Each step of life is a journey that you choose to walk.

Each moment of life is another line, sentence, paragraph and chapter of the book called your life.

Enjoy all that life has to offer, good friends, good food, good coffee and as always wisdom and a good laugh.


24 June 2013

Birthdays, Babies, Blessings

Yesterday was my birthday! It use to be the one time of year that was "all about me". It's not so much anymore, but it's nice to get those "Happy Birthday"'s even from random people, when they actually ask you, "How are you doing?" :-)

I was asked many times as to what I wanted for my birthday, and really, for the first time, there wasn't anything that I could ask for. My husband, Mike, took me Sunday before my birthday and let me get the next installment of my tattoo work! That was a nice gift (that was unexpected).

My daughter wanted to get me a gift and she surprised me with one. She knows how much I love pirates so she got me this ring...

...sad thing happened to that ring (already), it came apart. So now I need to find someone who can solder it back together for me.

So on my birthday, my actual birthday, I was up in North Carolina, visiting my best friend, Tina, and her family. She had just given birth to twins that Wednesday and I was so excited to just get up there and visit with her, and of course play with those precious babies.

An added gift was to see her sister, Teresa, as well, and to meet her daughter. I haven't seen her in almost 20 years. It was nice to catch up and spend time with her.

Another "SURPRISE" was that my Bestie's husband, Chris,  went out (when he didn't have to) and bought me a "birthday pie". Yup...I said it...PIE! I really wanted pie last year for my pseudo - surprise party, but we were living in the hotel at that time and as my daughter reminded me, she couldn't bake me a pie. It was a chocolate pie, and he even bought 4 candles (I assume it was one for each decade *Wink Wink*).

As I was driving up to NC I also learned that one of my dearest friends, Etta, had just returned from serving time in Afghanistan! That made my whole day! So as we were coming back from seeing Tina & Chris I met up with Etta and her family for dinner in Savannah before heading back home. 

The best gifts, I have learned, are not gifts at all, but creating memories with the people that you love and care about.


20 June 2013


To's been a while. Even for me. My intentions are there, to blog, but I haven't. No excuses (oh I have them but what's the use).

So what's new? Probably more than what I can remember. Honestly my mind has been jumbled lately with ideas, random thoughts, that I forget about almost as quickly as they come), what "needs" to be in right now, and what I'd like to do, but either don't have the energy or true desire to do, but the want to do's stay in my mind and nag at me (kind of like a gnat). It's been said that a road paved with good intentions... but let's hope that saying is incorrect.

Right now I'm at a crossroads of sorts. I want to take the next step forward to fulfill my dreams, but at the same time, I'm scared to death to make that move. I'm grateful for people who are encouraging me and helping stay accountable, but at the same time...I have a fear, deep down inside, to move forward. To expose myself and leave the raw truth out there for everyone to see is scary and very intimidating.

"What will the 'Christians' say?", "What will the unbelievers say", "What will my boss say?", "Does anyone really want to hear what I have to say?". These questions haunt my every thought.

If you are wondering what on earth I'm talking about, it's a book. One that I feel very strongly about writing. It's a book that I believe will help many, but expose me. This is defiantly new territory, and I am being stretched in every sense of the word. I'm just now beginning to understand now why author's always say "Thank You" to dear ones in their books, because this is a process...and for me...I think it's gonna be a long one filled with fear, tears and ultimately in the end...healing.

I am often astounded by those who seem to be able to put themselves out there for everyone to see. I am amazed at their courage and bravery. I just hope God knows really what he's doing, because I'm not sure at all.