Category AFE Survival

If I got pregnant again, I could die: but I wish I could have 10 kids

Above is the title of my latest blog on I really shared my heart with this one. I wasn’t sure if I should share my personal longings and heartache with the world about not having more children, but I felt like it might help others, so I shared. Since the blog was posted yesterday I […]

Examining My Priorities

Happy birthday to my beautiful, kind, loving, joy-filled daughter who turned three-years old today! Although I do not share face pictures of my children online, I thought I would share this one of her yesterday as she dressed up for her birthday. She is getting to be such a big girl!! When I think that […]

Let Your BODY Speak a Language of LOVE Through CHARITY!

It has been a while! I’m sorry I haven’t blogged lately; I have been very busy! I have 90 girls registered for my Vera Bella Arizona Program along with a Virtual Program starting in August and am knee deep in details and organization! My children and Vera Bella are keeping me very active in wonderful […]

My Birthday Wish!

Saturday, June 15, 2013 I celebrate another year of life! It’s a blessed reminder to me of how grateful to God I am for being alive and well! For my birthday this weekend, I am celebrating with my wonderful husband, my two beautiful children, some close friends, and my incredible family; that is all I […]

Have You Thanked a Nurse Today?

With my eyes wide open, I laid on the ground next to my grandma’s bed in the guest room when she came for a visit at age 93 (she is now 101 years old). During her visit to Arizona (from Minnesota) she contracted a bad cough. It progressively got worse during the night and so […]

700 Club Segment Link of My Survival Story

Here is link to my AFE survival story segment airing on CBN’s 700 Club stations today. So happy my story is getting out even more! Hopefully it will reveal the great power of prayer! Please share it with others! Seeing it makes me remember how amazing so many were in coming to Ella’s and […]

A Stranger No More

You would think since I wrote a book entitled The Day I Died that I would have finally solved the mystery of what happened the one day in 34 years that I do not remember. Although the book helped me piece the event together, there are still so many things I want to know. As I […]

Celebrating A Year Later

On July 28, 2011, I returned to the hospital where I gave birth to Ella one year ago, the same place I died and was revived back to life. I invited the doctors, nurses and staff to a party to celebrate this glorious one year birthday of Ella and anniversary of my survival. The staff […]

Ella’s 1st Birthday and the Anniversary of My Survival

A year has gone by right before my eyes. Thursday, July 28, 2011, marks the one year anniversary since the birth of my little Ella where I died for 10 minutes and came back to life a changed person.  I’m not sure how to feel this week. It’s bitter-sweet. On one hand, I am almost […]

My Birthday Wish

The picture to the left was me this time one year ago, happy as can be with my son and with my sweet Ella on her way, just one and a half months before my life was turned upside-down. Each holiday or special occasion that has come and gone since the day I died is special. […]