Today is the Day: For Better Joy… or Worse

Today is the day of miracles, the day of wishes come true. It is also the day my beautiful mom left the earth and became our guardian angel. I’ve written about my mom before; yet, she deserves to have her name shouted from the rooftops. Her love and grace and the way she made everyone,Continue reading “Today is the Day: For Better Joy… or Worse”

The More I Know…

Having received some inspiration calling to list some of my most harrowed life lessons throughout my journey to joy, I have decided to write them down and shared them with you, my readers. I am hoping you find some wisdom in these musings, and inspiration to add to your own journeys. *Please also note: theseContinue reading “The More I Know…”

My Daddy’s Sugar Pookum (That Would Be Me!)

“Oh, my baby’s crying again? I got this.” The cool, confident, suave sophistication; it even worked on BABIES, Y’all. I can only imagine that I, of all babies, with my voracious appetite for new and inspiring words and ideas even today, was just as taken by my Dad’s inclination to speak to children, from infantContinue reading “My Daddy’s Sugar Pookum (That Would Be Me!)”

Family Values – for Mother’s Day

She cried. Yep, my all-weather, tough-as-nails mama, cried. When she learned of my official diagnosis of Lupus (SLE), she found her core group of friends at the time, and just wept. She explained to them the seriousness and ultimate severity of my diagnosis. The hard days and nights of pain, inflammation, and hospital visits toContinue reading “Family Values – for Mother’s Day”