Thursday, November 22, 2012


Happy Thanksgiving ya'll :)
As crazy as holidays can be with different family traditions and different family issues; holidays truly are a time to reflect and be grateful. Especailly THANKSGIVING. Even though there are some obvious difficulties in everybody's life; there is always so much to be thankful for. This year I have so much to be thankful for. This past year has been full of ups and downs and hard decisions. It's been difficult, but this journey has been such a blessing. Today, I can be thankful for the friends that God has brought into my life. I am so thankful to be at Walsh University and that I have developed the friendships with all of you. I am thankful for friends that have stuck by my side through this whole life ordeal! Welcome back into my life and I am so sorry that I pushed you away for so long. I am so grateful for my education at Walsh University. I am learning so much about myself and the kind of educator I can be. Through all of the difficult and dark experiences throughout this past year I can be grateful for lessons learned. I know the type of person that I don't want to be and I'm slowly allowing myself to mold into the independent, Christ-filled, woman that I am called to be. I am thankful for the opportunities that have been presented to me. I am grateful for the friends who have always accepted me for who I am and who haven't been afraid to show me tough love when I needed it.

God is so good. I have so much to be thankful for today.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Grieve and Celebrations

Why do bad things happen to good people? Yesterday, an amazing man was shot trying to open up his gym. A man that has shared his faith with many and who has helped countless people. Just shot; plucked off of earth and his human body in the blink of an eye. Obviously, he is with God now and sitting next to Our Father in heaven which is somewhat comforting.

5 years ago today; November 20, 2007 a beautiful daughter of God was also taken away from us:
I cannot believe it has been 5 years. Holy cow. This girl experienced life in such a way that most people never get to. She experienced the kind of love most adults don't experience. Her musical ability was way beyond average. The joy she felt and shared with everyone, always.

Why do people have to die. Anthony Wayne Public School District has experienced so many deaths from students to parents of students; Donahue; Plocek; Aldrich; Stormer; Rose; Childers; Holan; Roudebush; Greer; Gaynier; Vogtsberger; Langel; etc. For all those families that have lost someone close to them. I am truly sorry. I wish there was a way to take away the pain. Today I am thankful for the opportunity to grow through these difficult experiences. Today I remember and celebrate each of our lost loved ones' lives. <3

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 2: Marlena Sue

This girlllllll. Marlena Sue. 2nd grade best friends; been through a lot of crazy things together. Even though we aren't super close now... we've always had eachother's backs and I know that'll never change. From winter fun to summer walks; this girl is the one. The kind of friendship that is really and progressive; a give and take. The kind of friendship that didn't always need words. It always felt right. No judgement; always forgiveness. No questions; when one needed the other, nothing else mattered. So many memories; time and distance doesn't change anything. Martii Sue I miss you and I am so thankful for you in my life :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The New Me

Alright, so I haven't blogged in ages. For the few of you that have viewed my page ever... I apologize because I am going to restart the 30 picture challenge and I am determined to actually finish it! A fresh start to my life as an independent, Catholic woman!

Day 01. a picture of yourself with 10 facts.

o1. I have an amazing King.
o2. I don't open up very fast.
o3. I am so grateful to be where I am today.
o4. I will work within the DD community in the future.
o5. I want to make a positive difference in the world.
o6. I am a MaryKay Beauty Consultant.
o7. I think too much.
o8. I snort when I laugh. (and sometimes heave)
o9. Singing is my favorite.
10. I'm short.