Here We Go Again

I’ll never forget the day I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter.  It started just like every other day: I went to work, sat in my office, and started to prepare for my meetings and projects. But then it happened. All of a sudden, I felt sick…very, very sick. I closed my…

Every Parents’ Worst Nightmare

Something happened last summer that only a few people know about–I didn’t have the strength to talk about it.  It terrified me; it brought me to my knees. For a moment, I thought my son was going to die. He was almost two years old.  I was at work when the daycare called: Colin had…

Kindness Continues: A Wish for a Princess

It was the moment I had been waiting for. With gifts in hand, my wish partner, Debbie, and I climbed the front steps and rang the door bell.  For several weeks I had been looking forward to THIS moment, to finally meeting a very special little girl.  For privacy reasons, I’ll simply call her “L”.…

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #7…Say Cheese

After yesterday’s disaster, I was anxious to make it up to my family and finally get to the zoo to ooh and awe over the animals and all of the twinkling Christmas lights. It’s hard to explain just how incredibly beautiful The Festival of Lights really is–nearly every inch of the zoo is covered in…

2013 Christmas Challenge: Day #5…My Ticket for Inspiration

It’s Black Friday and we just couldn’t resist.  In the late afternoon, I piled in a van with my husband’s aunts and cousins for our all-girl shopping adventure. I had several things I was hunting for…including an opportunity to complete my act of kindness. Walking through the stores, I kept watching, searching, hoping that someone…

30 Day Christmas Challenge: Day #27…Surprising St. Nick

“You better watch out…you better not cry…you better not pout, I’m telling you why…Santa Claus is coming to town.”  Over the past month, I have probably heard these words a million times from my daughter.  This is the first year my three year old has really understood Christmas and for weeks now her mind has…