A Princess Never Cooks


I saw a t-shirt today with the words, “A princess never cooks.” If you knew me, you would know how much that statement would apply to this princess.

On Mother’s Day, I would like to remember the men in my life.

Beginning with my grandfather to my dad, husband, brothers, and son-in-law, I have been treated like a princess my entire life. I have been ridiculously blessed which is  not a term I use lightly.

The benefit of strong male influences has made me a better daughter, sister, wife, and mother. These men have not granted or permitted me to do anything. They have not ruled my life but have encouraged me and loved me. Love is more important than anything.

Having strong men in my life has made me a strong female. In turn, this gives me the freedom to share my hopes, dreams and desires with others. As a Mom, I want my daughters and granddaughter to know this is unique to our family and to most families. These great guys make my life happy and peace-filled.

It is also a daily reminder of our Father in heaven who calls me and all women “daughter” – what a joy, what a gift, what a comfort!

We are all daughter of the King. The Lord encourages us, walks with us through this earthly life, and waits for us in glory.

On this Mother’s Day, I give thanks for the men who have been so present in my life. But, I especially thank the Lord for being a heavenly Father who will never disappoint me and who guides and leads me daily.

I’m a princess, indeed.

“…and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me,
says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18

Mother’s Day


I have to admit something to you. I don’t really like Mother’s Day.

I know that may seem somewhat controversial since I am the loving mother to three girls. But, let me explain. I waited eight years into my marriage to have children and it was only after my first daughter was born that I realized every day henceforth was going to be Mother’s Day for me.

My three girls gave me a new perspective on life. I have always believed that I was lucky, but after my children were born, I knew I was lucky. Those feelings remain to this day. I also know that it is easy to become a Mom but it is not so easy to be a really good Mom.

The nicest compliment I ever received was when my own mother told me what a great job I was doing raising my daughters. I knew the compliment was sincere because it came from someone who truly understood what being a great mother was all about. High praise indeed.

I don’t need gifts, flowers, or chocolates… God has already blessed me with more than I can ever repay. Their names are Taylor, Tori, and jj.

I am happy on this Mother’s Day and I am happy every day. My precious girls. My precious God.


How happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways! You will surely eat what your hands have worked for. You will be happy, and it will go well for you…May the Lord bless you from Zion, so that you will see the prosperity of Jerusalem  all the days of your life, and will see your children’s children. ~Psalms 128:1-2, 5-6