For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. Audrey Hepburn

Hello, and welcome to my blog!  I am a wife, a mom, and a writer who lives in Georgia, in the U.S.A.

The Virginia Creeper Trail 2016

I love my God, my family, girlfriends, adventures, and worthy causes. My husband of more than three decades and I have raised a daughter and a son together, both of whom are now married and on their own.

My Mama told me more than a few times in the last decade of her life that I should’ve been named Joy instead of Joan.  Perhaps that’s because she saw me always looking for inspiration that might encourage and bring joy to others as well as myself.  Adopted at age three, Mama was forever grateful for the family who snatched her up from an orphanage in Mississippi. My Mama is the one who taught me to be continually grateful, to keep a prayerful heart, and to keep an eye out for joy at every turn in the road ahead.

My hope is that you will find something here that will inspire you, encourage you, and help you to learn.

My Girls!

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9 thoughts on “About”

  1. Joan,
    My favorite part of reading your blog—other than the inspiration and encouragement. . .is that I feel like I’ve just sat down and had a conversation with you! I love you friend

  2. Hi, Joan! I found you through our friend Kathy Owen, and how thankful I am to her for steering me in your direction. I’ll be visiting your Page often! I hope you’ll check out my blog . . .

  3. HI Sandy! I loved reading all about your May Reunion as well as those in the most recent years….AND Canada, next! How exciting! I look forward to having you as my blog friend and thanks for following mine as well!

  4. We had a wonderful time . . . thanks for reading! Guess what! We’re going to visit my cousin in Canada for a couple of days on our Northwest Adventure in August, so we’ll get a peek at where all of us will be in 2017!

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