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Me and my kids on the beach in Mexico

April 4, 2023

Today is my first attempt at Blogging! Welcome to my site, I'm so glad you are here to experience this crazy journey with me! As I look ahead to a few days from now, turning 56 doesn't seem to resonate in my mind! The picture you see here, I believe was me in my mid 30's. I look back at and wonder where did the time go? 

Doing this Blog started out as an idea I got because I wanted to be an Amazon Affiliate. I thought it would be cool to share my thoughts and experiences on items that I purchased and used over the years. However, as I got started with the program, I found myself wanting to share more than just information about my online shopping habits. I'm about to turn 56 and I have been through many trials and tribulations. So, I thought, why not share these experiences with others that might be going through the same things in their lives! With that said, I will introduce my platform "BurOwnBeautiful" through my life experiences, pictures, and my work. Please stay with me and be a part of my next chapter in life! 

It finally Happened!

October Reflections

October kicks off my favorite time of the year! Anniversaries, leaves changing colors, cool breezes, and Halloween! My husband and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary! It still amazes me how long we have been together! All the trials and tribulations we have faced and still face today! In our 34 years together, we have endured the loss of our daughter Nicole, Lonnie's father, our brother-in-law, many aunts, uncles, grandparents, and recently, my mother. We haven't always had the best relationship, but we were always determined to work at it! Today I feel as if we have one of the best and strongest relationship I could have ever asked for. We spend pretty much every day and night together. Yes, we still have times where we get on each other's nerves or do something stupid that upsets one another, but we are able to talk through it and move forward. I look forward to what the future holds. Hopefully a wedding and some grandbabies! 

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It Finally Happened!

Today our little family gets to celebrate! Our son, Jeremy, just got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Atzin. We are more than thrilled for these two! We have always thought of Atzin as family, but to make it official, will be the greatest blessing yet. Jeremy and Atzin have a wonderful relationship. They have worked hard and continue to do amazing things together. I know that God has some special plans for them coming up in the near future. I just love being able to watch them both grow and mature into these amazing young adults. I pray that our son can have a loving and lasting relationship just as his father and I have had for over 34 years! Atzin comes from a strong and loving family as well, and her parents have also been together since they were kids themselves! With a strong foundation under them, I have no doubts that these two can weather any storms that may come their way.

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Hope in Humanity

Today's Devotion is about Human Hope. It starts with a verse from Psalm 119:68 BBE * You are good, and your works are good; give me knowledge of your rules. *

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June Messages

Years ago, right after my daughter passed away, I subscribed to Message from God. I felt that I really needed and wanted something that could give me some daily encouragement to get me through my grief. Now I know, these aren't actual messages from God Himself, but I do like to think that the person on the other end of these messages is being led by God. Some days the messages are short and sweet. They may or may not make any sense to me, however there are also days that the message is exactly what I needed! Today for example, I have been struggling to get my thoughts, my time, and life in general, together. I started this site for my Amazon Affiliate's program with the dream of being vigilant on posting demo videos, suggestions, and/or product reviews. I have made many videos, but I either hate the way I look or the sound of my voice, so I haven't bothered to repost them. So, I guess you can say that I have writer's block, until today! My Message from God really helped because it's what I have based my platform on! Beauty in everything! I wanted to share it with you!

Read more »

What Mother's Day means to me

What Mother's Day means to me. Well, that my friends is a story to tell! For the last 17 years, as Mother's Day rolls around, I get this overwhelming feeling of fear! My story begins on May 13, 2006.

Read more »

A Beautiful Miricle - Final Post

Welcome back! Well praise the Lord! We finally have some wonderful news to wrap up Matthew's story. Since the last time I posted, Matthew made it back to Hawaii to rejoin with his family. The issue with his hip not rotating like it should was due to the screws not allowing his bones to "sink" into place. So, Matthew underwent another surgery to correct the issue and he is doing well now. 

