journal to bring inspiration to my stories I share. This has been a long painful journey I have been on, but I would not trade any experience for anything. I am happy  where I am today. Are you?

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Author Question “Why Did You Write Your story?”

January 31, 2013 at 10:55 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )










I have been asked why did I decide

to write my first book “Healing in the storms.” Sometimes our lives are forever changed in the blink of an eye. When we marry, we envision a life growing old with our spouse, we imagine our lives retired and maybe traveling and enjoying our grandchildren. I do not live my life with what if.. or I wish.. I continue to live my life everyday looking forward to the good things God still has for my life. 

 What happens when a young woman finds herself raising her child alone after 6 short years of wedded bliss to her husband the love of her life? What happens when th son she bravely and tenderly raised is lost to a tragic car accident just 17 years later?



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The Rumor Mill

March 13, 2012 at 3:21 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I don’t know why but in almost every job, you run across the old rumor mill. The funny thing about it is this,most of the time, the person starting the rumor probably does not know the full details and then gets everyone angry at the boss. There were some changes at my job with the new supervisor of my department. I think most of the employees reverted back to kindergarten this past week. I have never seen more griping in my life. There will be more changes in store at a moments notice I am sure. God did a miracle today. two care givers were mad at me. I dreaded going to work. I was actually sick to my stomach this morning. Well, in my prayer time this morning I brought the problem before the Lord and asked Him to help me. The two care givers were really nice to me(plus if they needed anything from the kitchen I am now the only one that can get it for them) But they were cordial to me. I am grateful to have had a good day. I have learned to try and ignore rumors.


A couple days ago, I took my aunts out to lunch for a birthday. It was a nice time to get to play catch up as one of my aunts is moving soon. On the way home, I stopped by the cable company to pay my bill. One of the ladies I know asked if I had brought her a book. I told her she could get one at Hastings and Barnes and Noble. She went out and bought her copy. She called me later that day to ask if iwould sign the book for her. When I got there, she informed me another cashier wanted a signed copy of my book also. My day got better. The next morning I went to work. One coworker told me she has to wait to get my book from Hastings book store and Barnes and Noble book store because they are all sold out and ordered more copies. God is awesome. I really needed a way to get out of this funk Ihave been in. This did it. When you are an author, you really don’t know if people liked the book or not. I am glad my book is getting into the hands of readers who need uplifted. Some of my book talks about my husband who died from diabetes and my son Levi who died in 2007 in a car accident. Some days are more of a challenge than otheres. Your grief comes in waves of intensity. I cry more days than others. I have been blessed with the best gift I could have ever received from God  even if for a little while.


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