Mommy. Mom. Mother. Friend


Thank you for planning and preparing for me so tenderly before you ever even met me.

Thank you for showing me “my first love” starting with my very first breath.

Thank you for letting me be creative, explore the world around me and grow into my own little person.

And thank you for shielding me from things that could have harmed me and for introducing me to Jesus.


Thank you for laughing, playing and encouraging me to always look at the positive in a very negative world we live in.

Thank you for teaching me, encouraging me and pointing me in the right direction when things were not always clear.

Thank you for including God in everything and helping me to put Him first in my life.

And thank you for showing me the importance of family, commitments, honesty, and integrity.


Thank you for always believing in me, even through the times that I have failed you and I have doubted myself.

Thank you for praying, trusting God and keeping your faith, through your own storms. You have set a wonderful example of perseverance to follow.

Thank you for loving my husband, encouraging my children, and supporting our family like you do.  Your love has beautifully multiplied over the years.    

And thank you for being there for me, (distance isn’t as hard) because you have always made yourself available no matter what.   

My friend,

Thank you for all of the silly, singing, dancing, laughing till we cry, or crying until we laugh moments that we’ve shared. 

Thank you for lifting me up when i’ve fallen,  for speaking wisdom from your heart and for sharing the word of God into my spirit.

Thank you for understanding the importance of “our time” together. Over the years, we have experienced many irreplaceable moments together because of this.

And thank you for being a person without judgement, a friend without drama and a consistent, confidential shoulder to lean on. 

I’m so thankful God made YOU for ME!
Me and MOM

You were first my Mommy,

And then became my Mom,

But forever you will be…

My Mother…and my Friend!   




“Let it Go!” ~written by a Wife, Mom and Mimi


Why is “Letting Go and Letting God” one of the hardest things to do in our walk with the Lord?  Only sometimes are we able, without a question, to boldly drop it all at his feet and release it to God. But yet, when we choose to “Release it” or “Let it Go” we are allowing or enabling ourselves an escape from confinement; setting ourselves free from it. So I’ve had to ask myself….and I am asking YOU now. Why on earth would we choose to be confined by our situations and struggles, if we know that we can fully release them to God and be set free from them?

There are times that we become free from things, and because of doubt, fear, or lack of control, we slowly become held captive by them again. It’s better to continue to release it to God (daily) than it is for us to take it back and put it upon ourselves again and again. We can always depend on God’s ability in the outcome over our own.  He knows the BIG picture for our lives. He knows exactly what we need to strengthen our walk and draw us closer to him. He knows what we can use (after going through it) to bring him glory. We simply cannot choose to rely on ourselves over relying on our great God… for Anything!

“Letting God” becomes an act of faith in trusting our all-powerful and all-knowing God to handle it for us. Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.

Let’s face it, every one of us deals with different life circumstances and situations. Each of our personalities and spiritual walks are different too. But through every situation in my life and as I have ministered to others going through difficult times, I have concluded the same thing. When we go through times and simply have no control, we all come to a point of knowing, that we cannot do it on our own.  Thank goodness, all we need to do is “Let Go and Let God.”  In that time, we need to know that no matter what, he will never lose control.  If we have chosen to release it to him in faith…then we have to pray and trust him to completely handle it.  Proverbs 3:5 ~Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

The sooner we can fully “Let Go” and become free from what has captured us….The sooner we can see his work, heal and grow through it all. Relying on him (who can do ALL things) takes it off of ourselves (who can’t completely do anything without him) and allows us to refocus on Everything!

“Letting God” should be our first choice in everything. We should quickly run into his open arms. “Letting Go” should be an easy decision. After all, we know that even through our very toughest times, he is still working things out for our good. Jeremiah 29:11 ~For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Do you need to “Let Go and Let God” for the first time?  Or once again?

 This is my prayer….maybe it can also become yours.


Allow me to see you in all of life’s test and trials, just as clearly as I do in my triumphs and victories. Help me to rely on you first and be able to Let GO of the things I cannot control or change. Help me to understand I have the ability to not be held captive by life’s situations.  Give me the strength to trust you even when I do not understand or see your works.  I know you hold my family and my future in your steady, faithful, everlasting hands. Teach me to Let Go and Let YOU Lord!