Winter season 2016, spent the holidays in a small town of 10,000 people in a safe house in GA. It was my third holiday season without my son, friends or family. My intensive research with six to seven insurance companies was actually more work than obtaining my Master of Arts degree from University of South Florida.
It was during this winter season, a coach and football player whom I had never heard of before brought me comfort in their passion for children and for their combination of physical and spiritual strength, uses this combination as a driver for achieving results from our higher power within. I spent days listening to You Tube videos including A Night to Shine videos and even a few football highlights. But what moved me, was Coach Craig Howard. It was as though he came to me, like an angel and brought the light of God into my soul. Timmy describes him best in the statement below:
"The thing that he never lost sight of in our entire relationships was, it's more than just a game, these kids are more than just x's and o's, they mattered, they were significant and we are going to take on life with character, strength and honor and that no moment was ever bigger than the kids." Tim Tebow on Coach Craig Howard
Heart connectors connect people to God within. Sometimes it can be in two words. You matter.
Coaches matter. Children matter. Choose your children's coaches wisely.
I am part author, speaker, teacher and student and I am all mom. What I enjoy most about teaching and speaking is looking into the audience and seeing a reflection of God. I am Elizabeth and my name means "consecrated to God". I have been writing since elementary school. I am a highly sensitive em-path, which means I often feel the experiences of others so much that I have to be careful about my environments, relationships and friendships because there are times when sensitive people turn to addictions to cope with their sensitivity. I have learned over the years how to train my spirit, mind and body and I believe that the arts are an amazing creative outlet to express empathy. Caring without co dependency. Meditation, fitness and art help me to preserve my child like consciousness that manifests solutions where there are needs.