legacy

Evidence of a Life Well Lived

I recently had one of the most memorable experiences of my 32 years of life. I gathered with a dozen of my cousins and all my aunts and uncles in…

Cherish Motherhood – A Tribute

The concept of “motherhood at all costs”…what one friend taught me about cherishing motherhood. Autumn grew up as the only child of a stay-at-home mom and father with a successful…

6 Hot Tips for a Successful Family Reunion

Exhausting, exhilarating, bonding, hysterical and oh yeah, did I mention exhausting?? Yes! We just had our annual “Yates Family Reunion.” We have 5 kids, all married and 21 grandchildren- 14…

Passing On a Legacy of Faith

I’ve been blessed to come from a long line of believers. My dad was a preacher, along with two of my uncles and my maternal grandfather. Even my great grandparents…

How Childhood Forms Your Ideas of Family

Recently I was asked, “How did your childhood help you to form your ideas of marriage and what you needed to look for in a husband and father of your…

I’m Filthy Rich!

As I write these words, all of my children are home, for a little while. With 10 kids, it is very difficult to get everyone in the same place at…

Sharing Our Chips

Recently, there was a picture of me and my sweet granddaughter posted on Facebook. This picture really touched me, and I began to tear up. (I am really getting sentimental in…

Woman Thoughts Versus Mom Thoughts

Last week a friend of mine said to me, “I don’t know how to be happy.” That admission has caused me to pause and contemplate the reasoning behind such a shocking statement….

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