Gratitude

The South Some Years Ago

“Hush Little Baby” “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.” This Norman Rockwellish southern bedtime ritual anticipates the cooing of a...

How a young boy turned his life around

July 17, 2002 a boy by the name of Jake was born. Little did he or his parents know but he was born with a different mind from the rest. He was born with addiction disorder. All he wanted...

Friends

My brother was very tough guy. He always looked down on me because I was a girl, and I was 4 years younger. My whole childhood I wanted to just be accepted by him. I dreamed about him...

Shoes

A couple seasons ago, I was coaching at for my first time at a very awesome elementary school in Des Moines, IA. My team was an amazing group of girls- some who had participated in the...

“Our Journey”

My name is Donna and i would like to share “Our Journey”. It’s the short version about my life and how three kids saved me. It was produced for the foster care system. It...

The Power Of Everyday Heroes

You have no idea of your power to influence. It’s often the smallest acts that make the biggest difference. My story is of how a child survives (and goes onto thrive) when the system...

The day a call saved my life.

I’m a United States sailor. I’m away from home. And I have severe anxiety and bi polar disorder. While I’ve been away I had a manic episode. I started to sleep around. Drink so much I...

My American Angel

My name is Fadumo Ali I live in Minnesota when i moved to United states i met friend that i Los 2010 because of cancer she was my American Angel she helped me to improve my life and rice my...

From Cancer to Pregnancy

I certainly did not know when my husband and I got married in September 2016 that our lives, and marriage, would so quickly change. Just a little after we celebrated 2 months of marriage, I...

Embracing Native Heritage

Our daughter attends Lee Elementary and finished our the 4th grade. She will be going back in the fall to start 5th grade. Her name is Courtney. I’ve attached a few pictures for you...