The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

Cancer Reflections/Only a Child of Eight

As Bradley recently turned eight, my mind naturally turned back to when my first child (who was also eight) was diagnosed with cancer. I was 3 months pregnant with Bradley when I heard those four life-changing words: “Your daughter has cancer.” I remember one time when Bradley (age 3) had a cold; he asked me […]

Woman Power

Posted under Admit One, LOL, Love To Learn, The Unexpected - Oct 7th, 10 - 5 Comments

A few days ago, when I was entering H.E.B., I spied two guys desperately trying to separate their permanently nestled shopping carts. I felt like offering help (and needed a cart), so I asked the big dude if I could lend a hand and assured him by saying, “I  know this little trick.” So, I […]

Bradley Is Eight!

Posted under Birth stories, LOL, My Kids Make Me Smile - Oct 5th, 10 - 2 Comments

This truck was in front of us for awhile on our trip this summer. Here is a bit of the conversation: Bradley asks, “Daddy, are you following that truck?” Daddy utters, “Uh, no” Then I question, “Why do you ask, son?” Bradley explains, “Well, it has a sign on the back that says, ‘Follow me.’” […]

Texting a proposal?

I propose that men who desire to ask their future life partner for her hand in marriage refrain from using their own hands to text their proposal. Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t even think you should call them on the phone to make your wishes known. I personally think it needs to be in […]