Monday, May 10, 2010

All For Him

"What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead."

Philippians 3:8-11

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Love life.

There is so much to life. So much. Live it. Love it.

Mom always encouraged us to follow our dreams. We did. Thank you mom for your love and encouragement and for believing in us - always. I miss you.

"So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad." Ecclesiastes 8:15

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

for Relay for Life

In light of the Christmas spirit.... This past weekend, First Bank and Trust of Perry, Oklahoma, allowed me the opportunity to provide families with studio sittings for donations to Relay for Life. Wow. A very busy weekend with 58 families/children sitting with studio black, white and christmas. The ladies at FBT provided an amazing Christmas background and numerous props for children. I will have to admit, the number in the short time was a record for me- but it went very smoothly with the help of the wonderful staff of FBT. The images will all be uploaded in my online gallery by Wednesday. Wow - again. But it was definitely worth it, and provided Christmas images to families with donations going to a good cause- Relay for Life. Having three people in my life directly affected by cancer- it's the least I could do. (Although being around all those children the past couple of days, I was bound to get the flu- and I did.)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

In the Beginning

Initially, I started this blog to comfort my mother because she kept insisting I go to Spain. I wasn't going to go- no way was I going to leave her. But I remember thinking if I made certain that everyone understood what needed to be done- they would understand her suffering. In the beginning, the first entries of how, I did not publish (until later). Now, I am so thankful I started and continued the blog- truly I am. My mother's suffering should not be in vain. She was the most loving, merciful and encouraging person I have ever known. I miss her dearly.

Momma- I love you so much. I miss you more than you can ever imagine. I miss your love. I miss your smile. I miss your voice. Oh sweet momma- you had the most beautiful voice... Thank you for your love- and sacrifice. You were one big bundle of love. Thank you for believing me and encouraging me and for being there for me every step of the way. Momma, I will take the strength that you have given me through your everlasting love- and encourage others. I will.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Wanderlust Blog

We are re-launching our blog, The Wanderlust Blog, documenting our trip across Spain and previewing our book Una Vida, Un Camino: Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Francés. Check it when you can. Thank you for your time!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

In Dedication

Our book, documenting our trip across Spain, is now available at the link below.

Una Vida, Un Camino: Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Francés

Momma, I love you. And I dedicate this book to you- and everything that you were, and all the good that remains on this earth because of your sacrifice and love. I hope that this book brings you joy. I love you momma.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I still often think of calling mom when something happens in life that I want to share with her. Reaching for the phone, I start to cry sometimes. And realize... she is living it with me now.

I love you mom. Always and forever.