August 26, 2014


Letting Go Of The Laughter


It has been two weeks today, since I got the text that Robin Williams died. I stared in disbelief at my phone, thinking certainly it was a hoax, the same kind that promises me I will make a dollar from Bill Gates every time I share a message...

May 17, 2014

The first time you hear the word “Mommy” you have no idea what that will truly entail. I had the privilege of mothering my son, Jonathan Maclain Stamper, for twenty years, three months, two weeks and five days, before he left home for basic training in the Coast Guard....

February 7, 2014

It is called SELF esteem for a reason, because it is ultimately our job to discover our own worth. It is an inside job, and there is nothing you can buy, nor anyone you can bring into your life, that can ever heal your lack. I grew up a freckled faced, red head and was...

December 15, 2013

Our Broken Christmas Tradition

Christmas comes faster every year.  It seems I have just put the last stray ornament away, and then it is time to drag those boxes out all over again.  It is with mixed emotion I do this, and I often question my resistance to the very that...

November 8, 2013

What You Do Matters

     I start my morning like I do most days, checking my emails, deciding what is important enough to read, or what I can tolerate emotionally.  My finger hovers over the delete button, as I scroll through all my messages.  There are several from env...

October 26, 2013

Today, is a new day, full of beginnings.  I have so missed writing. This is my first test blog, and  I am excited for the new direction my career is taking.  Like autumn, it is a time for old leaves to fall, and wait for the new growth.  Having faith in the bare branch...

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