Jonk

“Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.”  -James Baldwin The first time I heard my daughter say "jonk", I had to do a double take.  Not because I did not understand what she was saying, but instead because I knew exactly... Continue Reading →

Juggling 7 children, a full-time job, and a personal life is challenging to say the least.  Needless to say, sometimes my daughter's felt like they could not, or maybe should not ask for my time.  So, to adjust for this I built time into my schedule to spend time with each of them one-on-one.  Initially,... Continue Reading →

Grateful Much?

A little over a year ago, I saw my dad for the first time in more than 10 years, which does not say a lot as before that I had not seen him since I was about 8.  Like many children, I grew up without my dad.  I knew he existed and for a large... Continue Reading →

The Dream Giver

I remember the first time I felt like I was "special" and put on Earth to do amazing things.  I think I must have been in high school or maybe it was middle school.  I remember holding the dream close to me and not wanting to say it out loud to anyone.  Eventually, I could not... Continue Reading →

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