Category: Personal

Thanks!

I had a wonderful birthday yesterday. Friends travelled a couple of hours and family made a point to come and share an evening with me as I celebrated a half century. My eldest daughter went out of her way to make this happen and that means so very much to me! It was almost a …

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50 years!

What happened? I woke up this morning and realized that 50 years had gone by in the blink of an eye! I don’t know about you but I used to think that was a long time and “they” were old people. All of a sudden a 40 year old woman is a “hottie” and 50 …

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Thank you!

That’s something we don’t say often enough. Sure, we usually remember to say thank you for the big things. We had a lot of people provide support in many ways over the last couple of years and I’m sure we thought thank you but I’m not so sure we really said thank you. To my …

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21 Years ago today….

There was a great historical event. I married the most wonderful woman in the world. My mother was broken hearted when she realized she was in second place! Denise was a single mother raising two young children when I met her. She is beautiful, vibrant and intelligent and she stole my heart. With Dana and …

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Survive to Thrive

We were at Connexus on Sunday and the message was about surviving versus thriving. The main point is that there is an spending epidemic in our society today and you have to wonder what has happened to our values. Marriages are suffering and people just don’t know what to do. Finances are one of the …

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Gone again!

Be careful what you teach your kids. They just may pay attention! My youngest left the nest again this morning. Last time he was off to Quebec to learn some French. He discovered it wasn’t what he expected and came back home. We really tried to reinforce that it wasn’t a failure but just an …

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Be prepared!

That’s the Scout motto. So simple and yet really sage advice. When I was selling insurance, I regularly told people that they should be prepared and that insurance was a part of the solution. At the time, I was selling from the heart with the belief that “stuff” can happen. It was difficult to be …

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Five months ago today….

My life changed forever. My son Brett passed away after fighting Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma (Cancer) for almost two years. Before cancer struck, he was in the best shape of his life. He was on track to become a policeman, a competitive weight lifter (we didn’t know that until after!).  He is the father of a five …

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