“We Draw Our Boxes and We Count Our Blessings”

My husband, family and I have been through a terrible week. In fact, the worst week of my life up until this point. And as I sit here on my patio, grieving, praying, I am also incredibly grateful for the abundant blessings in my life. Here is the story in full detail. One that I…

The Importance of Teaching Finance Young

I have been incredibly fortunate in my life. My parents were incredibly hardworking and successful people. They were able to become successful during my formative years which in turn was a blessing and frustrating at the same time going into adulthood. I used to be super conservative on who I told of our success and…

You don’t always have to have it all together…

If anyone is like me, you are hard on yourself. The expectations you place on yourself are unrealistic and when things don’t all fall together, sh** hits the fan. For me what that actually means is crying, yelling, weight gain, stress eating, etc. When I turned 30, I expected for a magic change in my…

He wasn’t what she was expecting…Kneeling on One Knee

Tale #3 The week went by painstakingly slow for the two of them. Every day, she would go to work, then go straight to the hospital to keep him company in his recovery; having to leave him each night so that the both of them could get the proper rest they needed. She would read…

He wasn’t what she was expecting… Kidney Failure

Tale #2 Their courtship was easy. Almost too easy to be exact. Their dates consisted of coffee shops, concerts, fabulous dinners, and great times out with friends and family. Both of them knew early on that this relationship was the ‘the one’. They became best friends and life would never be the same without one…

He wasn’t what she was expecting…

Tale #1 Walking into their first date was something she was unsure about. He wasn’t at all what she was expecting or the type of man she had pictured herself with when she envisioned her future. Their two worlds could not have been more different. He was an athlete, tall, handsome, with kind eyes. A…