From the Heart

A Season of Gratitude

A Season of Gratitude

By Guest Blogger Lauren Bowen As I stand at the edge of this mountainside I remember back to that crisp fall day in 2007 when I tearfully said “YES!” to the man on one knee. The man who would become my husband, the father of my child. The one who I would spend forever...
The Moment I Exhaled

The Moment I Exhaled

By Rachel Hoeing This time of the year is always difficult for me. In August, seven years ago, I lost my mom to ovarian cancer. Three months later, my dad died in his sleep from a blockage in his heart. The year 2011 was a tornado of events as well as a tropical storm...
On Being a Grandpa …

On Being a Grandpa …

By Guest Blogger David DeCosmo SPOILER ALERT! I’m a happy and proud “spoiler.” I’m a grandpa! I’ve got 6 grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 20-years-old.Three girls and three boys. If their parents were posting a “Spoiler...
Unchecked

Unchecked

By Laura Simon I’m a list person. I’m not sure there’s anything better than methodically checking tasks off a to-do list. Of course, I haven’t completed an entire checklist in at least eight years. Coincidentally, my oldest child is also eight. That’s what kids do to...