Happy Birthday TATUM

 

8 years ago today…. I was given a LUCKY CHARM.

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What a gift, and what a SPECIAL GIRL for this world!

She is funny, smart, goofy, creative, and all those things together that make a LUCKY CHARM, LUCKY…with her in by my side each day the sun rises and the moon takes over I find my breathing, in and out, soft controlled and metered.  She brings me soft seas, and calm winds every time I look into her beautiful blue eyes.  I had two beautiful boys who bring me the joy of only two boys can, and I have a daughter, who brings me a vision of a better version of myself.

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LUCKY CHARM, thank you for all you do for me each day by being YOURSELF…I learn EVERYDAY to be my “best self” because of you….

I LOVE YOU!!

 

Happy Birthday……MOM

tired BUT INSPIRED….

Here we are rolling into the holidays…

 

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Halloween has come and gone….

Kids are already playing Christmas music, making Santa Lists, and thinking about the school break ahead….

I am ….

in hyper-production mode…

trying to settle the dust from a MAJOR SAND STORM that Knox County Schools has created for my son, Jack….

 

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I am trying to keep perspective and remember that NO matter what….Jack will be ALL that HE will BE…..

 

it’s a tragedy…a Comedy of Errors…

 

Shakespeare would have a DOZZIE with this one….

but he is NOT here, and I am….so I will TELL the TALE…

 

in my journey to INCLUSION…..

 

 

as my dear friend says…”don’t be rude, just include”….

these words mean more to me right now than the Lord’s pray….

 

if the “Lord were listening”  I KNOW HE WOULD AGREE…..

 

a FUNNY THING HAPPEN ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM….

 

…………….inclusion for all…..

 

So….

….into the Woods…we GO…

 

now to get Knox County to see the Forest for the Trees…..

 

Happy HolidayS’ …getting ready.. to all…this year has been…

 

 

WELL….LET’S JUST SAY…

 

 

BEEN….

 

A YEAR TO REMEMBER……

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I AM TIRED…BUT INSPIRED…

 

SO I WILL CONTINUE ON….

MY FRIENDS…

CONTINUE

ON….

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SHAKESPEARE HAS NOTHING ON

A “MOM” WITH A MISSION…

YOU CAN CALL ME STEPHANIE…ONLY THREE KIDS CALL ME MOM

JACK, LOGAN AND TATUM…

…….

……..

LUCKY ME.

Out and About Roaming Around….

Ok, how fast can a month go by these days?  Did we find some way to speed up time with our jazzy technologies?

Time is speeding past me and I am wondering if it’s just going to get faster as I get OLDER.

Somehow I think I am on to something, and if I picked up the phone right now and called my Papa he would laugh and tell me that time “INDEED gets faster, the slower you get, the faster it goes.”

This morning I sit here in a quite house with a bit of sorrow.  So many things have changed around me, so many things are changing.

Each day goes by with a little bit more done but a lot more things to figure out.

For every two things solved

Four new things pop up to be solved.

Such is LIFE

I know…..such is LIFE.

Working through the years each day with the living is just one step after another

I trust I know where we are going

But often I can’t see the path until the sign is behind me–

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