This year has been a difficult one for all of us. Some of us have endured losses of many kinds. Others have gained in perspective as they endure many hardships. 2020 started out like all others. The ball dropped and we were hopeful. Many made resolutions even though they knew it wouldn't last. Others claimed... Continue Reading →
This past year has been a tough one. A lot of ups and downs. Even God testing me to see what I can handle. The truth is that even though I have gone through a lot, I have learned a lot and grown. During this process, I lost the ability to express myself creatively for... Continue Reading →
All of my adult life I have said this saying, "I can paint a picture with my words, but I can't paint a picture." Well, today I proved myself wrong. After 6 months of being a stay at home mom, I have found myself getting into really bad ruts. I would lose my sense of... Continue Reading →
So, this is a hard thing for me to talk about. I have been hiding something about me from most people for a long time. I have depression. Most people don't know this about me because I have what they call functional depression. I am able to manage well enough that most people have no... Continue Reading →
Let's have a little conversation about communication. Most relationships are lacking in communication without even knowing it. Many times the stresses of careers, finances, and children get in the way of real communication. I have been with my husband for 14 years, married for 11, and within that time I can honestly say we have... Continue Reading →
Depression can distort the way that you look at life, but if you train yourself to change how you react to each situation, even people with depression can find happiness.
My oldest son has always been a complex person. In so many ways, he reminds me of myself. That could be why on so many occasions we would butt heads. Since moving to South Dakota and having more time to spend with my family, I have noticed a change in my children, especially my oldest... Continue Reading →