Family/Motherhood/Military Life · poetry

A Tender Love: A Poem About A Brother and Sister

Fervently I watch my children, as they snuggle side by side watching the sun rise, my heart overflows with pride. Their love for one another, growing day by day a tender love amongst them, for which I've always prayed. To find in each other, a friend through thick and thin connected with much more, than a simple label of kin. Leaving… Continue reading A Tender Love: A Poem About A Brother and Sister

Hiking · photo challenge

An Old Discovery

fps-photo-challenge: Old Hiking through a bamboo forrest in Hawaii and I come across this: the remains of an old car. Where is the rest of it? How old is this? What happened? How did it even get here? I could come up with several stories in my mind to answer these questions... But, today, I… Continue reading An Old Discovery


Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs Ingredients: 20-25 frozen meatballs (about 1 inch sized) 1 bottle chili sauce 2 tbs brown sugar 1 can cranberry sauce Instructions: Place first 4 ingredients in a zip top bag Label and freeze Day of: Dump meatball bag into slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours  

Family/Motherhood/Military Life

In a Moment…He Was Gone: Sea Turtles

Daily word prompt: Evanescent: soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. In honor of World Turtle Day, I wanted to share about sea turtles. I've always had a respect and love for sea turtles. I could sit and watch them swim around for hours. They are so majestic and stunning. My first experience… Continue reading In a Moment…He Was Gone: Sea Turtles

Family/Motherhood/Military Life

Pearl Harbor: The Attack Still Impacting Hawaii

Radiate This morning I woke up, grabbed my coffee, my bible and Lexi (my Yorkie) and headed out to sit on the front porch for my morning devotional time. The first thing I noticed was the row of American Flags displayed by my neighbors and I'm reminded it is Memorial Day Weekend. Being a military family… Continue reading Pearl Harbor: The Attack Still Impacting Hawaii

Family/Motherhood/Military Life · poetry

Infused with Beauty: A Poem for my Daughter

Infuse She came into this world with a kick and a scream She quickly became more than a dream. My daughter, the best friend I needed My expectations, she far past exceeded. With her laughs that come from deep in her soul and a smile so precious, my heart she soon stole. She is filled with personality-that… Continue reading Infused with Beauty: A Poem for my Daughter


Reprieve: Letting Yourself Get Lost

Reprieve How often do you close your eyes and allow your mind to just LET GO? Taken to that place full of endless possibilities. A reprieve from the struggles you are facing, whatever they may be. When you do this, how do you do it? A massage? Painting? A glass (or two) of wine? I find… Continue reading Reprieve: Letting Yourself Get Lost


Do Not Fear, I Am With You (Bible Journal)

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you;     do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;     I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Whatever fears are on your  mind today, rest in knowing that He has you wrapped in his arms You are not alone.… Continue reading Do Not Fear, I Am With You (Bible Journal)