As a parent, I want to protect my children. It hurts to see them in pain, so sometimes I want to avoid the challenges life can bring. Yet I know in the years I have them with me, I have a responsibility to teach and equip them. A couple of months ago we learned of […]
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 […]
My son would have graduated high school this year. I pray his childhood friends remember the message he left for them.
I have been asked several times, by friends and distant family, how my mom’s 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.
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 […]
Do you worry? There was a time that I worried about everything. Oh I knew scripture…”God did not give you a spirit of fear, but of…..” yeah, I quoted that to myself many times, and yet l still worried. I still lived by fear…. I did not know how to trust God and allow Him […]
I don’t know why, but God always amazes me. He’s an amazing God so I don’t think I should be surprised, but I am. Recently He’s reminded me of His comfort. While driving home from an errand, on what had not been the most delightful day, I looked up into the clear blue sky and […]
If you read part one of this story, you know that my son Alexx faced cancer while in the company of angels. A trinket, a coin-sized piece of metal that held the image of an angel, served as a reminder to him of God’s provision. Eventually, we took the trinket out of his treasure box, […]