One year ago, I quietly received a Facebook message from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The foundation said they wanted to build my kids and I a mortgage-free home in honor of my late husband Jerry Gass Jr., a Green Beret who died during a combat...Read more
Let me ask you a question. Is a selfish gift a gift worth giving? Some people would describe me as generous. Let me be the first to tell you that I am selfish. The truth is I can be both and even at the same time. I had a discussion with someone recently about the...Read more
“Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs…” The song by Five Man Electrical Band and covered by Tesla keeps running through my head. IT IS A SIGN! Ha! The song is not about this, but I can hardly ignore the connections between these band names and my namesake. In my...Read more
People come into your life for a reason. That is how the old saying goes. You may not understand it at first. You may not ever understand it. Regardless, they walk into your space and time and shake things up. They do not always intend to rock your world. Usually they...Read more
Most of my life I have struggled with overwhelm. There is always too much to do and too little time. Yet this is usually a lot of things I choose to do and responsibilities I put on myself. Lately, I have heard the resolution is not being afraid to say no; that we...Read more
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