Sunday marks the eleventh year that my life was completed by a gift I never knew I needed. In honor of that special day, I wanted to share a few thoughts to my boy. My boy, Have you ever been given something you didn’t know you needed in your life? Maybe it was something for… Read More Eleven

Faith, Family


I am pretty sure I have always had an issue with trust – trusting equipment when rock climbing, trusting the rope when water skiing, trusting the process when trying to get healthy, trusting that someone will actually catch me in that stupid fall backward activity (who thought that would be a fun activity anyways!), etc. Recently,… Read More Trust


His Image

How many times have you thought one of these statements: I am so stupid! I am so fat. She is so much prettier than I will ever be. He lifts heavier than I ever will be able to lift. He is such a faster runner than I. I’m a failure. I’m a horrible parent/brother/friend/teacher/etc… I’m… Read More His Image



I am from a small, west Texas town of about 10,000 people. Growing up I couldn’t wait to get out of there. So much so, I graduated from high school when I was 16 and left for college a month after turning 17. The town was so small, everyone knew your name and who your… Read More Roots


Joy in the Mundane

According to the dictionary, mundane means “common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative”. According to me, mundane means laundry, dishes, dusting, grocery shopping…my list could go on and on. We all have those mundane tasks in our life. To some, it is changing yet another diaper. Others it is reading through email upon email. Some may find their… Read More Joy in the Mundane