I recently re-read the book, The Alchemist by author, Paulo Coelho. I try to read it every few years. He was on to something when he wrote "every blessing ignored, becomes a curse." See, God puts people, as well as obstacles, and even tragedies, in our path with great purpose. Sometimes bad things have to… Continue reading Finding the Magic in Unanswered Prayers
Fighting for the needs of my children while battling depression and anxiety is the hardest thing I have ever done. It is a perpetual roller coaster of emotions without any sense of stability or predictability at all. The courage needed to fix it and the consistent work that is required to make lasting change is now part of my daily life. This ongoing battle is relentless in its persistence. That’s ok though because I am too!
Without the magic of it all, what is the point of it all? Think about it. What would be missing from a world without the mystery and the magic? Well let's think; Santa, Rudolf, Frosty, The Little Drummer Boy, cookies and carrots and presents AND family gatherings... The Easter Bunny, egg hunts, baskets filled with… Continue reading Magic Matters-There’s No Denying It
This can be easier said than done. Does that mean we shouldn't still strive to achieve? Of course not! Life is not supposed to be easy. It is meant to challenge us and teach us every step of the way. We can't learn the lessons intended for us if we are not present. So just… Continue reading The Best is Yet to Come
We are so collectively distracted by getting and going, and having, and showing that we are not present enough to witness each other as we are learning, and loving, and growing.
Dear Stephen and Joseph, Your third and first grade school year is coming to an end. There is a little bit more than usual going on right now, as there usually is this time of the year. We have ice cream parties and field day mixed in with birthday celebrations and spring concerts. Then there… Continue reading Finding Magic-Life Lesson One: Perception is Reality
I talk about this day so often. He was TWO YEARS OLD! He is legally blind. They said he would struggle to read, write, run....hell-they said he'd struggle to do tons of things. Steve and I nodded our heads and ignored their opinions about our sons' supposed limitations. We promised each other our boys would… Continue reading Prove Them Wrong