I cant believe how this year has flown by! Life gets busy. There are errands to run, kids to take care of, and work to be done. Its easy to get overwhelmed, leading to anxiety and fatigue. So, I wanted to share five tips that have helped me to decompress when life gets crazy. (more…)
9 years ago this month, I had my second stroke. My how far I have come….
Relearning how to speak, eat, drink, go to the bathroom and all the other activities of daily living, makes you really appreciate the small things. And although I am still disabled, today I am thriving.
There was never any doubt in my mind that I would be an adoptive parent.
Diagnosed with a lesion in my brain at the age of 11, I have endured radiation treatments, surgeries, and suffered two devastating strokes resulting in permanent disability. Although the tumor was obliterated in 2008, and medically the doctors say I could indeed have my own children, the desire of my heart has always been adoption.
For years, God had been preparing me to raise a child that grew in my heart, not in my tummy. So when it came time for us to actually start a family, my husband and I began our homework. (more…)
More than anything, I love productivity! I love making lists and crossing things off. It gives me a sense of accomplishment, like I’m moving toward something. Progress. I love progress.
Yes, it’s important to have periods of rest. But to have the wind on your back, to see new places, to do new things! It is such a glorious feeling. No wonder Dr. Seuss’s book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” has become so popular! It’s the perfect gift to give to anyone of any age who is embarking on a new journey. Because that’s what life is. It’s a journey. An amazing and powerful journey.
You are enough. You are exactly where you are meant to be at this point in time. Never give up on the dreams that God has put on your heart. Do not be discouraged by failure, for failure is often the foundation of your success.
Here are some of the fundamental ways failure shapes us.
- Failure is a universal phenomenon. We have all failed. Maybe it was a test you took in school. Perhaps it was a project at work or a business deal that went bad. Maybe it was a relationship, or a marriage that you just couldn’t save. During these moments, it’s difficult to think about the next steps. Know that you are not alone.
For me, my path hasn’t been easy. And I would be willing to bet there are many reading this who have had their fair share of battles.
Because for most of us, our lives are like rivers. Rarely do they follow a straight path. All too often we experience fierce rapids, bends and twists, and even waterfalls.
If your path has been anything like mine, then I liken it to Niagara Falls. Perhaps you have gone over an edge so steep that you thought you could never come back from it. (more…)
I hope your new year is off to a fabulous start! For me, it’s been somewhat of a whirlwind.
Ringing in the New Year!