From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges


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Locked Away

I was reminded today that there are some who get me and some who don't by a simple "good morning"... Hey I don't got orange juice or milk. Can I swing by for breakfast. To some this will mean nothing.... Continue Reading →

Entertaining Strangers

I was asked yesterday what made me want to help people. A plethora of reasons popped in my head and it was hard to explain. The running joke in my house was that I've chosen to give back to others,... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day

We honored woman during our retreat this weekend. And today I honor and love three amazing women who love their children unconditionally. Manang, God has provided you the desires of your heart. You have a beautiful little girl who clearly... Continue Reading →

Brokenly Strong

I may be throwing myself a pity party. But, the beauty of this blog is I'm writing it because not only am I hoping I am reaching out to someone who can relate and needs the encouragement, but I'm doing... Continue Reading →

The Girl You Think I Am

It's been two years since you've left. I can't imagine my life without mom. I've been forced to imagine my life without you.

Colored Scarlet

Everyone has a past. Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone wonders why they chose to act one way versus the other. It's no secret that we are all humans, but it is what you make of those mistakes that make you who you are.


Tonight wasn't really about the food. Or the celebration of our 12 years of marriage. Rather, tonight was about taking a dream and going on an adventure.

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