• Family

    A Letter to My Terminally Ill Dad – I Love You

    It’s been a long few months. My father has been in and out of hospitals and rehabs since early 2017. We finally learned why a few months ago. He has cirrhosis of the liver. It has now progressed to the “terminal” stage. I immediately offered to be tested to be a live liver transplant donor for him, but he was denied the chance to even be a recipient because of his heart history. 7 heart attacks, 28 stents and an open heart surgery to be exact. He often joked to make light of a scary situation every time he had to have a heart cath done that he was trying…

  • Healthy Living

    The Most Powerful Story of Forgiveness

    This is the most powerful story of forgiveness I’ve ever read. Eva Mozes Kor is a Holocaust survivor. She tells her personal story in the video I’ve shared below of how she & her family were shipped to the Auschwitz Camp in 1944. When they discovered she and her sister Miriam were twins, they were immediately pulled away from their family and never saw them again. This was the moment I broke down listening to her. I couldn’t even imagine my little girl being pulled away from me and never seeing her again. Eva goes on to tell her story of how her sister and her were then used in…

  • Healthy Living

    Our Family’s EPIC Start to Fitness! #LightUpYourLife

    Five months has now passed since I had Elsie (slow down baby girl!) and it’s time that I start holding myself accountable for my health. I hate running.. it gives me shin splints and I usually can’t get more than ten feet before I’m stopping to try and breath, but.. I aspire to become a runner and one day work up to a marathon! I know that with determination and hard work I WILL run a marathon! One of my favorite Disney quotes is currently my running mantra – In order to achieve my goal of becoming a runner, I needed to find two things: a way to hold myself…