Surprise

Surprises come in all shapes and sizes. They can bring unexpected blessings or catastrophic misfortunes.  I've been the recipient of both and it has put me on a pendulum between happiness and sadness – loving life for its beauty, but hating it for its incredible unfairness. My most recent surprise was being invited to partake in … Continue reading Surprise

Building a Family

In a world where couples can barely stayed married overnight, I am proud to say my parents have recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. My parents were married on August 22, 1980. My dad was 22 and my mom was 20, four years later they had my brother Paul.  Three years after that came Ashley, … Continue reading Building a Family

#MillennialMonday : Redefining Religion

Religion has grown to hold a negative stigma in the past few years throughout our world.  This is surprising because the purpose of religion is to make us better people who live a virtuous life. However, it seems with each new up-and-coming generation, more and more individuals distance themselves from religion. Millennials, according to research … Continue reading #MillennialMonday : Redefining Religion

Count Your Angels

Death is a scary thing.  We don't know what it feels like.  We don't know what happens to us after we die. It can happen to anyone at anytime.  And the scariest part of death – it is inevitable. So it can be especially tough when it comes to a loved one getting sick and … Continue reading Count Your Angels

What’s Left Behind

"For college seniors there should be a week of being allowed to cry. Just break down and cry because you are scared and don't know what's next." -Bill Cosby Ain’t that the truth. But in all seriousness, college brings with it the last time we as human beings have a timetable for when things will … Continue reading What’s Left Behind

13 lessons I learned in 2013

13. Count to 10 and take a deep breath. My mom has always told me that patience is a virtue.  Unfortunately, I lack it. But what I have learned in 2013, is that sometimes you have no other choice than to be patient.  Whether its dealing with people who infuriate you, to worrying about things … Continue reading 13 lessons I learned in 2013

The words that gave me closure

Last month, Iwasgiven the special opportunity of saying goodbye to my grandfather in the most special way possible.  I was able to give the eulogy at his funeral, and some how I had to try and speak about this man's incredible life in just a few short minutes. I didn't know how to give his … Continue reading The words that gave me closure