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Jun 13

June 13, 2016

Share your imperfect home with others

You know the old saying, “The cobbler’s children have no shoes”, I heard that often over 18 years as I awaited a fireplace in our great room.  Eighteen (yes, 18) years ago, my husband built our home and we moved into a very unfinished home.  My husband is a contractor by trade, so often our projects got put on the back burner while he worked on other’s projects.  To his credit, he did great work as he finished projects in…

Posted in Family, Home, Uncategorized

Mar 1

March 1, 2016

My Grandmothers’ quilts and Psalm 90

Last year, I had several quilt tops from my grandmothers quilted.  These quilts had been pieced together by my paternal and maternal grandmothers and one was most probably worked on my maternal great-grandmother.   The woman who quilted them thought that one was probably from the 1930’s (the one with a variety of patchwork material) and the other one from the 1940’s.  What a breathtaking thought, that the hands that loved and raised my parents made these quilts (most likely…

Posted in Faith, Family, Home, Memories, Recognize and Remember, Uncategorized

Mar 17

March 17, 2015

Those who have known me the longest

Earlier this month, a quiet day went by without the world knowing how this day changed my life.  I started to write a few words about the importance of this day on Facebook, but deleted the post when the few written words could not portray my heart’s feelings.  On March 12, 2014 my Dad, my only living parent entered his eternal home and the one who had known me the longest left this earth.  Just 14 months before, my Mom…

Posted in Family, Home, Recognize and Remember

Aug 20

August 20, 2011

A Yearly Favorite Blog Post: Verses to send with your children as they head back to school

Just a few hours ago, my youngest daughter loaded all of her stuff into a car to head back to college.  This is not the first time, I have done this but it is the last.  Next year at this time, she will be married.  Saying goodbye always looks the same – piles of stuff in our home, loading it all in the car, and then a circle of prayer and finally tearful goodbyes.  Then there is an emptiness about…

Posted in Faith, Home

Aug 9

August 9, 2010

A Yearly Favorite Blog Post: Verses to send with your children as they head back to school

So many of you have been searching for prayers and support as your children return to their school routine.  My blog has been pretty busy these last couple of days with people looking for verses to send with your children as they go to Kindergarten, High School, Home school, or college!  This time of year always makes me reflect upon how each year I would send a notecard off to school with my daughters on (or close to) the first day of school.  I…

Posted in Faith, Home

Jun 16

June 16, 2010

A Family Heirloom Awaiting the Next Generation

26 years ago, a couple named Bill and Sandy (that is my husband and I) were awaiting our first-born child.  We had no idea if we were having a boy or a girl, but we were excited and scared (at least I was).  We had just moved into a new house and had a yellow gingham nursery ready.  In the garage, Bill worked on a cradle for the new baby and he did so without the many tools that he has today….

Posted in Christian Speaker, Daughters, Family, Home, Memories, MOPS Mentor, Mothering

May 5

May 5, 2010

My Daughter's Life as a Military Wife

This past weekend, Bill and I enjoyed our first visit at our (newly married) son-in-law and daughter’s home.  Since they have been married (9 months ago), they have lived in 3 different states.  Our son-in-law, Josiah has been in classes for his specialized military job; it required him to have training in different bases.  After their wedding  weekend last September, Laryssa basically took 2 suitcases with her filled with her clothes.  All of her shower, wedding and personal items were left in our home packed…

Posted in Daughters, Home, Marriage

Nov 20

November 20, 2009

The Empty Nest at our Homey Home

This is a post that I have been writing in my head for the last 10 weeks – especially as so many people have asked how we are doing with our empty nest.  So here is my answer to how are we doing with the empty nest? Well… it is hard yet good, lonely yet freeing,  fun and yet sad, and did I mention quiet?  I have enjoyed the freedom from parenting (mostly driving back and forth to Audrianna’s school and work)  –…

Posted in Daughters, Family, Home, Memories, MOPS Mentor, Mothering

Aug 13

August 13, 2009

The 2 questions everyone is asking

Lately, everywhere I go (and every email I receive) the same 2 questions have been asked of me over and over. How are the wedding plans coming along? How are you doing with so much going on in your life right now? For those of you who might not be aware of what is going on in my life right now, here is the scoop.  In 5 days, our family will be taking our youngest daughter to Moody Bible Institute…

Posted in A Mother's Paycheck, Daughters, Family, Home, Marriage, MOPS Mentor, Mothering

Jun 30

June 30, 2009

Secure Memories from old Post-it notes

Years ago, when our family was living in a double-wide trailer (a very nice one, I might add) – our oldest daughter, Alycia stuck Post-it® Notes  on the back of Bill and I.  Believe it or not, I still have those Post-it® notes today (okay, I know that it is easy to believe – just look at the name of this blog).  These Post-it® notes read (written in ink and pencil in the handwriting of a 9-10 year old): “This is…

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