Out With the Old, In With the New

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Another year has come and gone. Within the past year, so many things have transpired. Life has seen more share of downs than ups. At the end of the day, one thing’s for certain: I am 100% ready for 2017 to come to a close, and so ready for 2018 to make its appearance.

It is with that I say to you, I wish you all a safe, happy, and prosperous New Year filled with love, laughter, peace and joy. May you be and stay in good health, and may your families do the same.

I hope 2018 is everyone’s best year yet!

XO

-S

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He Gave Me a Leaf.

Today has been a pretty depressing day for me, and I’ve spent the entire morning crying. It’s just one of those days.

Meanwhile, my toddler is outside playing with daddy, and he runs in the house to me and hands me a shriveled and crunchy brown leaf. I immediately cried. This is the first thing he’s ever found and given me from outside. Most kids usually pick flowers. He picked a leaf. But he was proud of it, and so am I.

It’s incredible how such a small gesture could warm my heart so. It’s amazing how a teeny, insignificant little leaf could make me feel so many emotions, and pull at my heart strings.

If I would have seen it laying on the ground, it would have been like any other leaf. Meaningless, and one of many. I probably would have stepped on it without an afterthought. But because it came from him, that changed everything.

I am going to do my best to keep this little leaf safe forever. I want to have it when I’m old and remember my sweet, beautiful boy running to me with a smile on his face to bring me this leaf. I never want to lose this memory.

He gave me a leaf, and he stole my heart.

Human Trafficking: A Nightmarish Reality

Last night, as I was sitting and watching The Hunt with John Walsh (incredible show, by the way – I highly recommend it for those of you who haven’t seen it — and if you don’t know his story, his son was the little boy ‘Adam Walsh’ who ‘Code Adam’ at WalMart was created after – read the heart wrenching story by purchasing his book No Mercy) I was deeply saddened as the episode was about Human Trafficking and child prostitution. It made me want to learn more about how prevalent it is in my area, and what I found blew my mind.

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