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Monday, September 7, 2009

My First Blog

For quite some time now, I have been thinking about journaling by blogging. I follow a few other blogs and my 10 year-old daugher, Katie Beth, suggested that I create my own. Since this was her idea, I let her create the name for this blog. I guess it is no suprise that she would choose, "I-Tonya", since "I-Carly" is one of her favorite television shows.

I am married to a pastor and am the proud mother of 3 children: Caleb (17), Joshua (15), and Katie Beth (10). Between band, football, dance, and church our household is a whirlwind of activities, but I would not change it for anything in the world. I know that all too soon they will grow up and leave home.

I have been a nurse for 19 years, with the majority of those years working in oncology or hospice. Three years ago, I joined the nursing faculty at a community college, and have found nursing education to be a rewarding career. Not only is it rewarding, it works well with my busy schedule. I continue to work once in a while for a hospice agency in Memphis, Tennesse.

God has blessed me not only with wonderful children, but he picked out for me a special man who is my best friend and "completes" me. We celebrated his 40th birthday a few days ago (I celebrated mine in June) and this evening we will be able to meet our families for dinner who live about an hour away.

Since I am new to the "blogging world", it may take me a few times before I get pictures posted. Please be patient with me.

Happy Labor Day and God Bless!


  1. Hey Ms. Tonya!!! Tell Katie I said hi please. Happy Birthday to Mr. Danny. I'm glad you got a blog-maybe now Katie can get one. ;) Haha. Thanks for following my blog! =D Bye!!

    God bless,
    Joy :)

  2. Hey Tonya,

    Welcome to the world of blogging! I'm glad you decided to take the plunge! Everything looks great! Miss ya'll! Tell everyone hello for me! :)

    ~ Tammy ~

  3. Love you so much Tonya and all your wonderful family. It has been a privilege to see them grow up these last eight years. Y'all are the very best and you bless my heart.

    sheri w