Being Empowered as a Person

Being Empowered as a Person

Hi everyone it’s Isabella! Today I want to talk about empowerment and what it means to me. My mom and dad speak on how to create empowered children a lot, but personally I do not believe many people understand what it means. This is because I see a lot of children and adults with the mindset of a victim. To be a victim is a choice in your mind. You can be a victim of many things or you can make that choice to stand up for yourself and be a survivor. I chose to be a survivor in life. Read more

Dealing with Changes

Dealing With Changes

Dealing with a major life change is a hard thing for anyone to get through despite support. My family has been wonderful in supporting my husband as we walk into new ground. My children feel safe and secure even though they worry about daddy. Read more

My Summer Vacation Plans

My Summer Vacation Plans

I have been dealing with a lot of pain recently and have decided to focus on the positive if I can for only a few minutes and talk about my summer vacation plans. I have plans to make a lot of new memories. They may not be remembered by me, but they will live on in my children, my wife, and my family. Read more

This Pain

This Pain

What is pain? Pain is knowing that you will never be worth fighting for in life. Pain is knowing that your life is a lie. Pain is reading how much your dad loves you and having him tell you to go find your new daddy. Pain is seeing your mother cry because your dad has snapped and punched her. Pain is when there is nothing else left to feel because even your anger has been beaten down. I am in pain. Read more

The Truth About CPS/DHS

The Truth About CPS/DHS

What is the purpose of CPS/DHS? Many people hear those letters and immediately think that their children are in danger of being taken away. I’d like to take the time to clear up misconceptions and set the record straight on what the exact role of this agency is in the community. Read more

This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

As with all of life’s great trials and tribulations this too shall pass. That is what I keep telling myself and my family, because what other option is there? Are we going to give up? That is not how our family works in times of crisis. Read more

I Ruined My Own Life

I Ruined My Own Life

It’s extremely easy to sabotage our own lives because we do not believe that we deserve happiness. We may not even be aware that we are doing this to our lives. That is why taking the time to think about if we are truly happy is so important. If we are not happy we need to identify the problem areas and actively work on fixing them instead of ignoring them and wishing them away. Read more

I Have Seen Too Much

I Have Seen Too Much

Hi everyone it’s Isabella! Today I want to talk about really sucky things happening in life and sometimes there is nothing you can do about it. I try really hard to be a positive person like my mother, but right now the one thing that I am positive of is that my life sucks. My mom says be real. Guess I am going to be real about it then. Read more

A Family Not Divided

A Family Not Divided

What defines a family? Biology? A piece of paper? Perhaps it is an unbreakable bond we call love. No matter what we shall be faced with we will do it together as a family. It’s how we have handled everything else and this situation will be no different. I have no plan and I have no more tears to cry for things which I can not change. I have God and my family, therefore I have all I need in this life to get by with His grace. Read more

To Breed or Not to Breed as a Quadriplegic

To Breed or Not to Breed as a Quadriplegic

There comes a time in everybody’s life when you decide whether not you should have a child, or as my snarky friends like to call it, breed. And as a woman in her late thirties, this is especially true. You think, “Should I try to have a baby before it’s too late?” But then you worry about your disability, and everything you cannot do. There’s a lot more to consider as a quadriplegic when this question hits you. Read more