Turn Open Wounds to Scars… 


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I have always loved Mary Poppins. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen that movie. The very thought of any person who could walk into a dysfunctional household and work miracles was quite attractive to me as a child.

Today, I came into a situation where I find myself resting on the couch and as I was flipping through the channel guide, Saving Mr. Banks had just started so I decided I would watch it for the third time. But I can see how much Helen Goff is much like me…even though her demeanor is a polar opposite…the depth of her emotions and her love of the characters from her memories is similar to me. Lol!

  • Reason 1: She adored her father as a child. Everything she did was in an effort to make him proud.

  • Reason 2: She is a lady through and through. She takes pride in her appearance and strives to always look the part.

  • Reason 3: Her writing is her form of therapy. So much of her pain is expressed through her books.

  • Reason 4: She loves her characters on a personal level. Those characters are very tangible and real emotions are attached to them.

  • Reason 5: Some very special people helped her to heal. Although she didn’t welcome the healing, certain people tolerated her and loved her enough to turn open wounds to scars.

Ms. Goff is highly respected in my mind. I truly admire her love for her father and also for her characters. I find her disdain for Walt Disney amusing and I wonder if I would throw fits over movie rights as she did. I can imagine the feeling of signing over my rights to someone and it scares me to death to let go of Aspen. I hope that when the time comes, I can hold my ground and go about it all with the same tenacity she did when she battled Walt for the perfect rendition of her world.

I want to send a heartfelt thank you to the very special people in my life that helped many of my wounds heal. Whether you just passed through temporarily or are a permanent fixture, I love you and adore you.

I’m so thankful God gave me the gift of stringing words together. If you are looking for the best love story since Romeo and Juliet, give Noble Courage a read. Thorne and Aspen will become your new BFFs. Book one is just the beginning…

Oh my Goodness! Cinderella is my Idol!


So the hubby and I went to see the newest rendition of Cinderella and I must say, I felt like a princess when I left the theater! While some may not have liked it, I absolutely loved the message that no matter who you are, be who you want to be. Have courage and be kind. 

And so I turn my mind to Aspen, who has been occupying my thoughts as of late, and knowing the hardships that await her in this last book “The Key of the Kingdom”, I can’t wait to connect with her and spur those adventures forward. 

I must say, I don’t want to return to my regular old life. I want to keep that royal mentality, that there is so much more to me than what people see. That I’m special and unique, much like Aspen isn’t your run of the mill heroine, yet she is human. Weak even, sometimes. But she has courage and she is kind. And she wears a crown well.

I will wrap this Cinderella story in my heart and wear my invisible crown impeccably…as my sweet Aspen has shown me how. 

My words of advice: Keep calm and wear the crown. If it gets a little off kilter, straighten it and move on. But always have courage and always show kindness.

Pick up Noble Courage and fall in love with Thorne and Aspen. Take a vacation to my world where Aspen resides…always waiting for my return.