This morning I was thinking about the fact that in January, our daughter Jorjia achieved 4 years clean and sober. So, about 5 years ago, she was in active addiction and homeless. I was in awe thinking of the changes that have happened in those 5 years. Honestly, 5 years ago I couldn’t hand her … More 5 Years of Changes
Today is Jorjia’s 4th anniversary for her sobriety. It’s kind of like it is her re-birthday. Her new life of sobriety started 4 years ago today. ￼ I remember celebrating the daily, weekly and monthly victories; as she began this walk. 100 days which then led into 6 months, and finally that 1st year clean … More Happy 4th Re-Birthday!
Tears burning behind my eyes, Satan whispering constant lies. I never can do anything right, Just quit, stop, give up the fight. The pain it presses deep within, Screaming in the depths of me, I will not overcome this sin, I am a failure – I can not win, I am a loser and will … More Worthless
Ever heard the phrase – my tongue was in front of my eyeteeth so I couldn’t see what I was saying? I’ve heard it for years. It’s kind of a funny way of justifying when you misspoke yourself. So what would you say when you realize not that you’ve misspoken yourself but that you have … More What’s Wrong With Me?
Sniffles and coughs. Sore throat and tissues. Aches and pains. Chills and sweats. Blanket and snuggles. As much as I don’t like to see my son feeling sick, it still touches my mama heart that he wants me near him. At 17 years old, that isn’t always the case. This morning when I came back … More Not Feeling Well
The first time that I remember someone telling me that I was being selfish and not thinking of others – not only shocked me – but made me angry! Who did they think they were?! Mind you, this was actually in a room full of people and this speaker was talking to everyone. But it … More Who Are You Thinking Of?
Hey, what’s your agenda like tomorrow? I was wondering if you would like to get together for lunch and a visit? The immediate response was sure, sounds great! But what if I never asked? Today we are all rushing from here to there and doing so many things, juggling life and career and relationships. But … More What If We Never Ask?
What’s the best way to spend a hurricane evacuation? How about at a Disney resort, making lots of new friends, and getting lots of hugs? That’s exactly what we did! Monday evening when we checked in things weren’t too bad with mom. As the evening progressed, sadly it got more challenging for her. Unfortunately when … More Evacuation Anxiety Weakened By Hugs
Well folks, here it is again – Hurricane Season! If you haven’t read my “Should I Stay, or Should I Go?” blog from Sept. 2017, and are looking for more on hurricanes, feel free to check out the archives. Today’s blog will be a bit different, kind of more of a preparedness / evacuating with … More Evacuation Plans
Jorjia and I knew that beginning a blog would take a lot of work, but we also knew that there would be many great things about starting it. ⁃ One of the benefits of doing this blog as a mother daughter team is that neither of us would be doing it alone. ⁃ Another was … More We Dropped The Ball