You got this …

Tomorrow Libs takes the SAT. If I told you all the things that this girl has done to prepare herself for this test, I’m not sure you would believe me. But that’s the kind of kid she is. She makes sure she has no regrets. She makes sure that she does all the “right” things. And she puts her all into achieving her goals. She works HARD. And she will go far. As a mom, this week I have been on pins and needles. I have been extra mother-y.

Eat healthy.

Go to sleep early.

No, you can’t go to that.

The list goes on …

I was not going to let anything derail all of her efforts. She is READY and her dreams are BIG. And I want to see them all come true.

Well, I hope you all have a day where YOU GOT THIS!!!

Staying strong …

Don’t you just hate when a situation keeps presenting itself? I’m not talking about things we bring on ourselves. I am talking about those situations that have ABSOLUTELY NO correlation to our actions whatsoever. This stuff just happens. And we are left to deal with it. BIG SIGH.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you stay strong!!!

Part of a big surprise …

Giggle. Giggle. Shhhh. This is going to be so much FUN. Don’t say a word and find a hiding spot! Here they come. SURPRISE!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get to be part of a BIG surprise!!!

I couldn’t stop laughing …

My best friend from high school, Marianne, and I lost track of each other for about two years when my family and I moved up north. Other than that, for the past almost 4 decades we have been in contact. With texting and social media we usually message each other every day and a lot of that involves making each other laugh. Today was definitely one of those days. This morning Marianne texted me something that cracked me the heck up! It’s one of those things that probably isn’t funny to anyone else, but it was certainly funny to us. It literally had me laughing all day long. And I love that. A lifetime of friendship certainly comes with a lot of perks and one of my favorites is getting to laugh with her.

Well, I hope you all had a day where you couldn’t stop laughing!!!

Memorial Day …

My heart is always full of gratitude and respect for every serviceman and servicewoman, past and present. Today is a day set aside to honor those soldiers who lost their lives serving our country and protecting its’ citizens. I am humbled by their sacrifice and my heart also aches for their loved ones. I pray that they can find peace in their loss and that are comforted by millions of heartfelt thanks.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you honor a hero!!!

Absolutely LOVING this day …

I slept in. I got morning cuddles. I had donuts for breakfast. I got the oil diffusers going. I got to do some writing. I did some summer vacation planning. I crawled back in bed. And I’m making some plans for later today.

Well, I hope you all absolutely LOVE this day!

Prom pampering …

Lib’s prom is this weekend and I am so excited for her! I do love to go ALL OUT over things like this and this event is no exception. We started yesterday by getting Lib’s hair cut and colored. A TOTALLY new look for her! And today she’s getting her first manicure and pedicure. Tomorrow we have even more planned to make her feel special. I LOVE IT!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get pampered!!!

My heart is full …

Both my “little” girls had a rough day today. Libs is OVER school, testing and college prep. And I don’t blame her! She definitely needed a BIG mama hug when I picked her up from school. My poor Reese fell twice today. She is not clumsy so when she falls it can really upset her. Falling twice had her in tears the second she saw me at the school gate. My poor baby! My heart hurts for both of them them. But today I was also reminded of what all these rough childhood days can lead to. Like seeing both my BIG kids out there adult-ing like champs today. Trust me, Sid and George had their fair share of rough childhood days too but to see them now, you would never know it. They are so ADULT-ISH. HA! I admit that the cuddles and snuggles that this momma gets to give and get from her “Littles” on yucky days like this can’t be beat. But neither can the joy I feel watching my older kids spread their wings and fly. Today reminds me that EVERY season in life has its ups and downs, but if you push through and lean on the ones who love you then there will be brighter days ahead. I also am reminded of how much love I have in my life. Not just to give, but also what I get back. I’m blessed and so incredibly thankful.

Well, I hope you all have a day where your heart is full!!!

A little break …

Life! I got so caught up in it again that I stopped my daily blogging. What seems like a good idea at the time often leaves me feeling NOT RIGHT. This blog keeps me positive. It MAKES me see the hope in each new day. It’s a habit I’ve taken seriously for many years now. So when I’m away, even when I feel I need to be, it just doesn’t feel normal. I can’t deny that writing and hoping have been a part of who I am for most of my life. ALL OF MY LIFE. I guess I just don’t know how to quit it. And that makes me happy.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you take a little break!!!