Celebrating Veteran’s Day



Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Goldsboro, NC 1980

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Goldsboro, NC 1980

So proud of my husband, U. S. Air Force Retired Monty Self. Our service together as a family has taught us so many wonderful things and blessed us with amazing friendships all around the world.

It is a choice that is not for the faint of heart. There were challenges all along the way but our lives are richer for it and I would not change one moment of our military lifestyle. We’re all blessed by the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to grant us the freedoms that we enjoy today!

May the Lord continue to honor and bless every service member past and present. We pray earnestly for the family member(s) related to a veteran or active duty service member for YOUR sacrifice as well!! You are the unsung heroes who keep the home front strong while the person serving does what they believe in….protecting and defending the constitution of the United States of America at all costs.

We are still One nation under God! A huge thank you to ALL veterans for your service! We honor YOU!!!

Happy Veteran’s Day with deep appreciation!

Protect And Defend

Protect And Defend

About Simple Life Heartenings

I LOVE my crazy, busy life traveling with my NASCAR family through the ministry of Motor Racing Outreach. My full joy comes from loving, doing life, teaching, leading and encouraging women, children and families who journey with me. Grateful for God's grace all along the way and the discovery that living simply in the midst of this crazy, busy world has led to simply live fully in every moment. I am a Thrift Store Junkie and lover of all things lovingly used and in need of a new home. I have been collecting discarded items since my teens and find great joy in seeing life in what would have likely been tossed out and lost forever. My closest friends call me Mel. My alter-ego, Lucille Ball (aka Lucy) and I have much in common. We (I-Lucy) like to get our friends involved in crazy-fun adventures that are often considered unorthodox and idealistic. I must confess that our adventures sometimes end with me making the following statement. "Whose great idea was this? There is no dram too big and challenge too hard for the faithful God who writes His dreams on our heart so! Me: #1 in my life after Christ is my family. Married to my high school sweetheart for almost 35 years. Mom to Ashley and Ryan. Children by marriage Jeremy and Karly. Blessed MeMe to Mason and Emma Mae. Rookie blogger. I have been skydiving, hot air ballooning, swam with dolphins, raced in an all-female Bandolero race and survived them all. A picker before picking was cool! Love sunsets from my front porch and everywhere else too! Master Gardener. Favorite color is yellow and the well-worn patina, in any color, on old stuff is a very close second! Love cards, stationary and the lost art of handwritten letters. Popsicles make everything better. Love daisies, the beauty of nature and my life in the country. I'd love for you to join me on this journey of faith....simple living from my view of life in the fast lane! Crazy Life. Simple Joys. All Grace.

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