This past Sunday was a scary day for me. I received a surprising phone call from Blaine, my fiancé, at roughly 5:30 p.m. He was in his cattle barn doing chores that requires him to grab hay bales from the hayloft, up top, in this particular barn. He was at the highest point of the … More The significance of recognizing the fragility of life
I am a firm believer in recognizing someone’s efforts and a job well done when appropriate. Perhaps this stems from a history of working at jobs where hard work goes unnoticed, because I’ve endured a few (like most of us, but regardless of where the incentive comes from to applaud people when appropriate, it is … More Giving credit where credit is due
In conversation with my mom, dad and sister the other day, I had a bit of an epiphany, if you will. We were discussing the ways in which children are being raised these days, and the fact that kids aren’t being taught to appreciate and care for things because they’ve been conditioned to expect new … More Are we encouraging wasteful attitudes?
I have always found the concept of birthdays to be rather interesting. I recently celebrated my 23rd birthday, and I find that the older I get (and yes, I realize I really cannot categorize myself as old, mom), the more my birthday is becoming about enjoying and being grateful for time spent with family and … More The True Joys of Birthdays