Sunday, January 20, 2013

Find Your Wings

When our oldest daughter graduated from university this past August, it was such a bittersweet moment for me.  Despite being the beautiful, smart, hard-working and determined young woman that she is, so ready to take on the world, I realized that I was not ready to let her go.

Graduation is a way of celebrating the past while preparing for the future.  It marks the end of one chapter in our lives and the beginning of another.

Celebrating beginnings and ends, allows us to acknowledge our accomplishments while clearing the path to new accomplishments and challenges.

As she returns home, without us, to begin her life on her own, the fear of losing her begins to resurface. However, I know that I must let go in order for her to grow.  So to my wonderful daughter:
                                        I pray that God will fill your heart with dreams
                                        And faith gives you the courage 
                                        To dare to do great things
                                        I'm here for you whatever this life brings
                                        So let my love give you roots 
                                        And help you find your wings.

                                        It's not living if you don't reach for the sky
                                        I'll have tears as you take off
                                        But I'll cheer as you fly.

Monday, June 4, 2012


A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that day was more questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to the elementary school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and lightning. The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home form school and she herself feared that the electrical storm might harm her child.

Following the roar of thunder, lightning, like a flaming sword, would cut through the sky. Full of concern, the mother quickly got into her car and drove along the route to her child's school. As she did so, she saw her little girl walking along, but at each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up and smile. Another and another were to follow quickly and with each the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile.

When the mother's car drove up beside the child she lowered the window and called to her.

"What are you doing? Why do you keep stopping?"

The child answered, "I am trying to look pretty, God keeps taking my picture."

May God bless you today as face the storms that come your way.

Author Unknown

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to My Wonderful Mother

Thank you Mummy,

for teaching me to find the courage and strength
to dance to my own brand of music.

for showing me that each and everyone of us are a miracle of God

each destined to leave our own unique footprints in this journey called life.

for encouraging me to see the invisible
in order to do the impossible

for always loving me unconditionally,
even when I least deserved it.

for showing me daily the value of family and friendship, loyalty and love

for believing in me when I no longer believed in myself

for all the examples of how to be a mother, body and soul.

for all the sacrifices, heartache, loneliness, tears, and frustrations
that you so selflessly endured since the day I was born,
the day you decided to forever have your heart leave your body

I say thank-you,
and hope that you know, you are all that I have ever wanted to be.

3 8 1 ~ I love you.

Adapted from poem written by Dorrette Hogan

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fajitas Anyone???

I made these last week and as usual they were a hit with my family.  I served steak and chicken so everyone can have their choice of meat.

Such an easy weeknight meal.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Vanilla Coffee Sugar Scrub

Spring is finally here!  So it's time to get your skin ready as summer is not too far behind.

One of the best things you can do to have sexy summer skin is exfoliate and I have the perfect body scrub using all natural ingredients found right in your kitchen.