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These are the hands….

One of my most favorite parts of our wedding ceremony was “The Blessing of the Hands.” Everyday I am reminded of how true this saying really is to me.  Having surgery last week, everyday tasks like getting dressed, or changing my little mans diaper are difficult.  I snapped this picture a few days ago as a reminder of the all the strength, love and nurturing works that my husband (as his hands) provide our family.

The words in the Blessing are as follows… (Btw- the author is unknown, I did not write this, but modified it slightly for our reading. I’m sharing with you how it was read at our wedding.)

These Hands that are holding you on your Wedding Day, are the hands that will passionately love and cherish you throughout the years, and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will comfort you when fear or grief wrecks havoc on your mind, or the hands that will wipe a tear from your cheek.
These are the hands that will hold your children in tender love, soothing them through illness and hurt, supporting & encouraging them along the way, and knowing when it’s time to let go.
These are the hands that will hold your family as one, and give you strength when you need it.
These are the hands that, even when wrinkled and aged, will continue to reach for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.

I’m grateful for theses hands everyday!


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This is why I’m marrying him!

I was greeted this morning by this email in my inbox from the fiance…

I just wanted to send you a email to let you know how much you mean to me!  I just finished watching Good will hunting and it is funny how a good movie like that will get you thinking about how lucky I am to have met someone like you. 


As I’m writing this email the house is quiet, Diesel is cuddled up on the couch sleeping and you are sound a sleep upstairs.  I will be joining you shortly, and how nice it is to lay next and to wake up next to you in the morning to Diesel barking. You nudging me to get up. 


Through all of this rambling I just want to say I love you and thank you for everything you do for me.  Even if sometime I don’t seem like I appreciate it.


Have a great day and weekend!



HMMMM… (Smiles)

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I’m going to change the world!

So I spent some time this past weekend, reliving hell and finding heaven! Okay…i know that sounds a little over the top for me, but seriously…what an amazing weekend.

So some of you know that a month or so ago I participated in Challenge Day at one of my schools.  Pretty much amazing.  Well one of the leaders put a bug in my ear that I should be a challenge day leader.  I originally thought I’d love to but can’t.  But through some convincing from him and myself I took the next step.  I spent 3 days this past week, meeting some of the most amazing people in the world. I literally learned so much about myself, it was amazing. 

So here’s what’s happened in a nut shell.  I played games, danced, cried, shared past experiences, played again, felt other people’s pain through their past experiences, danced again, made some pretty cool friends (pics will be posted soon) and now I’m going to change the world. 

You can too.  It starts with a simple act of kindess.  Seek one way you can pay it forward each day. For example, yesterday I bought dinner for my entire table of friends.  My friend paid the toll for the person behind them on the freeway, another friend bought a $10 gift card at the grocery store and gave it to the next person in line, and another thanked a security officer who typically gets words of frustration not gratitude.

But above that, I am going to start acknowledging those that mean the most to me…I mean really acknowledging them.  For example, my fiancee  has been so patient with me and my need to figure out what I want to do with my life.  He supports me in my growth, and allows me the space and time I need to explore and figure things out, but always offers a hand to hold, an ear to listen to whatever is my mind, or a shoulder to cry on when I am so discouraged.  Lately I’ve taken that for granted….he is amazing person who I love and admire! So we are going to have Date nights.  We are making time for each other to offer them our undivided attention.  And I think I’m also going to ask that we share our Highs/Lows each night before we go to bed, and/or get 1 minute of undivided attention to reveal “if you really knew me…” and explore the things that are REALLY on our minds. 

So…that’s it.  Those simple steps.  I know they are easier said than done, but it is a start to something so beautiful! Please join me… Do an act of kindness, pay it forward…. and let me know what you decide to do! You are loved, share it with others and you will get it back ten fold!

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