I am a happily married, mother and Nonna. The youngest of 7 children from a loving Italian family. Life has taught me many lessons about love, loss, letting go, and trusting in gods plan even when I do not understand it.
I turned 50 this past year… this milestone had a much more profound impact on me than I was prepared for. I am aging, gracefully? Depends on the day. I have often wondered why we as women put so much emphasis on our beauty and the fact that as the aging process takes hold, we feel that the beauty we once enjoyed in forever lost. I am learning to embrace my crow’s feet, gray hair and all that comes with it. I am rediscovering myself, what matters most and what true beauty really is. My greatest accomplishment will not be how well I aged but what I leave behind in the hearts of my family, my grandchildren, my wonderful husband and friends. That my daughters know their worth and that I will have made a real difference in the life of others. My mother always said "pretty is as pretty does".
Throughout my life I have enjoyed great successes and I have suffered unbearable losses. I have been on top and know the joy of winning and I also know the humbling experience of defeat. I have had to deliver the worst news anyone could ever hear and I myself have had to hear words that brought unimaginable pain. I have sadly watched life end and I have rejoiced in watching new life come into this world. And on the days I could run the marathon and on those that I cannot imagine another step, it is my faith and my god who strengthens me. Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you enjoy it!