Showing posts from March, 2017


I shared this story over on my Facebook wall last week on the actual date of our" 20 years since Broc (With no K) tracked me down".  I wanted to bring some photos from over the years here in case I ever turn this blog into a memory book.  It seems crazy that it's been twenty years because although we don't act like we've aged a bit, we now have five kids in their twenties!


March 25, 2017

A mushy long love story ~<3it span=""> Twenty years ago right about now I was at my desk at a little rental house In Orange Park, Florida. Brenna and Logan were 4 and 7 years old and already asleep for the night and I was working on an evaluation for work that was due the next morning. A message came acoss my computer (maybe the old AOL messaging?) and it said " Hi...This is Broc . Do you remember me?" I did remember him from when we had met briefly when we both lived in Austi…

Still Learning

Over the years, I've been told many (SO MANY) times that I'm 1) too trusting 2) gullible and 3) put too much faith in believing that people are kind at heart.

I don't consider those negative traits.  I'd rather be trusting and be disappointed than go through life not trusting people.  And yes, I am gullible and that goes along with believing that what people tell me is true.  I truly do believe that "most" people are kind at heart.

Recently, I've added the "most" due to our current POTUS.  Then not long ago, I was at a social event where I had a huge realization.  This was one of those "We are going to hit you over the head so you will finally get this message".

What I finally grasped was this.  For some people, image is the most important thing in their lives. It overules relationships and kindness.  These individuals must find a way to appear so others view them as successful, loved, and socially valued. Money seems to be a huge fac…