The Best Is Yet To Be


Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,

The last of life,
for which the first was made;
Our times are in His hand Who saith,
“A whole I planned, youth shows but half;
Trust God; see all, nor be afraid.
A whole I planned, youth shows but half;
Trust God; see all, nor be afraid.”
Robert Browning

It’s true! There is much of life and love and joy ahead!

Take heart,


A Hundred Ways


Your love is given in so many ways, it’s hard to count! But it may be worth asking the question, of your spouse and children, “what helps you to feel loved?”

Is it felt mostly during playtime or also when Mama holds the line?

Is it cooking together or sitting around the table talking?

Is it knowing that you’ll be there when they return home or the lunch you may have made for them to take?

Is it when you honor the budget or when you verbalize your contentment with how things are now?

Is it when you answer their call with “I’m happy it’s you” in your voice or the times you have welcomed their friends for a meal?

Whatever their response, and surely it will be different for everyone, you will be armed with knowing how to succor, or serve them best in future days.

You are making such a meaningful difference {in your unique style} for those you love!

Be well.





“Everyday, I am choosing better foods to eat.”

“Everyday, I am speaking kindly to myself.”

“Everyday, I am stronger and have more experience.”

“Everyday, I am practicing the skills of validation.”

“Everyday, I am thinking the words kind, gentle, respectful and FIRM as I interact with my family and friends.”

“Everyday, I am strengthening my connection to God.”

“Everyday, I am counting my blessings.”

“Everyday, I am wiser than the day before.”

I wish you well my friend, as you practice the art of declaration!



If You Build It


If you build it, much will come!

This family building endeavor is incredibly difficult! Would you say? It really takes everything you’ve got!

That said, it is worth everything you’ve got!

It is worth the sleepless nights caring for little ones; worth the self-discipline a maturing marriage relationship demands; worth cultivating a life-long learning attitude; worth every trip to the doctor; every bill paid; every game you watch and every dance class you support.

Family is worth making tough choices about which passions to pursue, which priorities to put at the top of your list. It’s worth becoming healthier, mind body and spirit and worth giving and receiving apologies and trying again and again and again and again.

If you struggle, you’re not alone. Every relationship has it’s ups and downs. There are no exceptions.

Success comes in humbly doing your best to support, love and encourage one another.

And that success comes one day at a time.

Building means work! It also means measurable progress and a lot of joy along the way!

You can do this. One step, one meal, one story, one outing, one assignment, one nap, one discussion at a time.

Much love to you!