Everyone Needs “A Day You Were Born” Story 🎂

The following was written 8 years ago and posted to FB. I’m dusting it off again as a reminder of perseverance. Everyone needs a “day you were born” story. This year 2020 will go down as one to remember. Not seeing the forest for the trees, we’re knee deep in it. Minute by minute. Experience tells me we’ll look back on this day maybe not fondly but differently. This too shall pass. Always ♥️. Without further ado …

12/15/12 – FB On This Day

15 years ago today was a Monday. I went to work as usual; left to a late afternoon doctor’s appt only to be told, we are admitting you today!!! My mind was somewhere between panic and exhilaration. So much different than the first time around. Almost 10 years older but wiser (or so I thought). My parents were out of town at my Uncle Martin’s funeral. We were a week early; this was not part of the plan but looking back I realize that God’s plan worked exactly as intended for us on this day.

At 10:50 pm, Lulu Belle Dub made her entrance into the world and our lives were forever changed for the better. God gave us this sweet precious angel to take away the pain that was to follow five weeks later when we lost my mom.

Thank you facebook friends for my indulgence as I re-live this day with such bittersweet memories for me and my family. Make amends, pay it forward, and be grateful!! Tis the season!!! XOXOXO

Share Your World ~ 12/15/20

Happy Tuesday! Yesterday Melanie posed the following questions and today I’m answering. If you’d like to join in the Q&A, here are the rules and ping back.


  • What news event do you vividly remember hearing about as a child, and where were you? I wasn’t the most observant child. I don’t remember paying attention to the news. I guess the first news event that struck me was when the Challenger exploded. I was watching on TV with a coworker in our break room and we couldn’t believe our eyes. Completely stunned. Such a sad tragedy.
  • What is a Christmas song that makes you cringe? Hmm. Good question. I like most if not all. I’ll spin this, “Joy to the World” is my most favorite.
  • What is one place you shop(ped prior to Covid) that might have surprised people? No surprises. My favorite shops are at the Alamo Quarry.
  • What is your least favorite holiday side dish? Yams or sweet potatoes 🍠 bleh. Even marshmallows can’t make them better.
  • Gratitude section. I’m above ground and breathing. That’s something. Not meaning to be flippant. It’s priceless actually. I realized the prompt was to tell of something heartwarming that recently happened. I’m verklempt over here and unable to write about it. But my heart is full.