dogs · Uncategorized

Talking ‘Bout My Girl 🐾

I am a proud doggie momma and I don’t care who knows it! Actually, I do care, because I’m sharing our experiences in hopes others will find hope and encouragement from our journey 🙂. That line just sounded like it belonged but I digress… MY GIRL LIBBY!! She is doing SO well in her therapies!… Continue reading Talking ‘Bout My Girl 🐾

Faith · Health · Uncategorized

World Ostomy Day 2021

Pre-op (2017) // post-op (2020). A total colectomy by two incredible surgeons and the grace of God saved my life. Updated “Ripley’s Day” blog post Today, the UOAA, United Ostomy Association of America, and anyone who can identify, celebrates the miracle that an incredible amount of us live with, called “ostomy”. Many ostomates and advocates… Continue reading World Ostomy Day 2021

Faith · Recovery · Uncategorized

Ditches to Platforms

Have you ever fallen in a ditch? I mean, for real. Maybe you weren’t paying attention (phone or no phone involved) and whoops! Down you go. Who put that there!?!? Or maybe it’s just a little trip and a strained ankle - or a skinned knee if it’s a little more aggressive stumble with some… Continue reading Ditches to Platforms

Faith · Recovery

National Recovery Month

On the (Autumn) road to recovery. September has less than a week left but I can’t let it go by without sharing something recovery related because after all, September is National Recovery Month in the U.S. For this year’s recognition, I thought I’d share one of my favorite, “git right down to the nuts &… Continue reading National Recovery Month

Faith · loss · Nation · Uncategorized

Where Were You?

8:46 a.m. September 11, 2001. Twenty years ago. I remember like it was yesterday. Where were you when airplanes were turned into flying bombs over the United States? I have a friend that was in New York City. I didn't lose anyone close to me, but proximity (geographically) wise, I wasn't that far away. I… Continue reading Where Were You?

camping · dogs · travel · Uncategorized

Driveway Camping

I do miss the great outdoors and camping in the elements but this weekend, its all about camping at home.

Faith · Recovery · travel · Uncategorized

Where is Your Treasure?

My husband and I have had this conversation often, where he says he used to have a t-shirt that said “He who does with the most toys wins” - and how “80’s” that was; how erroneous it was. I have since added to our discussion and revised that quote; “He who dies with the most… Continue reading Where is Your Treasure?

dogs · Uncategorized

National Dog Day 2021

Seizing the moments with our furry-girl, Libby 🐾💜 Our old dog takes a walk on National Dog Day 2021

Recovery · Uncategorized

Marking a Milestone

"My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus' blood and righteousness..." (Solid Rock, Edward Mote, 1834). Now, I know that not everyone reading this feels the same, and I’m only sharing where I’m at, but whether or not you can relate to my faith walk, I’m thinking if you've spent some time on the… Continue reading Marking a Milestone

dogs · Uncategorized

Breakfast at Libby’s

Yum! We have a senior pup that we absolutely adore. You may have already known that from my previous posts or the multitude of pictures (& videos) but what you may not know is what we do to combat the diseases trying to take over her body. You may find yourself in this place too… Continue reading Breakfast at Libby’s