The Baby Who Saved My Life

I have been unable to even begin to write about my pregnancy and birth of my 11th living child for months, until now, as if the depth of my experience was beyond any words or clever ways I could express... I write to you humbly, as a staunch pro-child, pro-life mother who loves to be [...]

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How to Survive Complete Loss of Power

It was an unusually perfect Friday morning. For Ohio, when there are no clouds and the weather is 72 degrees, even the trees seem excited. It was time to plan a last ditch-attempt trip for our family, perhaps a visit to Niagra Falls or something, before school starts... That was when the electricity guy knocked [...]

The Secret to Ending Animal Cruelty

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I had a boyfriend who owned a sweet Boxer puppy dog... In my "dating years," I went out with quite a few characters, let's say... In fact, I tended to date several guys at once because my rule was "no ring, no commitment..." This one [...]

Forgiveness Friday: I forgive you, Ms. Horse Lover

  (To go to the beginning of the story, please click here...) Dear Ms. Horse Lover, This letter is a long time in coming.... And it is with a strange blend of joy and sadness that I write to you. I know who you are.  While you have lurked in the shadows of my life [...]

Life Unexpected – Part VII… “Humility”

(To go to the beginning of this story, please click here.) I love people. From my earliest memory, and from stories my parents would tell me, I was never afraid of people, even if they had cruel intentions.  I love to look into each person's eyes, my favorite part about the human body... as an [...]