Celebrating his life in Haiti

I traveled to Haiti last week and even though it was my third trip I was overwhelmed with an array of emotions as if it was my first time.  I have had the opportunity to travel to Haiti twice on mission trips in June 2007, June 2010 and then this time which was the same…

It has been 22 months!!

I went to bed last feeling heavy-hearted and even after praying and having a good night sleep I woke up feeling the same way.  Then I realized today is the 13th.  Today marks 22 months since my love went to his heavenly home.  The thirteenth of the month does not always hit me like a…

We have more than survived…

Well the kids and I have officially survived another school year.  More than survived really.  I mean life for the most part seems more “normal.”  I have settled in to the fact that I am a single Mom raising my two kids without their father.  Do I like it,  NOT really!!  I still miss just…

Mother’s Day, what a difference a year makes

As we recently celebrated Mother’s Day I could not help but think about what a difference a year makes.  Last Mother’s Day I was actually at Disney World with my kids which I thought would be a great place to getaway and celebrate life and motherhood.  It was truly magical and we over all had…

On the mountaintop…

Maybe you’ve heard it said, I am living on top of the mountain.  Or that was a mountaintop experience!  I can say that I feel like a big part of my life has been experienced on the mountaintop and I then at times I have lived in the valley.  I truly have been blessed by…

God is good to me

Well I have officially survived 19 months walking in these new shoes on what has been described as a marathon journey through widowhood.  Not sure what mile marker I am at by now but some days I feel like my heart and emotions are rounding the corner to the finish line and then other days…

LOVE was, LOVE is…

I have to admit that this week leading up to Valentines Day has been a bit difficult!  I once heard it said that Valentines is just “Single Awareness Day”  I could not relate then but have to admit I felt a little sorry for those who did not have “someone.”  SO here I am very…

Sweet Bethany turns 5!!!

As I celebrate my precious girls life today I reflect how she came into our hearts and lives 5 years ago!!!  I must first back track a bit to the summer of 2007 and while on a mission trip to Haiti God planted a seed in my heart to adopt a baby of color.  Todd…

HIS presence is ENOUGH!!!

As I have been studying Genesis in BSF this past several months so much of it has been a great encouragement and a constant reminder of Gods provision.  I am reminded that just as He provided for Abraham and was faithful to His word and promises, He is the same loving, promise keeping God to…

Quality not Quantity

I don’t know about you but as a parent I am continually feeling guilty that I don’t spend enough time with my kids.  YES I am with them everyday, cooking for them,  getting them to and from school, different activities and sports so yes there is time spent and conversation to be had, we even…