Decade of Gratitude Post #3: My Village

An African proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I say I’d be lost without my village! When the girls were born, Clay and I were overwhelmed. Family, friends and neighbors came to help us, brought us food and encouragement, and sat with the girls while I went to cardiac rehab and…

Decade of Gratitude Post #2: My Doctors and Nurses

My heart attack happened so suddenly, if I hadn’t been in the hospital on bed rest – help wouldn’t have reached me in time.  Not only was I in a hospital, but a great hospital with a fantastic staff who sprang into action to save my life.  I owe my life to the wonderful people…

Decade of Gratitude Post #1: My Health

Sometimes it seems like ten years have gone by in a blink of an eye. Wasn’t it just yesterday we brought tiny twin girls home from the hospital? Other times, it seems longer. Yes, it took me a while to lose the 80 pounds I gained while I was pregnant.  It also took a while…