Friday, December 30, 2016


I'm hoping each one of you made it through the holidays. Holidays are both a wonderful time along with the hardest time. I wish that our lives were all as easy as a Hallmark movie but there is a little thing called reality. The holidays always bring up happy memories for me but they are shadowed by the loss of my parents and it's hard to enjoy everything about the holidays.

I was lucky enough to spend it with my husband, three daughters, oldest daughters fiancee and my three grandsons. We had lots of presents, food, fun and noise and I wouldn't want to have it any other way. I remember when our oldest first brought her now fiancee and his two boys into our family. I wondered how I was going to handle all the personalities mixing into our crazy family. And now I can't really remember life before them and I can't imagine my life without them. I always wanted a boy of my own and God blessed me with three girls...and then he gave me 4 boys how lucky am I?! Don't get me wrong I love my girls too but there's nothing like hunting down my grandsons with a Nerf gun and watching them run and squeal in delight...and maybe fear! They have changed me forever and helped fill up the voids in my heart.

2017 is around the corner, I'm not making any resolutions I never stick to them anyway. I am going to make a conscious effort to be nicer. Sometimes it's the little things that make someones day a little better like: wait a few extra seconds to hold a door open, leave a quarter in an aldi cart, just say hello to a stranger or smile at them, shovel someones sidewalk...there are tons of ways to make someones day brighter.