Category Lesson in Virtue

What I Learned From Watching My Friend Die of Cancer

  What I learned from watching my friend die of cancer September 21, 2012 was just two years ago. I can’t believe the time that has passed by as I recall the life and death of my dear friend Angela Faddis. My friend, a mother of two small children, was given the dreadful news that […]

A Modest Proposal

“Brady, Meghan is sick; we should pray and ask Jesus to go be with her. Will you lead the prayer?” This is the simple question I asked my then three-year-old son one morning while we were sitting at breakfast. He took a breath, contemplated for a moment (he was in deep thought apparently coming up […]

I was at a garage sale with my toddlers.

One morning when my son was an infant, I took him for an early morning drive to get him out of the house. We had no destination to reach and were casually driving through the neighborhood. I saw a few garage sale signs and I stopped at one that I saw selling a hammock. Oh […]

How do you say, “It is well with my soul?’

My dear friend Angela Faddis died from colon cancer at age 32 leaving behind her husband Chris and her two young children, Gianna and Augustine. With the year of her death passing just over a month ago, her husband has come out with a book titled It Is Well that speaks about their beautiful faith […]

Preparing him to leave me…

The fear I had when the doctor told me I was going to have a son is beginning to happen. When the doctor announced over five years ago that we were going to have a boy, I am ashamed to admit this, but I cried. Not because I didn’t want a boy, but because an […]

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 […]

Announcing VERA BELLA Catholic Girls’ Program

I have a vinyl wall art piece in my house that says, “In a world where you can be anything, BE YOURSELF!”  For many people in this world it is a lost truth because they neither know who they are or what they are created for.  For twelve years I have had the privilege of speaking to […]

Family Day: Change of Plans

It has been a little over two months since my good friend Angela Faddis passed away. Daily we still hear stories of the affect that Angela has had on so many. She exemplifies what I hope to do in my own life, which is to get myself to Heaven and bring everyone else with me! Angela wasn’t perfect, […]

My Last Words to Angela Faddis

I have not written for a while because a month ago I received news that my good friend Angela, wife to Chris Faddis and mother of two young children, was told she would only have a week to a month left to live because her stage-four colon cancer was no longer manageable. This past Friday, she […]