The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”  – Genesis 2:23

I could just leave this one alone and it’d be fine, right?  You know better…  I won’t do that.  Before I delve into this, I want to say that I believe if a woman does a man’s work, she should be paid the same amount of money for the work she does.  I’ve never disagreed with that.

Why do some women try to be men?  I don’t understand why there are women who think they have to dress and act masculine – when they are so uniquely female.  We’re women because we can do miraculous things that men can’t – well – most women can.  I can’t have babies, but that’s just me.

We’re unique in our emotions.  I’m convinced that we have that extra “sense” – you know the one I mean…  when you say “I have a feeling” – and you were right about something.  Guys don’t do that.  They just stumble around without a clue – sorry, but they do.

A man’s woman – his wife – is his helpmate – his sounding board – the one he depends on to tuck the tag of his shirt in when it’s sticking up in the back – you know the one I mean.  I cut them out – permanent solution – it’s how I roll.

It’s not even so much about the roles in the house – in our house my husband is the cook because I don’t know how to boil water.  I can write a five-page essay on why dogs have certain habits – but I can’t do a thing in the kitchen.  So guys…  just because a person is female, it doesn’t mean she’s automatically a good cook.

One thing women LOVE to do is…  STAMP.  Yes…  we love to stamp!  I typically do everything digitally these days, but I did find this to be very interesting.

Women are just here to help.  My husband doesn’t need as much help as some men.  He was a bachelor for 15 years before we married, so he’s pretty self-sufficient.  He does his laundry and I do mine.  But I’ve had opportunities to help him through the years – and I think those times bring us closer together.

Women are uniquely qualified for many things because God made us special.  God did not want man to be alone.  He knew they needed help.  Take that any way you want…  they do need us.  They know it – we know it.  We need them too, but we don’t want that to get out, right?  🙂






The sweetest marriage proposal ever.

Life with your spouse is too short for harboring anger, resentment or regret. The issues that seemed worth arguing about when your marriage was young are suddenly not that important as the years go by. With age comes a sort of commitment and a settled feeling. You begin to really live every day to its fullest and enjoy it together.

I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.
– Author Unknown

Men are typically not into the actual wedding ceremony. My husband was no exception. The details were up to me. We had a blue and yellow wedding and I wore a blue dress with a yellow daisy corsage. If you were to ask him what colors we used in our wedding, I’m guessing he could not tell you. But that’s ok. That’s the way God made men and He made women to be very choosy and detail-oriented. Our wedding was simple – no frills. And as I watch the many “bloopers” on YouTube, I think that was a good idea!

We had our vows renewed on our 20th anniversary at Silver Dollar City. I think that was the nicest surprise he could have given me! It meant so much to know that he would marry me all over again.

There’s an old joke that is not all that funny where the husband tells the wife, “I told you I loved you when I married you – if things change, I’ll let you know.” Epic fail, guys! Your woman needs to hear it – every day! It’s not a matter of us being insecure about our relationship, but it’s more of an affirmation. I can only speak for myself, but when my husband tells me he loves me, it makes me want to try harder and it makes me smile for a really long time! There is nothing like hearing your husband tell you out loud that he loves you. He shows me every day by his actions – but hearing it… that is wonderful!

Two people for life – and God’s Holy Spirit in the middle just loving and caring for us. ❤




HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!! This is a day to honor fathers and other special men in our lives.

Lucinda Berry Hill has two special men to honor today.

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “Any man can be a father, it takes someone special to be a dad.” I was a single mom for 10 years! My daughter never knew her birth father (his loss). When my daughter was 10 years old I got married for the first time. As soon as we had the money, my husband adopted my daughter. When in front of the judge, my husband said Charlotte was already his daughter and this was just to change her name. The two of them are so close, sometimes I think closer than she and I. But that’s ok, she has 10 years to make up for. So I want to say thank you to my husband and to all of the other men out there who are so great at being a “dad.”

I would like to honor my Grandpa this Father’s Day. I was 20 years old when he passed away. But before he left us he was able to read some of my very early poetry. I started writing when I was 12. I even typed, yes on a typewriter, them out and put them in binders. One for my mom, one for my dad and one for my grandparents. My grandpa made a tape recording of himself reading these poems. That meant so much to me. His support meant so much. He wasn’t here when my first book was published, but I’m sure he’d be very proud of me if he were here.

Vicki LaFleur is honoring her dad today.

Leo LaFleur, my Dad was the greatest man I never knew. Which sounds quite sad but he knew I would come to learn things in time. Dad worked at a Steel Mill as a welder in the blast furnace which is one of the hottest places on earth to work and he worked as much overtime as he could too, in order for us kids to wear nice clothes, to live in a nice home, to take music lesson etc. and by him doing this it allowed our mother to do what she loved to do and that was to take care of her home and children. When he did have time off he coached my brother’s baseball team or would work in the garden or take the boys hunting and fishing, my little sister would tag along with them. Holidays were his favorite, Dad may have pinched a penny till Abe Lincoln got tears in his eyes but come Christmas under our tree was everything us kids dreamt it would be. But because of him being frugal when he passed away he left my dear mother without having to wonder how she would survive her golden years. On the fourth of July or New Years, he would get outside and had as much fun as anyone I ever saw popping fireworks with the kids who unlike me were not afraid of them. I do remember dad taking me to see a movie or two with him or to get an ice cream cone. I was such a timid child with dad and try as he might I stood at my mom’s side never wanting to leave there. When it came to learning to drive and swim he would not take my “I don’t want too’s” because of my fear, he made sure I did learn how to do both, I am grateful. I love my daddy and he supported me in my love of my mom and my little animals he never had the heart to say I could not have. He was truly a great man.

And of course I could not let this day go by without honoring my sweet daddy.

My daddy taught me so many lessons in life! I learned that every action begins with an attitude. If you go into a project with a bad attitude, you will probably not be successful. And how do you measure real success – by how much money you make? Well, that is certainly one way to measure success, but not always the best way. A person who is truly successful is a happy person. My dad got up whistling every morning. He sang around the house – just silly little tunes. He sang to my mama as he walked by her in the kitchen. He was the best role model for positivity I’ve ever seen! Don’t complain as you crawl out of bed and drag yourself to the coffee pot. Be excited because you get to live another day and you get to do something great with it! The thought produces the attitude. The attitude sets the tone for success or failure. It’s as simple as that.

I love you daddy. I’m keepin’ it positive!!!

Enjoy Father’s Day!  ❤ ❤ ❤