New experiences

*Thanks to my friend Debra Dickey for serving as today's guest contributor.*If it hadn’t been for my kids, little people in my life, and even my pets, I would have missed out on an incredible amount of remarkable experiences in my life!  If you recall my previous posts, I have already mentioned that I am... Continue Reading →

Mama DID

My mom had a rough go of it growing up. I won't share details, because they are my mom's to share, but trust me. Despite the circumstances of her childhood, my mom chose to have four daughters, all of us about two years apart. When she found herself a single mom with four children under... Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day to me!

*Thanks to my friend Betty Gail Jones for sharing today's post. Happy Mother's Day, BG!* This is part of a note from my youngest daughter left in my Mother’s Day gift, a book, two years ago. She and her family were wrapping up plans for a move overseas at the time. It had been several... Continue Reading →

Perfectly enough

   *Thanks to my friend Marti for sharing her thoughts on Mother's Day this year!* This Mother's Day will be new for me; you see, my mother died in January of this year.  Last year for Mother's Day I planned a special day – something she really enjoyed. This is a product of the program... Continue Reading →

Mission & commission

*Thanks to Debra Dickey-Liang for sharing her thoughts on motherhood, and happy early Mother's Day, Debra!*My commission in this life is to be an advocate and a caretaker, e.g., a peacemaker.  I know this with every fiber of my being.  It is an inherent part of me.  It is the way I perceive things; it’s... Continue Reading →

Godmothers

*Thank you, Henry Petty, for serving as today's guest contributor!" My Godmother, Dr. Estrella Aesjo, had a major influence on me and my cousin (her daughter).  She is a pediatrician in Southern California, but she exhibited such warmth and kindness that it resonated in my being.  Like myself, she is also Filipino.  I guess us Filipinos are made... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day every day

*Thank you, Stacie deKlerk, for serving as today's guest contributor and for sharing your gratitude for your mother with us!* I am grateful for all the things my Mom does day in, day out, year after year to make my life easier, better, and more sane. I’m sorry that I don’t always fully appreciate her... Continue Reading →

Day 28–The best he could

I'm very thankful to the guest writers who participated in the "28 days of love" project this month. It's been inspiring to read about the various ways love and gratitude coincide in so many very different people's lives. I had guest writers lined up every day, but a few people weren't able to write their... Continue Reading →

Day 22–Ur-ine love

*Thanks to my college buddy, Shannon Dickerson, for writing today's post as part of the 28 days of love project. Check out her personal blog as well.* Today I had an appointment with the carpet cleaning people.  I came home from school and waited patiently on the representative to come in and provide an estimate... Continue Reading →

Day 6–Plenty of love

*Special thanks to my friend and sister-in-law Jenny Wallace for sharing her thoughts today as part of our "28 days of love" project.* When I look at my life and the things that are important to me, my children stand out the most. I grew up in a wonderful family...great parents, a pain in the... Continue Reading →

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