Life is always going to be filled with challenges. The important thing is when you can look back over your life and see all the people who have inspired you, molded you and shaped you to be who you are today.  My parents (Tony & Carol) have been with me through thick and thin and for years of love and support I owe them nothing short of everything. My ‘sisters” who have become my family have all been my rock, my outlet, my support system for which each one plays a significant role in my life (Joann, Jessica, Courtney, Keila). It is also my extended family (thankfully so many to name) but all who show me constant love and support throughout the years that made me know what it was like to be part of a family even though I am an only child. I can thankfully say my cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents all played a huge part in loving me to be the woman I am today.

Lastly but certainly not least this blog and my lifelong work is dedicated to the love of my life (Mario).  He helped me to see a different way of life. A life filled with love, passion, laughter and thankfulness to the Lord above. He inspires me everyday to be a better person and encourages me daily with his love, kind words and self-less actions. He has shown me what true love really is and has lifted me to a level of happiness I didn’t know was even possible in life.  He is an amazing gift from God that I am so grateful to have by my side.

It can’t go without mention the value of the relationship I have formed with Jesus Christ.  I can honestly say that when I had no where to turn, felt lost and confused, he saved me.  He lifted me up and gave me purpose. He loved me when I felt unlovable. He inspired me to keep going and directed my steps to a purpose driven life.  He is my Lord, he is my Savior, my Father and my Best Friend.  If you don’t have a relationship witht he Lord, I urge you today to just sit down and open your bible.  He will speak to you with his words. You will find direction and strength in his promises.  He loves all of his children so very much and all he wants is to have a relationship with you TODAY!