My Struggle with Anger

Anger is such a misunderstood emotion to me. I am going to admit lately I seem to have struggled with waves of anger. Everything from political issues to issues on the home front, it has been a challenge for me to stay cool. Somedays I am not mad at certain situations and other days no... Continue Reading →

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Messiness of Motherhood

Motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes. It comes in the most unexpected ways to some and never finds its way to others. I can vividly remember the day in January of 2003 when I was living on the campus of University of Houston and had gone to the campus health clinic for an issue... Continue Reading →

10 things Nursing has taught me

Happy Nurses Week! And Teachers Week! And any other profession out there who serves those in our community. I applaud you.  Hard to believe I have been a nurse for 13 years. Some days I feel like I am just getting started and other days I feel like I have been doing this a million... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Gigi

April 27, 2018 marks the day my paternal grandmother, Mary Emarine Taylor Mangrum, would have turned 101 years old. She departed from this life in 2012 at the age of 95. She had 6 children, 15 grandchildren and several great grand children. She was known by many names, Mom / Emmy / Gigi, but was... Continue Reading →

My Redemption Story

I love Easter. To me it is a time of renewed sense of who we are in Christ and what He did for us. It also means cascarones, chocolate Easter bunnies and family dinners. A few of my favorite things. But I can't help but think of my own redemption story. Each of us has... Continue Reading →

Day 4 – Thankful for you

Even though the day is about gone, it is still Thanksgiving in Texas. Today is day 4 in my 5 days of giving thanks. Today I am thankful for each of you. Those who read this blog, who I follow along with on social media, for my friends and family near and far. Two years ago my... Continue Reading →

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