Intense Love


It’s not the handmade cards, the breakfast in bed or even them asking over and over if I would like a milkshake on my special day…it’s just their beautiful faces smiling at me that I miss today.

Feeling their intense love from Heaven today!

Happiness Journal

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Our strawberries are ripening and the sun is shining ~ this makes me happy today. I also love that every time I’m outside the pinwheels at Anna and Abby’s Tree spin. I’m definitely feeling my girls presence today and that makes me extremely happy!!!

Heroes in Heaven

memorial dayI woke up this morning thinking of the many heroes in Heaven that fought for our country ~ our freedom.

I woke up thinking about Heaven and what it must be like to walk amongst these men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

I woke up thinking about my girls being in their presence and I smiled.

Today I remember the lives that have been lost.

Today I send love, joy and prayers to the families of those heroes.

Today I am grateful!


Yesterday I spent some time hanging posters and passing out info about our upcoming Love Rocks Run.

At one point I found myself standing looking at the poster of the run logo, on it a Love Rock with the fabric heart made up of these words ~ Anna, Abby, Love and Joy. I couldn’t help but be proud of my girls.

My friend reminded me of the word Hope today and I can’t stop thinking about it.

Anna and Abby represent Hope in the truest sense. Two lives that left this world way to soon but have shown that love and joy will always win. They have shown us that even though life circumstance can and will be extremely hard, having Hope as an anchor for our soul will keep us firm and secure.

Their legacy of Hope is what I’m thinking about today and I’m smiling because I’m so proud of them and feel so blessed by the lessons they are teaching.


Artwork by Maren Bickling 

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.  Hebrews 6:19