On Valentine's Day 2002, my then boyfriend Glen drove almost 4 hours for a surprise trip to see me at college in northern Michigan. Before leaving for my night class, Glen told me that when I got back he would have dinner waiting for me. I thought to myself (I hope he doesn't make macaroni & cheese). When I returned from class, my apartment was dark. When I opened the door, I found Glen at the... read more >
When we lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana we frequented the Jefferson Pointe Chick-fil-A, Owned/Operated by Jeff H. My parents, my husband and I all went and it felt like "home", everyone on the team treated us like friends. We were so excited when we learned we were pregnant with our first child. Every time we went in the staff wanted an update on the progress of the baby. It wasn't going to be any t... read more >
My brother is the most thoughtful and loving man on this Earth, in my opinion. For 12 years he greeted our mother every morning with a smile and a biscuit for breakfast. She was 68 when she moved home from Florida and not in the best of health. She had lung disease and had been in a car wreck which left her with a left crushed hip and a right broken leg. Her heart was damaged also. After the hospi... read more >
Our local restaurant, Thompson Square, hosted a Valentine's Date Night and it was a top of the line event! They took reservations ahead of the event and when we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted at the door by a hostess, after walking under a wonderfully lit arch. She promptly escorted us to our reserved table that had been decorated with a table cloth, carnations, and stuffed Chick-fil-A ... read more >
In March 2005 I started a job about a mile from a Chick-fil-A and for the next five years, I went to Chick-fil-A for breakfast almost every work day. During that time, Mr. & Mrs. Kim, Ana the manager, and all of the staff of this Chick-fil-A became my friends and family.
In February 2009, I was diagnosed with liver cancer and needed a transplant. I can honestly say that I could not have gotten ... read more >
Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to be a husband and a father.
I remember thinking about the type of dad I would be and always hoped that I’d be a positive influence that didn’t inspire too many “daddy-issues” in my offspring. I can remember wanting to take my daughter out to a father-daughter something-or-other. I can even distinctly recall hearing about a father-daughter dance and... read more >
About three years ago, we brought my parents back to North Carolina from Colorado, as they both required nursing home care. My mom had Alzheimer's for about 8 years and my father had just lost a leg to Diabetes. With both of them being wheelchair bound, it was difficult to get around without help. Even then, it was not always easy to find places to eat out where there was room for both wheelchairs... read more >
My Mom, sister and I visited San Antonio, Texas from British Columbia, Canada to watch my nephew play football in a tournament, this game being against Team Europe (finals held in the Alamo Dome). He plays for Team B.C. (under 19's). As this game was being held in a stadium north of San Antonio, we decided to take a bus and get off at a small mall to do some shopping. We went for a late lunch t... read more >