Looking Back on 2009..

This past year has been filled with many ups and downs. I have lost two friends and gained many more. I’m not quite sure where this year has gone, but it has been a year to remember. Life moves in mysterious ways and only God knows what path you are to follow. My divorce was final this year, Julia started middle school and Michelle finally made the Honor roll at school. I have had some major economical setbacks and with having no job opportunities has left me penny pinching everyday. My kids do come first but I try to keep my spirits up and hope that one day someone will come along who will be there for me, and want to be there. I have many close friends and I thank God each and everyday for them.

My brother Charlie became a new daddy this past month. Alexis Jade Dockins, 4lbs, 16oz, 17 inches long.. She is the tinest thing, her head can fit in the palm of my hand. 

I’m so proud of him and he is so happy. Both of my brothers have made better lives for themselves. My sister and her family are doing well as always. Her husband was accepted to the Greenwood police department, OOHHRAH!!!.

I finished up my first semester at ECU and about to jump into another one. This next semester will be a tough one. I have to teach five lessons this year, it should be interesting. I’m done with Carteret Community College finally, and I am on my way to big and better things.

I will leave you with some pictures of this past year.. Can’t wait for 2010… 🙂

Catholic Baptism

Cedar Point Camping

Myrtle Beach Excursion

Flanners Beach Camping

The Point


Blistering Friday Morning.

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post and I feel my life has changed quite a bit since then. It has been a very enlightening couple of weeks to say the least.

Lets just say that when I awoke this morning to a beautiful sunrise in my backyard, I thanked God for being here. The wind was bone crushingly cold as I stood in awe of the sun coming up in the distance. As I stood there shivering in the wind, but quite warm in thought, I started to reflect back on how I got here in the first place. It has been a long while since I was able to relax and have no emotional stress in my life. Yes I’m struggling with finances, relationships, kids, and just life in itself but, I’m here. I have so many good friends, family, and a wonderful God who allows me to catch these perfect moments in life. Who knows what could happen tomorrow, but all I know is, is this was my moment to breathe, and be thankful for what I have in front of me. I choose to never let it go, and this is and will always be apart of me and who I am. I love my God and I know he loves me. What ever path he chooses me to be on I will try my hardest to be steadfast and do what is right. Keeping ALL of my friends close to my heart and loving each and everyone that comes into my life.

I wish Everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful and Happy New Year..

Be Safe and have Fun…. See ya in 2010 🙂