Paying Our Respects | Honoring Our Fallen Officers

Last week our city lost another officer in the line of duty.  Feels like this has been happening more frequently these past few years, and my heart breaks every time.  These men and women put their lives on the line every day to protect our city, and all too often they don’t get the thanks […]

Remembering 9/11

I don’t want to let the day go by without making time to remember those who were lost on that tragic day, 9/11/01, and for those who’ve lost their lives in the following years fighting overseas. I continue to pray for our nation as we face the days ahead…

Nearly 18 Months Later and Still Crying

While blogging, I often turn on some music as background noise for me.  Shortly after my dad passed away I put a few of the songs that were played at his service on my playlist… I don’t know why I thought this was a good idea, but they are beautiful songs and they remind me […]

Another goodbye- Until we meet again Grampa Bill

On Sunday we lost another amazing man in our life, Grampa Bill/Gramps.  You’ll never meet a man as generous as him. In Luke 12:48 it says: “…For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required…”   God gave Bill so much, and Bill gave just as much to others in return.  Bill (and […]

1 year

It’s been one year to the day that my dad died, one year to the day that I got that phone call. It was a complete shock and came out of nowhere, and it has been a roller coaster ride since.  The grieving process is a funny thing.  I’ve always heard there are steps, though […]

Happy Birthday Dad, on your first birthday in Heaven…

Today is a rough day, another first of many…  Today my dad would be celebrating his 52nd birthday with us.  Instead, just shy of 5 months since his unexpected death, we will be “celebrating” without him.  Our family has planned to spend some time together today, remembering my dad, having dinner at his favorite restaurant […]


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