Well, we are more than halfway through the Month of LOVE Guest Blogger Series and the stories we have read thus far have been emotionally moving and spiritually inspiring. And that is all because folks have been brave enough to share their inner most feelings about a topic that is more than red hearts and romance novels. LOVE is indeed beautiful, refreshing, exciting, and tender but it is also at times challenging and gut wrenching. Today’s Guest Blogger Post #16 is from a Snapchat friend called Wundersnapper! This story is RAW! It is also written in a unique style, almost stream of consciousness. It might not be for everyone to read as the author says, so you have been forewarned. But in spite of the loss and pain in this story, there is hope. And that hope lies in the most precious beings, Wundersnapper’s children.
Today’s Guest Blogger is from the great state of Idaho. A fabulous lady I met though Snapchat, this effervescent, funny and smart lady is a fav for many of us. As entertaining and upbeat as Christy is, unless you know her story, you might not imagine her having a bad day. But when you read this beautifully written LOVE story you’ll see what’s the secret to that spark of joy in her stunning eyes! Continue reading
Today is the 34th anniversary of my dad’s death. He passed away four days after his 46th birthday. This year his birthday fell on the same day as my Woman Crush Wednesday episode. I had planned to do a little Firefighter Fieldtrip as I do each year to honor his birthday. However, my cooking tutorial took a bit longer and the museum I wanted to visit had already closed. So I went out and about in London yesterday and saw a few cool sights that helped me feel that much closer to my dearly missed father.
Last year I shared a very brief Christmas wish here on the blog. In 2015 I shared a bit more, even a lovely Christmas video Hubby once made. So I couldn’t let this day pass without coming on and sending you my best wishes for a wonderful day! Continue reading
October 19th. I’ve talked about this day with you all before. It is my mom’s birthday. I poured my heart out in a post called A Moment of Silence the first year of this blog. And last year on this day I shared a totally different scenario. I was asked to speak at the NWED (National Women’s Enterprise Day) in County Galway, Ireland. So how to recognize her birthday this year, when we still don’t know after 27 years whether my mom is dead or alive? Keep Calm AND Silent Please? Continue reading
Sharing my post from last year, well, because it felt apropos:
Father’s Day, like Mother’s Day and indeed Valentine’s Day (the made up card company holidays) are always received with mixed emotions. Some people love them and embrace them. Others have gone so far as to share on their social media that they literally HATE them! They say it is only a reminder that they don’t have a mom, dad or lover. Or maybe they do have them but aren’t happy with the ones they got. Continue reading
It is no secret that I love to travel. But what is a secret is that soon I will be going to my favorite city in the world, Washington DC! I didn’t actually go for the first time until I was 26 years old. This was 1990 and I remember that I fell in love instantly. I was also a bit guilty I hadn’t gone sooner. In fact I recall thinking that it was a place every American citizen should visit at least once in their lives. Continue reading