In pursuit of discovering beauty in my daily adventure of being a mom of nine


21-Day Gratitude Challenge

The Precious Gift of Life

Last night, my dear friend, Jeanne passed away, after battling cancer. Jeanne never married or had any children. For several years, she was the school secretary at my children's school. The students were "her kids". She made each kid feel... Continue Reading →


“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” ― C.S. Lewis Today I am grateful for the gift of faith. This is... Continue Reading →

Life to the Full – The Blessing of Children

The soul is healed by being with children. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky My children are a deep source of joy to me. They keep me young. They keep me honest. They keep me humble. I can never hide anything from them... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Mother

I have been blessed with a wonderful mother and an incredible mother-in-law. I have the privilege of caring for my still-active mother in my own home. My mother-in-law, one of my dearest friends, passed away this past February. They each... Continue Reading →

The Blessing of Friendship

Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter; whoever finds one finds a treasure. Faithful friends are beyond price, no amount can balance their worth. Faithful friends are life-saving medicine; those who fear God will find them. ~Sirach 6:14-16 Today, I am... Continue Reading →

A New Day

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety. Finish every... Continue Reading →

In Praise of the Printed Page

All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the... Continue Reading →

The Wonder of a Child

To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart... Continue Reading →

I love New Jersey

Today I am grateful that I live in the beautiful state of New Jersey. This is Day 11 of 21-Day Gratitude Challenge

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