Crossing the Border

I have spent years participating in other people’s agendas only to realize that my use is short lived.  Sadly, since my people pleasing skills are quite sharp, I have wallowed in the pool of disappointment when dealing with these relationships.   Recently, in fact, the last few days have given me cause to pause, gather… Continue reading Crossing the Border


When Bailey was born with Down Syndrome, I lived in fear over his future.  I was paralyzed wondering how it would all work out.   Everyday presented me with a new opportunity to educate, advocate, and affirm the people that were sent to further him on his path. Tomorrow, he graduates from high school and… Continue reading Celebrate


After a long day of emotional upheaval, today I exhale.    Yesterday, when my Down Syndrome son, Bailey, was excluded from his school’s memory book, I had bucket full of emotions.  Late last night, a blanket of peace covered me and I was able to pause, reflect, and pray for a positive outcome after I… Continue reading Faith

No Excuses

I write this blog to those who are lacking in compassion.   So, let me say.  I am a mother to a wonderful young man with Down Syndrome.  His life long dream is simple to be a part of the community.   This is his last week of high school.  He is a proud member… Continue reading No Excuses


Body image has always been an issue for me.   The funny thing is that it has never been as conventional as you read about it.  You see, even at my heaviest, the mirror always showed me a thinner version.  Funny, my perception may have been distorted.  It wasn’t until I gave birth to my first… Continue reading Authentic


Life is a celebration. Really, if you think about it, everyday that we draw breath is a sheer sign of God wanting and needing us to rejoice in the day. Each day presents its own challenges because life indeed is one large challenge. However, those obstacles that provide us with opportunities to grow, learn, and… Continue reading Celebration