Life is not a bed of roses; it rarely is. However, along with the thorns of life, we will always have a rose which blooms. Basically, life has its ups and downs….that is a given. When I think of thorns from the rose, they cause pain. The pain, if handled and viewed properly, is needed for protection. Protecting and defending the rose from damage; the damages from people and the environment. For me, protection against the thorns in my life has been and will always be God. God does not give us more than we can handle. Sometimes we cannot see that and we feel like there is no way we can handle one more thing coming our way, but we can and God gives us the strength to get through.

Hello and thank you for stopping by! My name is Teri Rose and I have had many roses and many thorns in my life (which I will share in later blogs). I could not have gotten where I am today without my Heavenly Father being with me through all of it, even the times I felt so alone. I may have left him at times, but he never left me. I am a follower of Jesus, now more than ever. Without him, I am just another lost soul trying to figure it all out. I am a divorced mother of two wonderful adult sons, their beautiful wives, and my two extremely precious grandchildren! I am a California native and moved to the Midwest over 25 years ago. I have lived in the Indianapolis area for most of those years. When I am not at my full-time job (accounting and human resources), you can find me hiking, kayaking, visiting my wonderful family and friends, enjoying movies and cooking. In addition, I love live theater and listening to live music. I am not a huge fan of going to the gym, but I have to force myself to get there every now and then, especially when you have passed the fifty-year mark, it does become a necessity. However, nothing compares to spending time with my family!

Sometimes we feel alone and don’t want to share our pain with others, for fear of judgement or thinking no one would understand. I have found that just when I think I am the only one who is going through a certain-something at the time, sharing with others has given me a whole new understanding of the phrase “you’re not alone”. I have learned (by sharing with others), people have more in common than we realize. I hope, with the grace of God, my posts will be uplifting and inspiring for anyone in need of support and even a good laugh!