It was a wonderfully blessed day!

by Stefany on May 6, 2014

One of the most rewarding things I have found in my life as a mother is seeing the presence of God in my kids’ lives. This past weekend was one of those moments where I was able to see it very brightly.

Johnny made his First Communion on Saturday. He was dressed up and looking so handsome.

Johnny First Communion

Seeing his love for Jesus has been such an amazing thing for me. Watching him pray, sing his love, and be the sweet Christian boy I know he can be is one of the best things that has happened to me as a mother. My hope for him is that he will continue to grow in his love for Jesus and get to know Him more and more and how His presence affects his life.

Johnny First Communion on steps

I also hope that he continues to be the boy I know him to be. He is a loving son, loving brother, and the most amazingly kind young man. I am so proud of the boy he has become and can’t wait to see the man he is destined to be.


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Oh what a difference a year makes!

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Yesterday was a very rough day for my family. Our sweet 3-legged rescue dog, Lucky, had to be laid to rest. She became ill when I was in Detroit on Thursday when she had a seizure. She recovered from it but was just not quite herself. She had one more on Friday evening and really didn’t full recover before another very early on Saturday morning. It was about 2am when I went outside and talked to my sweet girl who was just not responding any longer. I petted her, loved on her, and just tried to let her know I was there. Lucky stayed unresponsive. On Saturday morning, Lucky was much worse. She was completely unresponsive and her breathing was labored. She was in obvious […]

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December 15, 2013

With each day of this year, there have been struggles. We started off the year with Jemma in the hospital and have since lost our house, I have been diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and deal with severe pain daily, and things have just been hard. We have dealt with death of a pet, loss of belongings, and so much more. It has been difficult to stay positive day in and day out. Our financial world was flipped upside-down and, if you are in a relationship, you know that is one of the worst things to affect it. We have made sacrifices and so have our kids. We don’t have the life we used to have. Being together is sometimes harder to imagine than being apart. […]

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