It’s A Wonderful Life: The Story Behind the Name

When Brance first suggested “It’s A Wonderful Life” as a website title, I thought, “yes that’s perfect”. It encapsulates so well what we hope to convey and encourage with this space. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the movie just happens to be my all-time favorite one, Christmas or not!


movieIt is our desire to live lives that enjoy every moment: lives that savor the everyday regardless of our circumstances. And to help other people do the same. I have to tell you that I didn’t always feel that this was possible in my life. I have had some really big obstacles along my journey, mostly connected with my health, that in the past made this seem like an impossible mountain to climb. You may feel that way now. If you do, know that this effort is dedicated especially to you!
Haddie loves the leaves.I have experienced amazing healing physically, mentally, and emotionally from some of the principles I have put into practice. That is the main reason we have decided to share our lives with you guys. If we can make even a small difference, it will be worth the effort. And please know that Brance and I do not claim to have everything in life figured out. There is always room for us to grow and learn as well! We hope that as we take a journey with you, we can help each other continue to remove as many obstacles to joy in life as possible.
CIMG1765 If you would have told me 12 years ago that I would be writing about this topic (or living in Boston, for that matter!), I am not sure I would have believed you.  I maybe would have cried thankful tears. The way my life has turned around is nothing short of a miracle. It’s something I hoped for, even prayed for, yet it felt completely out of reach. I am grateful beyond words for the beautiful change that has taken place and I can’t wait to share all of that with you. I hope these principles help you as much as they have me!

My greatest desire is that this space would inspire us to enjoy every moment and truly believe that “It’s A Wonderful Life”!