Thursday, February 15, 2018

My thoughts on 2/14/18

This is a cross post because it is important. 
I have been at a loss for words since I heard the news about Florida yesterday. However this is not something I can sit quietly and watch happen. Of course I am praying for the victims and their community but this is not sufficient. We need action to prevent the senseless killing of our fellow human beings. These are our teachers, our coaches, our classmates, our parents, our sons and daughters, our brothers and sisters, our friends. There is no one time to protect those we love, that time is always. This senseless loss needs to end. There are no easy answers but we need to put everything on the table because we cannot continue in this way. May the memory of those lost yesterday and those who have been lost in other mass shootings be eternal.

Friday, October 20, 2017

To my dearest Randy

We lost you this week and it was far too soon. I remember so clearly the day you came into my life. It was St Patty's day and I was very little. We played Trouble and I am sure I showed off. But on that day I knew that you were my grandpa and that you loved me. From that day you became such a major man in my life. I will always treasure the memories of playing outside with you at Grandma Della's, our trip to the cities to go to Ren Fest, all of the drama camp plays that you came to, and most importantly all the times you made me laugh. From you I have learned the importance of being "on vacation". I have learned that you don't have to take the shortest way because life is more interesting with detours. I have learned that laughing makes every situation better. But the biggest thing I have learned from you is how important taking care of people is. Its not always easy but it is always worth it. I love you so much and I miss you. 
Thank-you for being my best Randy. 
Love your Ceece

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

End of an Era

Today my life long best friend leaves for college, it is the end of an era. Last year when Sus and I went to school it didn't feel like we were grown up because we still had the link to elementary school at home. We have been taking classes together from each others mothers for as long as I can remember. Spending hours upon hours at each others houses, become an integral part of each others families. These are some of the happiest times of my life. As of today that is over, which is super sad but the new adventures and experiences are just around the corner. As grateful as I am to have all of these wonderful memories, I cannot wait to see everything new that awaits.

My lovelies this summer! 
Dear friend, I want to say thank-you for being the greatest friend anyone could ask for. I have been so blessed to have you in my life. I have no words for how much you mean to me. I do know that most important thing in a friendship is learning about Christ's love through the love of friendship and I truly believe that you have done that for me. Congratulations on making it this far so successfully and good luck with everything this next phase will bring.

Here is this to make your day today

I love you so much Bia!
Glory to God for All Things
Cecilia <3

Saturday, May 27, 2017


It is Graduation season and it has been a really nice way to get see my friends from home. 4 of my high school crowd graduated and I am so proud of them all. I can't wait to see where this new adventure takes them.
This photo was a recreation of a picture that was taken 2 summers ago that I was not in. We decided we needed an updated one with all of us. These beautiful girls have been my friends for 12+ years. Each one of them has shaped me into the woman I am today. I could not ask for a more supportive group of friends. We have seen each other through some wonderful highs and truly awful lows but our love is constant. Congratulations Sus and Katie for a successful completion of freshman year of college! Congratulations Ann, Maren, and Maria on completion of high school! Good luck on your tour of Europe and your final year of high school Nicole! I love you all and can't wait to spend the summer with you! 
Glory to God For All Things,
Cecilia <3

Thursday, March 30, 2017

18 years

Again one of my annual posts but the consistency of this post mirrors the consistency of this friendship. March 30 is one of my favorite days of the year and this year it is really bittersweet. I so wish I was home having a delicious dinner with my spare family tonight, I wish I could be there to give my best friend a birthday hug. True friendship is a great blessing and  I am lucky enough to have had it from a young age. Here is the first stanza of the poem that she wrote the week we left for college. 
"A love this pure, this plainly shown.
If all my hopes and dreams would end,
This I would know: you are my friend."
Here is the link for the rest of it

Summer 2015
Shakespeare Camp 2015

We stole Sus's phone, summer 2016

Reunited after 4 months 

Shakespeare camp 2016

Summer photo shoot 2016

Traditional Christmas baking 2016
Happy birthday my sweetest of friends. I love you! I hope adulthood treats you well. May God grant you many many years. Love you forever and always! Glory to God For All Things!
Cecilia <3

Saturday, March 25, 2017


I don't get homesick very often. I think that a major reason for this is I have so many homes. As cheesy as it sounds, my home is where my heart is. So home is in our small town in SD with our dogs and crazy noisy family. Home is at my Grandma's and my Oma's house. Home is at my spare families houses. Home is in upstate New York with Sus and most of the time home is Cleveland with my friends. Because I don't experience homesickness very often when I do I am never sure how to handle it. Tonight it hit me pretty hard. I was home alone which is unusual for me, and I was lonely. However, when I feel homesick it also gives me a perspective on the blessings I have in my life. I am blessed to have so many homes because I am so loved. I have the most wonderful people I could imagine in my life. I am blessed to have all of these people to call, who tell me to play music, or give me a massive hugs just because I asked. 
Glory to God For All Things,
Cecilia <3

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Happy Birthday

I am just going to put this here Happy Birthday my love!
Glory to God For All Things
Cecilia <3