Tag Archives: Blessings

Choose to be Teachers and Students

My daughter and son-in-law asked me to speak at their wedding. I was honored but also hesitant–what could I, of all people in their lives, say about marriage? The only thing I know without a doubt. With their permission, here’s … Continue reading

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Blessing 27: Nelson

My father-in-law, Nelson Hawkins, was a blessing in my life for so many reasons. Even during the last few years, things between us didn’t change. Nelson continued to send me Mother’s Day cards, birthday cards, and Christmas presents–something no one … Continue reading

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Legacy of Love

Mother’s Day 2014 It’s hard to believe that I’m at the half-century mark in my life. As the years pass, I can’t help but reflect on my life and the people who have shaped me and the people I have shaped. … Continue reading

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You can judge me if you want to

You can judge me if you want to, but before you do, know that I primarily stayed in my marriage because of my son. Ian has been through so much in his nine years: He battled a cancerous brain tumor at … Continue reading

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Blessing 24: David

I’ve been counting my blessings for over two years now; it has helped me get through some difficult circumstances. Every time I’ve felt pain beyond belief, I’ve tried to find the things in my life that make me smile—the things … Continue reading

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Blessing 23: Pain, the Great Teacher

God grant me the serenity  to accept the things I cannot change;  courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. It’s not surprising that the serenity prayer is used in conjunction with addiction healing. Addictions … Continue reading

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Blessing 22: The Teaching Profession

If we are honest, we would have to acknowledge the fact that we are all teachers to some extent, whether we want to be or not. We have children and adults all around us who are watching us and learning … Continue reading

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