I know who I am

I feel good approaching this next surgery today where my doctor will perform my reconstruction from the double mastectomy I had on December 10, 2018. I feel good because…I know who I am.  I am not speaking of the roles I am, like mother, daughter, volunteer, sister, event planner, friend… I am talking about the […]

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Be Strong and Forgive

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.” Since my last post was about the need to apologize, I thought it would be appropriate to write a post on forgiveness.  I would like to try and paint a picture for you of this amazing woman I had in […]

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Apologize, I’m just sayin…

So, I was thinking…remember how I said “laughter is the best medicine” in one of my earlier posts. I want to share a funny, but rather disturbing story with you.  Let me first start off and tell you, we have a dog named Harley. Harley decided to bring a mouse in our house a couple […]

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Video Blog Post…

I’m happy to share with you that Living in Abundance is a 501(c)3 public charity! Thanks to everyone for your support and help. Special thanks to my video helpers! Check the teaser video out below! Video Music – “Brand New” by Ben Rector

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Called Home

We are all just one call or text away from finding ourselves experiencing suffering, followed by doubt. We are all just one call or text away from getting news that will change our lives. For example, finding out we have cancer, someone we love has a terrible illness, a friend was involved in a car […]

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“Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles

As I was dodging potholes this morning, I was thinking… It’s almost March and that makes me happy. It has been a really long winter, and I need to see the sun. I can’t wait for spring; it has always been my favorite season.  To me it encompasses new beginnings, new growth and a much-needed […]

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Choose Love

I volunteered in the library this past Monday at St. Michael’s for the 3rd grade class my daughter Ava is in. She is always so excited to have me at school during her library time. It’s such an easy way to volunteer. The library is one of my happy places because it is organized and […]

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Face Your Fear

So, this is a picture of me as a first grader at All Saints Catholic School in Des Moines, Iowa. Please try and contain your laughter and think about the fact this was taken in 1981. My oh my, what can I say…I’m not sure if it is the rather large glasses or the hair […]

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