Read more »

A Beautiful Miricle - Part 4

Welcome back! Well, I was really hoping to have some happy homecoming news to share with you! Although Matthew made it home safely and has reunited with his wife and daughters, shortly afterwards, Matthew went to a PT appointment and was told that his hip wasn't rotating like it should be. Discouraging news only brought about more bad news. Once his employer knew this information, he decided that Matthew was too much of a liability for them to put him back to work. What was supposed to be a "light duty" job, turned into being told that if he couldn't help someone in an emergency situation, that they couldn't keep him on! Being in Hawaii as you may not know, is VERY expensive! Rent is much higher than here in GA, and the cost of Matthew's PT and doctor's visit, are also more! Unfortunately, he has to be out of work for a year before he qualifies for disability there. I have asked his mom what we could do. Right now, she just asks that you all please keep this young family in your prayers!

Read more »

A Beautiful Miracle - Part 3

On March 13, 2023, Matthew had his doctor's appointment with the orthopedic. The doctor was pleased with the surgery done in Hawaii! He gave him orders to have physical therapy 2 times a week for 1 month and then a follow up visit with him.  At this point he is in pain, and they were trying to keep him as comfortable as possible. They literally laughed at the meds he was given and gave him a new prescription for his pain. 

Read more »

A Beautiful Miracle - Part 2

March 10, 2023 - Jennifer was able to get Matthew back to Georgia. The trip was long and painful for Matthew, however having him back home where she could take care of him and get him the proper medical care was what Jennifer needed to happen to see that Matthew was going to be ok and rebound from this.

Read more »

Happy New Year!

Well, I don't know about you, but I am glad 2024 has arrived! Now don't get me wrong, 2023 had some really good moments, like my son getting engaged, the birth of my 2 great nieces, and my besties son surviving what could have been a very deadly moment! However, we also experienced yet again, a loss in our family right before Christmas when one of my cousins was struck and killed while riding with a group of cyclists. He was assisting another struggling rider when someone hit him. It's always hard losing a loved one but having a loved one ripped from your life in an instant, without warning, is even harder! 

Read more »

Happy New Year!

Well, I don't know about you, but I am glad 2024 has arrived! Now don't get me wrong, 2023 had some really good moments, like my son getting engaged, the birth of my 2 great nieces, and my besties son surviving what could have been a very deadly moment! However, we also experienced yet again, a loss in our family right before Christmas when one of my cousins was struck and killed while riding with a group of cyclists. He was assisting another struggling rider when someone hit him. It's always hard losing a loved one but having a loved one ripped from your life in an instant, without warning, is even harder! 

Read more »

Hope in Humanity

Today's Devotion is about Human Hope. It starts with a verse from Psalm 119:68 BBE * You are good, and your works are good; give me knowledge of your rules. *

Read more »

June Messages

Years ago, right after my daughter passed away, I subscribed to Message from God. I felt that I really needed and wanted something that could give me some daily encouragement to get me through my grief. Now I know, these aren't actual messages from God Himself, but I do like to think that the person on the other end of these messages is being led by God. Some days the messages are short and sweet. They may or may not make any sense to me, however there are also days that the message is exactly what I needed! Today for example, I have been struggling to get my thoughts, my time, and life in general, together. I started this site for my Amazon Affiliate's program with the dream of being vigilant on posting demo videos, suggestions, and/or product reviews. I have made many videos, but I either hate the way I look or the sound of my voice, so I haven't bothered to repost them. So, I guess you can say that I have writer's block, until today! My Message from God really helped because it's what I have based my platform on! Beauty in everything! I wanted to share it with you!

Read more »

Hope in Humanity

Today's Devotion is about Human Hope. It starts with a verse from Psalm 119:68 BBE * You are good, and your works are good; give me knowledge of your rules. *

Read more »

Happy New Year!

Well, I don't know about you, but I am glad 2024 has arrived! Now don't get me wrong, 2023 had some really good moments, like my son getting engaged, the birth of my 2 great nieces, and my besties son surviving what could have been a very deadly moment! However, we also experienced yet again, a loss in our family right before Christmas when one of my cousins was struck and killed while riding with a group of cyclists. He was assisting another struggling rider when someone hit him. It's always hard losing a loved one but having a loved one ripped from your life in an instant, without warning, is even harder! 

