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Today, we attend a wedding of a family friend, a dear friend.

“You don’t marry the person you can live with— you marry the person you can’t live without.” – unknown

“The groom always smiles proudly because he’s convinced he’s accomplished something quite wonderful.  The bride smiles because she’s been able to convince him of it.”  – Judith McNaught

Advice:  Always hold hands when talking about finances or something difficult.

So excited for today, excited for them and their adventure.



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Mother’s Day

I am happy. I have two wonderful children that I love!

These two make me extremely proud because they are who they want to be. I am proud to be their Mum just cause, ya know?

And to all of the others that I Momma…I hope you have a wonderful day…and know that I don’t expect chocolate or flowers this year. 😘

oter moms


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Year of Words

This year Carmen, David and I chose one word for our daily motivation if you will.

Mine is to be Fierce.  David is to be Daring.  And when speaking with Carmen yesterday she couldn’t remember hers.  Really?  David and I have been taking ours to heart.  Telling each other to be daring or to be fierce.  To approach the day or the task with our word at our forefront.

I have often thought of Fierce as a negative, but really have come to realize what a strong, vibrant word it can be.  It is exciting, and truly gets me going for the day.  I get encouraged by telling David to be daring!  To tackle the day only in the way he can.

Have you chosen a word for 2018?  How do you incorporate it into your daily life?Apparently, these word things are a pretty big deal, and someone had the bright idea to make some money off of them.  I got David and my words done for our key chains (with Lupus ribbons on mine).  Cool idea, and neat thoughts if you want to look at their site


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Letting Go

Asking for God to give me the grace to let go of former things so that I can embrace what He has for me in the future. 

Ecclesiastes 3:6




Well, I am trying to follow my own advice to breathe through difficult times.  This time it is harder to maintain.

David has been laid off since March 21st.  We haven’t been the best stewards with our money, and now we are getting very low.  Low…like 3 more weeks until nothing.

I work a part-time position at our local college which has been perfect for me.  The hours are great, but the people are better.  That doesn’t happen often, if at all, and I feel truly blessed.  Working with Lupus has been trying, but I really think this job has been wonderful for me, and my disease.

Trying to find our steps in what to do…when to change.

“When it comes right down to it, this whole thing is about trust. God is trustworthy.” – Beth Moore

I am trusting God.  But I also want things to clear up now.  For David to be reassured in his position that he loves so very much.  For things just to work out.  It is always God’s timing, and we are doing fine.  We are not starving (or melting away), but we are pinching and budgeting.  Things that we should have been doing long ago.

So breathing.  Inhale. Exhale.  Relying on God.

Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you.


Jerry Ann