Matt and I had a weekend in Nashville at the Country Music Half Marathon that was fabulous! We had a ton of fun, finished the race before the rain appeared, and loved celebrating Taylor. Our friends, Aaron and Heather Conrad, were tremendous supporters and encouragers for which we are so thankful. Also, Dave Schroeder and his wonderful wife, Brooke, took us in their home as if we were long-time … [Read more...] about A Close Call
This Saturday, April 24, 2010, Matt and I will be running the Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville, TN. We are very excited about this opportunity to celebrate our daughter, Taylor, who is 13 years old. We're calling it "Celebrating 13 Years in 13 Miles." God has graciously given Taylor a beautiful life in spite of her diagnosis of MPS, for which the average life span is 10-15 years. Last … [Read more...] about Is $2.38 enough?
Have you ever been caught off guard? Run out of gas? Child forget their school lunch? Drop the ball on an appointment?That feeling is such a combination of stupidity and revelation. Maybe you've had no change for the toll roads. Perhaps you didn't think you needed directions, but then couldn't remember the exact location. Scary how easy I was able to rattle off the examples above; I have been … [Read more...] about Scout’s Motto: Be Prepared
I will never forget the first animal I hit while driving. I heard the “thunk.” Then I looked in my rearview mirror and saw this squirrel, spinning in circles, with its glorious tail spinning along with it. At that point I thought, “Why did I hit that thing? Didn’t I see it?”Our vision as we view history is often 20/20; but then again, what good would it be if experience taught us … [Read more...] about Hindsight is 20/20
One of the most common interview questions today is "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" My husband and I laugh over this question, as if someone is going to boldly outline: 1. Laziness 2. Procrastinating 3.Spitefulness…. "Well, I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, so I'm going to be prone to be late…." "I have a tendency to forget everything so I have to write it all down." … [Read more...] about Women of Faith Wednesday
Hard to believe, but the race is only two weeks away!! If you are just now reading about our incredible opportunity, then on Sat., April 24, 2010, Matt and I are running the Country Music Half Marathon to celebrate the wonderful blessing of our sweet girl, Taylor. Taylor's life expectancy due to mucopolysacchridoses (MPS) is 10-15 years and we are just praising the Lord for her health and … [Read more...] about Celebrating 13 Years in 13 Miles- 2 Weeks away!
Did you know that there are twenty-two dictionary definitions of the word "character?" How could one word possibly have so many meanings? The most common definition is "moral or ethical quality." This post is about what the word, character, means to me.My husband, Matt, has worked nightshift in the emergency room at a local hospital for the last 20 years. After receiving his bachelor's degree … [Read more...] about Go the Distance
You Might Be A Special Needs Mom If.... So lately I've been thinking about the life of a special needs mom a little more. And well, those thoughts led me to: Jeff Foxworthy's "You Might Be a Redneck." How did that happen? If you are a special needs mom (or even if you aren't), read on: You might be a special needs mom: If you have ever created your own parking space. If you have your … [Read more...] about You Might Be A Special Needs Mom If…