August 1, 2020

Quarantine was a unique adventure. The first month I stayed home from work, church and going out in public at all. The first time I went out in public was to go to my parents house for Mother's Day. It felt so good to get out of the house after a month and a half. I di...

April 7, 2020

After feeling down and a bit discombobulated during the first week I decided it was time for a plan. This was going to be my new normal for a while and I needed to make the most of it. On a normal weekday, I am up at 5 am. Jon and I usually leave the house around 7 am...

January 20, 2020

In the quiet (and not so quiet) moments of life, I often forget to stop. Just stop. Stop thinking. Stop doing. Stop making lists and plans. Sometimes I just need to stop, be quiet, maybe say a prayer or nothing at all. I need to get better at stopping. In my life as in...

September 23, 2019

My life has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster for the past four months. I have been feeling for a while that my life needed some changes. The biggest change that needed to happen was that of my job. I was frustrated, bored, and not getting anywhere. I kept look...

June 29, 2019

Confession: I love makeup. I always have. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved playing with it. I loved how it made me feel like a grown-up as a kid. I can remember being a little girl and sitting in the bathroom every morning watching my older sister get ready fo...

November 9, 2018

I love my birthday. I'm proud to get to another birthday each year. For all the insecurities and struggles I face every other day my birthday is the one day I wake up with that "Heck Yeah!" attitude. I feel powerful and accomplished that I have yet again conquered anot...

October 9, 2018

As many of you know my dad survived two massive heart attacks last week. He had to have 3 stents put into two major arteries that were blocked in his heart. It was scary and unsettling to say the least. In my life I have always been the patient. I am the one with all t...

September 1, 2018

Hello Friends! Happy September! I hope you all had a great summer! Mine was busy and seemed to fly by. It definitely ended too quickly. My husband and I have had a few "inconveniences" this summer. Let me tell you about a couple of the bigger ones and share a little ab...

May 21, 2018

 I am behind on my blogging so please forgive me. 

On April 28, 2018, I volunteered at the 10th annual Dylan’s Dragon Walk. It is a remembrance walk to honor children who have passed away due to a congenital heart defect. It is hosted by Help-a-Heart the non-profit...

April 26, 2018

This past weekend I was invited to participate in the 1st annual Congenital Heart and Arrhythmia Symposium at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. I was invited as an attendee, a vendor for my book, and a speaker during the support group session. I was excited and nerv...

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