His face reflected such deep concentration as he bent over the small paper leaf, gripping his pencil too tightly. He’d just learned a new cursive letter and insisted he could write out what he was thankful for. With satisfaction, he announced I could put his leaf on the thankful tree. As he held it up […]
Memories and emotions are funny things. Although they know no bounds of time, time can cause memories to stir and emotions to come to the surface. At least that was my weekend experience, where ten years felt like yesterday, as I reflected on the anniversary of the loss of my son. The morning of my […]
The other morning I was quietly enjoying my devotion time. I was a little behind my usual schedule, and the boys were up early. With one engaged in a craft, and the other disappearing back into a bedroom, I refreshed my coffee and returned to my favorite overstuffed chair to continue with prayer and reading. […]
I was standing in line with my husband at a social event. A man and two women were chatting behind us when I suddenly noticed a BUG crawling on the mans shoulder. On the freak out scale it was not a HUGE bug. Just the same, I got the mans attention by announcing the presence […]
My son would have graduated high school this year. I pray his childhood friends remember the message he left for them.
One young woman approached the crowd, but did not join it. She noticed me and flashed a nervous smile. Despite our language differences, we communicated. She was visibly cold from the night air, yet could not accept the free gift I offered her.
I have been asked several times, by friends and distant family, how my moms memorial service went. I know many are simply checking up on me, and some were unable to attend. Thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers. For those unable to attend, here are the words shared for her eulogy. I have […]
By the time I could reach my mother, she was at the hospital surrounded by family. She was in organ failure. I cherished the quiet time I had alone with mom at night. I told her I loved her. I told her it was okay to go spend Christmas with Jesus. I read to her. We began with Luke and the birth of Jesus. It was Christmas after all.
Have you ever taken time to really consider what Jesus meant when He said we should “become as little children?” After a conversation with some other moms, I found myself giving the words more thought. As families gathered in our home for a celebratory day with crafts and play, I was delighted to see two […]
We have a castle in our basement! What, doesn’t everyone?!? In a prior post I had included a picture of our castle, and I received a few inquiries of how we came to have it. I thought it was time to share that story. If you’ve read my blog before, you may have read about […]