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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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Princess

It was such an honor to be a part of this event on Friday evening.  David was the announcer for the strong, amazing princesses (and Queen). I love these women.

These were his introductions:

Good evening! To Your Most Royal Highnesses, and your steadfast and devoted Escorts, I offer a warm and heartfelt welcome! It is my great privilege this evening to introduce your honored visitors. A gathering of Princesses from across the worlds of magic and imagination.

Kind, elegant, shy and sophisticated, as well as a hopeless romantic, this princess was named by her parents after the goddess of the dawn, because she filled their life with sunshine. Put into a cursed sleep by the evil Maleficient, she was awakened by “true love’s kiss”. I am delighted to introduce the Sleeping Beauty herself, Princess Aurora.

Recently freed from the tower of evil Mother Gothel, this Princess is spirited, clever, kind, and very adventurous, with an amazing hairdo and a mean iron skillet. The true princess of the Kingdom of Corona, I am honored to present Princess Rapunzel.

Our next princess hails from the far kingdom of Agrabah. This daughter of a sultan is caring, strong, independent, and unafraid to speak her mind no matter what. Your Highnesses, I speak, of course, of Princess Jasmine.

img_2017Afraid that her power to create ice and snow could hurt the people she loved, she hid herself away, until she was rescued by her loving sister. Born a princess, but now the true Queen of Arendelle, please join me in welcoming Queen Elsa.

Born on the island village of Motunui, this daughter of Chief Tui inherited a love for the seas and voyaging. Loyal, strong-willed, and practically fearless, she is a true friend to her allies and the ocean. It is my privilege to present Princess Moana.

Raised as a scullery maid in service to her evil step-mother and step-sisters, our next Princess found her true love with the help of her Fairy Godmother… and an abandoned glass slipper. Your Highnesses, please join me in welcoming Princess Cinderella.

This next princess is near and dear to me. The loving, if headstrong and mischievous, daughter of mighty King Triton, she left her underwater kingdom to explore her love of humankind. Brave, curious, and blessed with a beautiful voice, I am particularly proud to present to you Princess Ariel.

I love this man.

I love where I work and what I am able to participate in.

The people that work this hard for so many–who make it seem effortless. I am truly in awe of their spirit.

Blessings.

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Slack

Step back and look at what you are doing from another point of view.

Everyone’s journey is different. I say this to our children as their paths are different from their friends. And I say this to myself with work, weight loss and with my Lupus struggles.

Count your blessings. It helps remind ourselves of what we have done not what needs to be done.

Blessings.

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Sunday Thoughts

Carmen and I flew home yesterday to 74 degree weather. We unpacked our bags, changed clothes, and headed to the beach.

We live about 15 minutes away so it’s not a long drive except during everyone’s spring break! It took about 40 minutes to get there but so worth it.

We ate some oysters and crab claws, and our bodies were thankful.

My mind and heart are thankful as well. I had a wonderful experience with Carmen. I love our friendship and the way it has blossomed with her aging.

Thankful to God for both of my adult children even with the trials and tribulations. They continue to make my heart happy.

“I thank God every time I remember you.” – Philippians 1:3 NIV

What are you thankful for today?

Blessings.

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Dark/Light

Thankful for those that love me and put up with my day to day crap. Thankful for those friends who tend to me regardless of my situation.

Thankful.