I am at home today enjoying spending this day with the women who have impacted my life in ways they will never know. Happy Mother's Day to my mom, grandmothers, sister, aunts and all those who have been "spiritual" mothers in my life. I am so blessed!
"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and laughs at the days to come." Proverbs 31:25
It has been a few weeks since I've blogged. To say the end of the year working at a school is busy is an understatement! But, I wouldn't trade my busy days and nights for the world. Hoping to get back into a better blogging routine this summer!
Today, I just wanted to share some posts from around the blogosphere that really spoke to my heart this week or blogs that I love to follow -
I love Elizabeth over at The Young Retiree and The Young Retiree Eats - Go visit and follow her as she continues on her health journey! She posts amazing meal plans each week and blogs about her life on the west cost.
This is a sponsored post written in my own words on behalf of the American Cancer Society as a part of their 100th Birthday Celebration!
Cancer is not a word that any family member wants to hear on the other end of a phone call, yet it seems that we all know someone who is suffering with this disease. My family has been faced with this vicious disease five times - with both my grandmother and my aunt being breast cancer survivors. Other family members were taken from us too soon by lung cancer because of their smoking habits.
The American Cancer Society campaign celebrates beating this disease so survivors can celebrate another birthday. The society itself was established in 1913, and on May 22, 2013, will celebrates its 100th birthday! It is the world's leader in the fight to end this disease and has played a role in nearly every cancer research breakthrough in recent history.
Last year, I signed up to be a part of the historic research study called the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The study helps researchers understand how to prevent cancer and save lives. Their goal is 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the US by the end of 2013. I encourage you to get involved with this study if your family has been affected by cancer.
Watch this video for more information on the progress the American Cancer Society's made in the fight against cancer!
We LOVE baseball in our family, so we were all thrilled when my oldest nephew, Connor, decided he wanted to follow in his great-grandfather and grandfather's footsteps to play baseball!
Last year he was on a t-ball team, but this year he moved up to Double AA baseball using a pitching machine. Opening ceremonies and his first two games of the season were this weekend. He went 5 for 5 batting and is the best left-fielder ever! (Ok, I may be a little bias!)
Here are a few of my favorite pictures from this weekend.
We were all so glad Pop and Nana (my mom and dad) could be with us for the day!
In his first at bat of the season, he hit an in-field home run. The coaches and team gave him the game ball! So proud of my little buddy.
Kisses from Aunt P!
Every year we take a photo together at the end of his first game. I hope that over the next eleven years his love for baseball will continue to grow and that I will have a timeline of ball park photos to share with him. I will be his #1 fan!
I am a 'door-keeper', daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend to many. I am a single young lady trusting the Lord and the plans he has for my life. I was born in sweet home Alabama and love being a G.R.I.T.S. girl (Girl Raised in the South).