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Friday

So true, especially the Shenanigans. 💗

Happy Friday!

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These women…

No matter the circumstances or the time that passes these two have been amazing…always there, always loving and supportive.

I wish I lived closer…I wish I could be there for all of the important moments. I don’t. But…it doesn’t matter. We are always there when we need each other, regardless the circumstances.

Love knows no boundaries…and these two prove that.

Blessings.

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Sunday

Traveling to NW Arkansas for a memorial service, and it has been thirteen years since Carmen was here.

This was a wonderful moment in our travels yesterday. Twelve hours in a car, to attend a service for essentially my little brother has been difficult to say the least.

He would be turning 50 the 24th of this month. Far to young to be gone. Tony was fun, engaging, strong minded, mean, and loving. I will miss him something fierce.

We were out of touch for about fifteen years, but have been talking every couple of weeks recently.

Life is short. I am grateful I knew him and that he was a part of my life.

See you on the other side cowboy. I love you.

Blessings.

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Birthday

Today I turn 53. So cupcakes, chocolate, and wine are all acceptable especially today.

I have earned every year, and happy to be here. No regrets. How do you handle your birthday, with joy…sorry…or denial?

Blessings!

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Thirteen

Today I have been married to the man of my dreams for thirteen years.  This is what he wrote on Facebook today:

Thirteen years ago today, I started on an amazing adventure, with the best partner that I could ever imagine. Together we have laughed often, cried rarely, and loved constantly. These years have passed in the blink of an eye, yet I feel like I have always been here, where I was meant to be. I must say, I had a fantastic life before I ever met Jerry Ann. But that was all just a preview. Since she came into my life, it has been turned up to 11! 

And not only did I become a husband that day, but I became a dad. (Well, I say that, but in reality I feel like being a dad is something that you have to earn every day.  ) It has been an incredible joy to spend these past 13 years as part of this family, and I am humbled that they chose me.

Happy Anniversary, my Beloved Jerry Ann!

img_1844I cherish this man, and all that we have together…and there is no way I could add anymore to what he stated.

Blessings!

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Gangster

Kindness is So Gangster!I went to visit Carmen in Tallahassee this weekend. We had a great time putting together finishing touches on her apartment, shopped and had some great food.

We had brunch/lunch at Jeri’s Midtown Cafe before I headed back home on Sunday. The service was impeccable, and the food was fresh and flavorful.  Their servers wore these shirts stating kindness statements, but this one really spoke to me.

Kindness is So Gangster!  Embracing this…as I have begun to love this phrase.

Happy Monday!  Go Gangster!!

Blessings.

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Days

I would love to change some things but I wouldn’t be where I am today without what brought me here.  Lots of experience, right? And lessons, and a ton of blessings.

Blessings.

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Family-Seasons

My definition of family keeps changing.  I have my husband (and his family), and our children.  But I also have friends that I have considered family for over twenty years.  Seasons change, and we have changed.  My chosen family has changed.

It isn’t personal, it is growth.  Change is hard sometimes for me.  I like variety in my work, but when it comes to structure of friends and family I tend to be very loyal.  That’s is the problem – loyalty isn’t always a good thing.  Seasons are required for growth.  Love and understanding is required for family.

How is your season of family and friends defined?

Blessings.