In the mid 1990's, my cousin, Connie, was trying to have another baby. She already had two healthy little boys, but suffered two heartbreaking miscarriages a couple of years after their birth. She began going to a specialist and soon after, became pregnant again and found she was to have a baby girl! How excited we were to hear of the upcoming bundle of joy to be named Emily Ann.
Everything se... read more >
I guess you could say that February 10, 2004 was not my best day. While my day started out as a routine business day, it ended in tragedy that changed my life forever.
While parking my vehicle at a hotel, an assailant jumped into the front seat of my vehicle, put a gun to my head and demanded money. I grabbed the gun while it was still in the assailant’s hand and noticed a second armed person app... read more >
We are huge fans of Chick-fil-A and our favorite is the Northpark Mall Restaurant in Davenport, Iowa. We're both retired so our schedules give us ample time to visit often. (And it ends the discussion on who has to cook dinner that night.)
The staff is very friendly, but our favorite is Marcie. We'll let someone go ahead of us just so she can wait on us.
My wife recently had a knee replace... read more >
My husband and I were so excited to welcome our 3rd child, a baby girl, on September 7, 2012. We have 2 boys (6 and 3) so this little princess was a special addition. Her birth was wonderful and we were in love with her from the start!
We were ready to leave the hospital 2 days later when a routine discharge revealed a congenital heart defect called a VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect). She was... read more >
As the details of my wedding day unfolded and decisions were being made, I began to think about and imagine what the entire day would look like. Not just the moments of the ceremony and the celebration with friends and family, but also the moments leading up to that glorious walk down the aisle.
I knew I would be surrounded by my sweetest and dearest friends during my last moments as a single wo... read more >
Blake was turning 16 and after diligently searching for a good deal within our price range, we found him a 1995 T-Top Camaro in his favorite color blue with only 37,000 original miles on the 18 year old vehicle. "Now, how do we give it to him?", was the question. Since our family loves Chick-fil-A, we conspired to meet at Chick-fil-A for dinner. There we had a Chick-fil-A team member attach the... read more >
The setting was my 12th Birthday Party in Columbia, SC circa December 1998. Picture a young girl getting ready for her birthday party. Mom was downstairs setting up the piñata, getting the tunes going on our boom box, and setting out the food and punch. The food consisted of an ice cream sundae station, chips & dip, and....(surprise Bianca!), a Chick-fil-A Nuggets Tray (maybe even two). Thanks Mom... read more >
A few years ago, I was alone on Christmas Eve for the first time. I was newly divorced and it was my son's weekend with his Dad. My daughters, both in their early 20's, were spending time with friends. I had just changed churches and didn't really know anyone there very well yet, and most of my friends were married and spending time with their families.
I had ordered a Chick-fil-A Nuggets Tray f... read more >