There once was a girl with long red hair.
She was pretty short, and her skin was fair.

She lived a well directed, but crazy life.
She had never been anyone’s wife.

Her eyes were hazel with big, long lashes.  
When she closed those eyes… memories… in flashes.  

She was a good and true friend.  
Her love for her children had no end.

Church and music helped bring her through things.
But the support of loved ones gave her wings.  

She flew high above all the strife below.
Waiting for her time to move forward and glow.



Waiting for the joy to return.
Waiting for the fun. 
Waiting as a child waits for a holiday. 

Wanting normalcy.  
Wanting money. 
Wanting direction. 

Remembering the not so bad times. 
Remembering to eat. 
Remembering to let go. 
Remembering to thank God. 

My 40 Blogs of Lent Challenge/40th Blog!

IMG_8480I can’t believe I did it! I set a goal for myself and I actually stuck it out till the end. Even though it was really difficult … I was super busy, sick, injured and enduring unforeseen expenses – I still managed to live my life, stay positive, go to work, go to family events AND blog about it all the while. Wheew! What a relief, I have a sense of accomplishment, but the perfectionist side of me had much more grandiose visions of tremendously introspective blog entries where I solved many of my life’s mysteries…. oh well, tis life I guess.

It’s been great – No one really read them (I admit, I checked my stats) but that’s okay – that’s not why I did it. Hopefully, I know myself a little better; and I definitely know I CAN do things I set my mind to … despite life’s road blocks.

I love you Lord. Thanks for being present in my Lenten journey, I couldn’t have made it without you. Amen

My 40 Blogs of Lent Challenge, 40 blogs done – Challenge COMPLETE!

Coffee = the joy of a new day

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I’m addicted to coffee! I’ve been addicted to it since my son was about 3 months old and I had to walk in the cold in Cincinnati from the Ronald McDonald House to the Hospital. I would walk with my nice warm, creamy, comforting coffee in one hand and my mace in the other (a girl can never be too careful) In the late 90’s someone introduced me to Coffee Mate French Vanilla Creamer – then I was hooked on that too. Now I use the fat free version and if I don’t have my exact favorite wonderful coffee in the morning well… then… I kinda tend to feel like the whole world is against me… I mean, why in this modern world can a girl not have the coffee she loves :-) I know, I’m a silly goose – but you’ll have that :-) Oh! and the mug in my pictures is my FAVORITE! My A.J. and My Aria are so cute and happy in this picture.

My 40 Blogs of Lent Challenge, 39 down, 1 to go

Eggcited about Easter

I made both of my kids little Easter Cards. And we had a family egg decorating night before Maundy Thursday Church. Lent is such an emotional time for me – it has been most of my adult life. It is even more so this Lent due to A) my blogging challenge, and B) all the sickness, pain and extra expenses we have endured …. NEW MONTH! SPRING!! NEW LIFE!! NEW LUCK!!! That’s what I’m screamin’ anyways.

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40 Blogs of Lent, 38 done, 2 to go