loved if only for her list of books, paradise found :: "This blog is essentially my diary and my dream of being a writer all rolled into one. I love being a mother. I loved being a teacher. Those are dreams I have achieved. However, writing has been a part of who I am from the minute I put pencil to paper. I truly believe in the power of words to give life to a lyric, soul to a story, and a voice to a community. From the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you for stopping by."