Miracle Music

Miracles. Happen. Every. Day. I was dealing with some major PTSD triggers at the pool last weekend. I wanted to go hide in the corner and cry. I thought about letting the kids play on their own while I watched from the side. I even considered just having us all pack up and head home…

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Making the Most of The Last Days of Summer…Through Music

For this week’s #musicmonday I’m sharing a tender mercy I was blessed with at our last day at the local pool. I was having a woe-is-me moment as I saw everyone swimming and realized I couldn’t get in the pool yet post-surgery, while also stressing about how I would look after my next surgery (it’s hard not…

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Miracle on West Temple Street

I had something really special happen to me yesterday, that was a reminder to me of how important and loved each of us is to our Heavenly Father and our earthly father.  The way this worked out was a personal miracle. I was invited to help film a conference this weekend.  Committing to this conference…

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"You Must Believe In Spring"

 It was important to me that the one year anniversary of my Daddy’s death (or “birth” into the next phase of life, as I like to think of it) feel beautiful and hopeful.  I know God knew I needed that.  And He blessed me by giving me a bit of spring in January.  Just like…

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Connecting & Crying With Laura Ingalls Wilder

Yesterday I found a kindred spirit who also loved her bearded, Papa.  Someday I will write here daily and make entire posts out of the “aha moments” I scratch down on random slips of paper or my mental chalkboard.  But until then, it’s when I make the time and for this, I AM making the…

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"30 Memories of Daddy"

My Dad would have turned 55 last Monday if he were still living.  It’s amazing how much peace and calm you can feel when you know someone has lived an incredible, worth-while life and that they are continuing to do great things in the next chapter of existence. 7 years ago my sisters and I…

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The Bottom Line: God Knows Us, Loves Us, and Wants Us To Have JOY

If there was only one sentence I could write to all people, to all my descendants, to anyone who might want to know what I lived for and believed in, it would be this: God has a plan for you because He CREATED YOU, LOVES YOU, and wants you to BECOME LIKE Him, and if…

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The Cycle of Grief and Gratitude: Mourning and Celebrating the Art of Fatherhood

I started crying tonight, over model car paint.  You know, the craft kind, for painting miniature model cars and airplanes.  At first they were “happy tears.”  I saw the small paint jars there on the coffee table as my husband prepared to work on a project, and I had a flashback.  I could see the same…

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Then Sings My Soul…HAVE PATIENCE!!! :)

As most of you probably know, I LOVE MUSIC.  Being a busy mommy now, I know the best place I can be in the evenings is home with my kids, helping them with their homework, eating dinner with them, cuddling on the couch with them for an episode of Wonder Pets, saying prayers with them…

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