Thursday, April 24, 2014


I decided to share a video from Zach's baseball game this week.
I so love going to his games. This was a little crazy
because the game was held during a massive
wind storm. That is why the video is so dark.

Zach is in tenth grade now... he is much taller than me. I think he LOVES this.
It's weird to go to games and see the girls coming to watch him
and cheer him on. The man to his left is his coach- THIS
man is amazing and has taught Zach so much
in more ways than just baseball.
I love his desire to help Zach be the best player
and young man that he can be. 

I love that when Zach is playing that he will often look over at me...
it's real quick... but our eyes meet and I know he is
making that connection with me. He knows
I am there watching and supporting him.

I am fortunate that he is a definitely a mama's boy...
shhh... don't tell. He comes home from baseball and talks about
his everyday. I love being a mom.... I know to some of you the
thought of having such a large family would
seem "crazy." To me, I always wished my mother had
more children. It was my sister Shelley and I and even as a younger little girl, I wished we had a larger family.  I am sure this played a big part in that I wanted to have a larger family.
I think it is a good thing that I am for the most part very patient and when I had my stroke that night... all I (pleaded) PRAYED God for was
to LIVE that night so I could see my children grow up. I told
God that night if he would let me live I would
live every day trying make a difference
as a mother, wife and to the world.
I was 7 months pregnant with my youngest son Ty.

I know it sounds crazy but it was 15 years ago that I had the stroke. I can remember it like it was yesterday. There is not one day that goes by that I don't give thanks to God for
the gift of a second chance at living.

I am now praying that Tyler will also get that same gift... to get and stay well again.
That the cancer will NOT come back. I know that
we both are cherishing life and each other even more... every single day.

I taped nine new shows for my weekly show for MY CRAFT CHANNEL yesterday.
I am going to warn you... next Monday's episode was
the HARDEST episode I have ever done.
I will share about that on Monday.
I love having my own show and for the huge
love and support from Kristine McKay who owns My Craft Channel, and Lori Allred who is amazing at marketing and guest coordinations. They allow me a platform to share
not only my creative products and thoughts but
MYSELF... the videos are UNSCRIPTED
and this is what I love about taping the shows.

I have new shows every Monday and you can go online and watch any of my
past episodes. There is also so many other inspiring and creative shows
on the channel to watch. 

It is day four of the BLOG HOP with Cardmaker Magazine and Xyron. You can follow the links to the blogs for all the AMAZING prize giveaways each day. You can go to my facebook
for the links as well.

This is the blog hop links...
and then go to

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At April 24, 2014 at 7:21 AM , Blogger Heather Thompson said...

Thank you again for all the sharing. Great connection on that swing Zach that was pretty sweet!

Again Teresa you are an inspiration to so many. Thank you

At April 24, 2014 at 7:26 AM , Blogger Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing behind the scenes.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

At April 24, 2014 at 7:58 AM , Blogger cindym said...

Thanks for sharing Teresa

At April 24, 2014 at 7:59 AM , Blogger Dawn Miner said...

Looking forward to watching your new Craft Channel channels! Great crafting inspiration

At April 24, 2014 at 8:13 AM , Blogger TracyM #6773 said...

WTG Zach!!!
The more I get to know you the MORE I admire YOU!!!
YOU are an AMAZING person and an INSPIRATION Teresa - THANK YOU for sharing SO MUCH with us!!! THIS is the wonderful thing about belonging to a creative community - we are ONE BIG FAMILY TOGETHER :)

At April 24, 2014 at 11:38 AM , Blogger cghundley said...

So enjoying reading your
blog! Thanks for sharing
and the giveaway.
Carla from Utah

At April 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM , Blogger Linsey said...

Aww what a beautiful post. I'm like all choked up...very moving. :) You are a lovely person and we are all blessed to have you sharing your gifts and talents with the world. Thank you for all you do, professionally and personally--you are a true inspiration. Hugs and have a very happy day!!!

At April 24, 2014 at 3:31 PM , Blogger Jean said...

Can't wait to see the show! You are one amazing woman!

At April 24, 2014 at 4:11 PM , Blogger Scrappin' Diva said...

Can't wait to watch your new episodes!

At April 24, 2014 at 4:40 PM , Blogger Tona said...

I love the special relationship that you have with your son.

At April 24, 2014 at 5:23 PM , Blogger Gwendolyn Taylor said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to the new videos. I'm sure you don't know it but you've been amazing source of inspiration for me and thank you so much for that.

At April 24, 2014 at 5:47 PM , Blogger Michele Washburn said...

Thanks for sharing your family with us all! You are truly blessed!

At April 24, 2014 at 6:07 PM , Blogger tndj said...

Thanks for sharing. Love that baby card. It is beautiful. Like
they said - it is a present in itself.

At April 24, 2014 at 7:29 PM , Blogger Anelsie said...

You are so special and wonderful, Teresa!!! Can't wait to watch your shows!
Thanks for sharing your heart, soul and talent with us! Your family is beautiful and Zach is such a handsome young man! Many blessings! Can't wait to see you and hug you in June! :D

At April 24, 2014 at 8:13 PM , Blogger Kelly Jean said...

Teresa, I did not know you had a stroke! You are definitely blessed and are such an amazing person to inspire others to live and love their every days. I can't wait to meet you tomorrow!

At April 25, 2014 at 8:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hoping the best for you and your husband. I keep watch over your posts to be sure everything is going OK. Love all of the gold shown on the shelves.

At April 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM , Blogger WhoMom said...

Can't wait to see your videos! Didn't know about them. God is so good. We keep praying that my son's brain is gone for good too. About the same age as your son. Bless them and let the good health continue. God Bless.


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