Read more »

October Reflections

October kicks off my favorite time of the year! Anniversaries, leaves changing colors, cool breezes, and Halloween! My husband and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary! It still amazes me how long we have been together! All the trials and tribulations we have faced and still face today! In our 34 years together, we have endured the loss of our daughter Nicole, Lonnie's father, our brother-in-law, many aunts, uncles, grandparents, and recently, my mother. We haven't always had the best relationship, but we were always determined to work at it! Today I feel as if we have one of the best and strongest relationship I could have ever asked for. We spend pretty much every day and night together. Yes, we still have times where we get on each other's nerves or do something stupid that upsets one another, but we are able to talk through it and move forward. I look forward to what the future holds. Hopefully a wedding and some grandbabies! 

Read more »

It Finally Happened!

Today our little family gets to celebrate! Our son, Jeremy, just got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Atzin. We are more than thrilled for these two! We have always thought of Atzin as family, but to make it official, will be the greatest blessing yet. Jeremy and Atzin have a wonderful relationship. They have worked hard and continue to do amazing things together. I know that God has some special plans for them coming up in the near future. I just love being able to watch them both grow and mature into these amazing young adults. I pray that our son can have a loving and lasting relationship just as his father and I have had for over 34 years! Atzin comes from a strong and loving family as well, and her parents have also been together since they were kids themselves! With a strong foundation under them, I have no doubts that these two can weather any storms that may come their way.

Read more »

June Messages

Years ago, right after my daughter passed away, I subscribed to Message from God. I felt that I really needed and wanted something that could give me some daily encouragement to get me through my grief. Now I know, these aren't actual messages from God Himself, but I do like to think that the person on the other end of these messages is being led by God. Some days the messages are short and sweet. They may or may not make any sense to me, however there are also days that the message is exactly what I needed! Today for example, I have been struggling to get my thoughts, my time, and life in general, together. I started this site for my Amazon Affiliate's program with the dream of being vigilant on posting demo videos, suggestions, and/or product reviews. I have made many videos, but I either hate the way I look or the sound of my voice, so I haven't bothered to repost them. So, I guess you can say that I have writer's block, until today! My Message from God really helped because it's what I have based my platform on! Beauty in everything! I wanted to share it with you!

Read more »

A Beautiful Miricle - Final Post

Welcome back! Well praise the Lord! We finally have some wonderful news to wrap up Matthew's story. Since the last time I posted, Matthew made it back to Hawaii to rejoin with his family. The issue with his hip not rotating like it should was due to the screws not allowing his bones to "sink" into place. So, Matthew underwent another surgery to correct the issue and he is doing well now. 

Read more »

What Mother's Day means to me

What Mother's Day means to me. Well, that my friends is a story to tell! For the last 17 years, as Mother's Day rolls around, I get this overwhelming feeling of fear! My story begins on May 13, 2006.

Read more »

A Beautiful Miricle - Part 4

Welcome back! Well, I was really hoping to have some happy homecoming news to share with you! Although Matthew made it home safely and has reunited with his wife and daughters, shortly afterwards, Matthew went to a PT appointment and was told that his hip wasn't rotating like it should be. Discouraging news only brought about more bad news. Once his employer knew this information, he decided that Matthew was too much of a liability for them to put him back to work. What was supposed to be a "light duty" job, turned into being told that if he couldn't help someone in an emergency situation, that they couldn't keep him on! Being in Hawaii as you may not know, is VERY expensive! Rent is much higher than here in GA, and the cost of Matthew's PT and doctor's visit, are also more! Unfortunately, he has to be out of work for a year before he qualifies for disability there. I have asked his mom what we could do. Right now, she just asks that you all please keep this young family in your prayers!

Read more »

A Beautiful Miracle - Part 3

On March 13, 2023, Matthew had his doctor's appointment with the orthopedic. The doctor was pleased with the surgery done in Hawaii! He gave him orders to have physical therapy 2 times a week for 1 month and then a follow up visit with him.  At this point he is in pain, and they were trying to keep him as comfortable as possible. They literally laughed at the meds he was given and gave him a new prescription for his pain. 

Read more »

A Beautiful Miracle - Part 2

March 10, 2023 - Jennifer was able to get Matthew back to Georgia. The trip was long and painful for Matthew, however having him back home where she could take care of him and get him the proper medical care was what Jennifer needed to happen to see that Matthew was going to be ok and rebound from this.

Read more »

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