The 40 days of Giving Campaign for Erich McChesney was a success!

Hi All, so it’s been awhile since I have posted on here, but I thought this might be a great place to keep track of our fundraiser that we held for the first time this year in honor of Erich. We wanted to raise $10 a day for 40 days and we did that plus […]

what it takes to survive challenges

I am trying to help find ways to show/teach/encourage my daughter to thrive and survive these different stages of life she is travelling through.

Memorializing Erich

On This Day. 2 Years Ago. We Memorialized Erich McChesney at First Pres. in VB with songs, hugs, speeches, prayer, tears and bagpipes – and then the next day we set him free out on the water off 47th street with more hugs, love, toasts and songs. I wanted to grab all of the kind […]

Erich Gerald McChesney March 30, 1973-May 6, 2016

Published two years ago today, and it still reads like I wrote the words yesterday. It makes me happy to share this story about you Erich – even though it only captures a sliver of your life and the person you were – I think it gives those who knew you fond memories of our […]

Beautiful Words From Strangers

I received this link today to a wonderful blog from my preacher as he spends a few weeks in Africa (as he does regularly) with a team of people doing amazing things. Here he shares some simple and wonderful words from a connection he has there named Simon. Enjoy. An Excerpt: “The heart of a […]

5 Reasons Why I Love Girls on The Run (It is So Much Fun)!

If you are my friend, or even a vague acquaintance you have probably been given my “Why I love Girls On The Run” speech. Most of you politely nod and even eagerly agree about how wonderful it is and how fortunate we are to have such a great program for Girls available in our region. […]

The Big Scary Question Everyone Has….and Needs An Answer to…

We all have one. That thing in your life you constantly wonder about, ponder over, rationalize yourself in or out of again and again… It’s different for everyone – BUT yet the same. It drives us to live our life or change our life depending on where we are or what path we happen to […]