(Proud) American by birth, Southern by the grace of God!  I love to write. Period. Give me a topic, I’ll eventually write about it. I enjoy pondering about my family, my friends, and my faith. I’ve been married for a little more than 17 years and am the loud and proud mom of three children known affectionately to me as SugarBear, PoohBear, and LittleBear. I believe life has a way of challenging me to look inward, outward, and upward. I hope to encourage you to do the same. Please come visit whenever you can — longtime friend or newbie, you are always welcome here. ~dawn