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I wrote the following article in 2010 as a tribute to my Goddaughter, Jeannine, and to honor her husband, Jeremy, who was at that time in Afghanistan waiting patiently to return to the States to spend the Christmas holidays with his wife and two beautiful children.  Well, Christmas 2010 came and went.  Jeremy returned to […]

Memorial Day – 2016

Armed Forces Day

President Dwight D.Eisenhower, 1953:  “It is fitting and proper that we devote one day each year to paying special tribute to those whose constancy and courage constitute one of the bulwarks guarding the freedom of this nation and the peace of the free world.”   The Honorable Melvin Laird, 1972 Former Secretary of Defense:  “At […]

Memorial Day – May 25, 2015

A very big thank you to our brave men and women who serve in the military and keep us safe.  My prayers for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  May God bless them and their families.

Happy Labor Day to Everyone!



This holiday season, I wish you icy cold snowflakes, steaming hot chocolate, endless belly laughs and plenty of warm hugs. May the spirit of love gently fill your hearts and homes.  In this loveliest seasons, may you find many reasons for joy and contentment. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful, happy and […]


My husband and I are heading out to Denver to spend Thanksgiving with my family.  Thinking about the holiday and what I’m really grateful for is the love of my husband, my family, and my friends.  I wrote this article a couple of years ago but, with some changes, it continues to express my feelings […]


My prayers and thoughts go out to each and every veteran and to those currently serving in our military.  May we honor and never forget the sacrifice our military men and women make for us every day.  Thank you! “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the […]

Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps

Today, November 10, 2013, the United State Marine Corps  celebrates its 238th Birthday. Thanks to all the Marines, past and present, for your service and for keeping us safe here at home. God bless each and every one of you.