The Best Christmas Present Ever

The Best Christmas Present Ever

The white lights twinkled on the tree, Christmas carols played softly in the back ground, and my mom bustled in the kitchen pouring eggnog and plating cookies. The stage was set for a most memorable Christmas Eve, and I could hardly contain my excitement as I prepared...
The Secret’s in the Cake

The Secret’s in the Cake

“Vinegar and Cocoa,” Bitter and sweet, “and cafe.” “Ahh, yes, coffee makes everything better,” I declared, priming Selena for her secret chocolate cake recipe,” we can be coffee loving sisters together.” “I owned...
Boys Will Be Boys, but… (Peru: Day 3)

Boys Will Be Boys, but… (Peru: Day 3)

He knew I was watching him. That cute, little rascal. It started as a quick pinch to the kid sitting next to him, and oh, how his eyes danced as our eyes locked. That pinch became a full fledged body push under the table ( yes, head and all), and then it culminated...
Writing Life Stories Through the Scars (Peru)

Writing Life Stories Through the Scars (Peru)

(Read the rest of my posts about my life changing trip to Peru here) After tiresome hours of exhausting labor, I vividly remember my first moments with our eldest son.  I close my eyes and am instantly transported to his every quirk;  hearty squalls giving birth to...
I am Heading to Peru with Compassion International

I am Heading to Peru with Compassion International

In one week, I will be packing my bags for a journey that will surely change my life. As many of you know, three years ago, I had the privileged of heading to South America to bring my precious nephew with Down’s Syndrome home to his forever family. It was a...

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