Thank You to the Faithful Law Enforcement Officers of This Country

Thank You to the Faithful Law Enforcement Officers of This Country

Last week, I was thrilled to have the honor and privilege of being the guest speaker for the graduation of Chattanooga Police Department's Police Academy Class 2017-1. It was wonderful to be back in Chattanooga, but it was really special to be in the presence of some of my favorite and most highly esteemed people on the planet.

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A Sweet Reminder of Mom through Our Baby

 I wrote this on Instagram and thought to share it here. This is from our play time outside yesterday. :) 

I wrote this on Instagram and thought to share it here. This is from our play time outside yesterday. :) 

Tomorrow it will be 2 years since Mom died. 💐God was so kind to give me a baby who has eyes and a nose like her! 💕

Priscilla was almost born on her birthday too. When she looks at me, I see so much love and in some ways...a glimpse of Mom. 🙏

Sometimes it makes me cry and reminds me that she's gone, but mostly I am happy and at peace that I get to see her in Heaven one day! The precious and amazing gift from Jesus cannot compare to anything in this world. We are so grateful to the Lord for that! ❤️

 

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Communication: No Kidding

Communication: No Kidding

When Franicia and I were courting and then when we were newlyweds, we would kid around with each other from time to time. Personally, I figured that I was showing my love to Franicia when I would kid around like I showed my love to my brothers growing up. Something interesting would happen when we would joke with one another, though -- often, one of us would get our feelings hurt.

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Good Morning Song: Memories of Late Mother Anicia

Mom in Saipan used to sing this to us as little children at times. I miss her.

The past couple of months I've been greeting our children this way before we start our day and when I'm out of my room. If Tim and I are up early we'll greet our children together.

I still get my snuggles and kisses in bed when the early ones come to me in the morning, but this is something I can tell they really enjoy hearing every day even in the midst of challenging times.

Song Lyrics Added by Request

Good morning! Good morning! 
Good morning! How are you?
Good morning! Good morning!
I'm fine. Thank you!
(repeat twice)

Honoring Our Veterans

Honoring Our Veterans

I wonder if a lot of older veterans love telling "sea stories" because while they serve they have to be pretty quiet about a lot of things for safety. We experience various things as a family and some things are pretty amazing, but only those we love, trust, and get to talk to in person get to hear some of it. That can make for interesting communication....

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