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Love Lifted Me

Wednesday, March 7th I celebrated my 20th anniversary with  my beloved Steve. He came into my life after a bitter divorce left me with two teenage girls who suffered emotional trauma from the separation. The girls were thirteen and fifteen and well on their way to being thirty. Although they adored Steve I am not so sure they were eager for the marriage.

The next several years were a long hard struggle. As the girls weaved in and out of their own frustrations in life, growing pains, and identity crisis’ we began to grow together as a family. And a great family at that. The glue that kept us together became fabricated through the hands of the Lord. We attended church every Sunday. Steve and I taught Sunday School and the girls were active in the youth group. Both girls accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior at the age of seventeen. That is another story in itself as Satan desperately tried to intercept this great moment in our lives. God prevailed though.

Twenty years later we are stronger than ever. On Saturday my wonderful husband surprised me not once but twice. He got us tickets to see the Broadway play Lion King. It was phenomenal. Before departing for the theatre he took me to the church and we renewed our vows. Another surprise he cooked up without my knowledge. Blessings have bestowed me from all around. Love is so precious. Especially when it rains down from God!

Live Life to th Fullest and Follow Your Dreams!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy. Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; It is not self-seeking, nor easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongdoing. It does not delight in evil, But rejoices in the truth. It always protects, trusts, hopes, and preserves. There is nothing love cannot face; There is no limit to its faith, hope, and endurance. In a word, there are three things that last forever: Faith, hope, and love; But the greatest of them all is love.
~1 Corinthians 13:4-7


Zippy Applehead Books

I am pleased to announce http://zippyappleheadbooks.com is now live. Please take a moment to view the site. Very shortly I will post other information on my books and will be blogging from this site also — mainly for kids.

Librarians, authors, adults, teens, and children from all over the globe will celebrate the power of words and stories during the annual World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday, March 9.

Remember 10daybookclub.com from 3/1-3/21 to sign up and review Giggly Gracie & Jammin’ Jane. It is free. The story of Giggly Gracie & Jammin’ Jane  is written in rhyme and verse with an 1800 word count and appeals to the 1st – 3rd grade age range. I would love for parents, teachers and children to all take an opportunity to read this story. Maybe even a classroom assignment for older students? Just a thought — they could sign up, read the book and give feedback. I would love to hear from the students. Thanks to all and don’t forget:

It’s a great day in the Wonderful World of Zippy AppleHead!


Live Life to the Fullest and Follow Your Dreams — no matter what age!!!!!

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

— Emilie Buchwald

…It’s Been So Painfully Long…

W-O-W it seems as it has been forever since I last made a post….mid June I believe. So much has happened that kept me away…it was called PAIN!!!

It began last April with a small painful kink in my lower back. Over the course of several weeks the pain became more intense and I was beginning to have less mobility. At the end of June I quit my 2nd job (yes 2nd) as the pain was intensifying.

In July I was informed I had spinal stenosis (a fancy word for arthritis) but the pain began to radiate over the hips, lower back and down to my ankles. An MRI revealed a synovial cyst on the spine and pressing against a couple of nerves. After a couple of shots under the trusty advisors of the x-ray machine I finally had emergency back surgery on December 7th. Although the arthritis will never go away I am pleased to say the surgery was a success and I am back in the saddle again Now, I might add here that in retrospect I found some fine fighting words of inspiration by a fellow blogger LeRoy Dean that literally made me fill full again as a writer. Thanks LeRoy!

He that will not reflect is a ruined man.
Asian Proverb

I will be back on a regular basis…have so much to write about…but until next time …. Remember…

To Follow Your Dreams and Live Life To The Fullest

See you soon…