October 2013 Newsletter



Fall is knocking on our doors.  Just love the cool breezes in the morning, and can't wait to see those beautiful Tennessee leaves show off their colors.  Hope this finds you all doing well.  Here's the latest:


I'll have the honor of backing up Logan Blade for a couple of autism events this month.  He is an amazing young man, and I'm always thankful to share the stage with him.  Check the schedule below for dates.  

Thoughts and Thanks:

In the past six months I've lost a little over forty pounds.  Some of you have asked if I’m ok.  The answer is Yes!  I’m feeling much healthier and very grateful.  All it took was prayer and a little elbow grease. ;-)  Here’s the story:

Romans 12:1 "...Make a decisive dedication of your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service and spiritual worship."

The pages on the calendar continue to flip and fly with life’s events. Morgan will be walking (or dancing) down the graduation aisle with her senior class buddies next June.  She will turn 20 in November, but autism continues to keep her my "forever child".  Allison will complete her Masters in May and walk down the wedding aisle next September.  All of that to say, I am a VERY blessed and busy mom.

 Although our body is supposed to be a temple, mine was feeling a bit more like a rundown duplex.  ;-) After several failed attempts to lose weight and get back in shape on my own, I sent up a sincere prayer for help.  I wanted to be present again to enjoy my family.  As a caregiver, I knew I’d have to go about things a little differently.  Trips to a gym and extended special needs childcare were not within my budget or time constraints.  

Allison said “If you want to lose weight, there’s an app for that!”  I began using “Lose It”, a free app that helped me easily keep track of calories and exercise.   Treadmills are just boring, so I purchased a “Zumba” exercise DVD to get me motivated and moving. Morgan has started joining me to exercise.  She wears her hula shirt and does her own thing while I attempt to teach my body new ways to bend. Picture it in your mind and chuckle, because I will not be providing that photo here. ;-)  It’s been fun!  And we are both enjoying better health.  By far, my biggest and best tool has been prayer.  Today I pray for your good health, happiness, and all the healing that love and laughter brings.


                        Mom and Girls Christmas 2012

                 Then - December 2012 Allison, Mom, and Morgan

Wedding Dress TeaserSenior Year Sept 2013

  Now - Sept 2013             Wedding Aisle              Graduation Aisle




 Tuesday October 1st - Nashville, TN

6:00 PM Margaritaville

Get tickets here: Autism Sings  Performing with Logan Blade

Also performances by: Katie Chance, Bucky Covington, Gloriana, Tyler Bardham, Jaci Velasquez, and Billy Dean.


 Saturday October 5th  - Nashville, TN

Autism Speaks Walk

9:00 am Bicentinneal Mall Park

Performing with Logan Blade

 Saturday November 9 - Franklin, TN

7:00 pm - The Factory at Franklin Liberty Hall

Artfully Aware Details

 Wednesday November 13th - Gulf Shores, Al

Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival

Sunset Cork RoomDetails TBA

Until Next Time,

Know The Hope!   

Tammy Vice

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