There is nothing pleasant about surrendering. Surrender means that you did not get what you desired, your plans did not work, or simply that you lost. Several years ago, my husband and I visited Appomattox, VA which is where General Lee surrendered the Confederate army in the civil war to General Grant. As we visited this landmark, I told … [Read more...] about Surrender is never easy….
On top of our bedroom dresser sit numerous frames with photos of our beloved family. There is a large framed image from a Mary Engelbreit calendar that was framed by our middle daughter as a gift for a prior anniversary. It is an image of an older couple swinging on a porch swing as they look at old photos. The Sophocles' quote "Time eases all … [Read more...] about Time Eases All Things ~ 35 years of marriage
I have spent the last couple of weeks with my family - our daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren. Some of the time was spent in our home along with a few days in the mountains of West Virginia. Throughout our time together, I found myself sitting back in utter amazement at the family God has blessed us with. Each couple is uniquely different … [Read more...] about Telling of God’s faithfulness
For Christmas, my daughter gave me this Jan Karon book about Mitford's Father Tim. Reading it was like slipping on a pair of old slippers - a comfortable, cozy time with good friends. My friends from Mitford, Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley, and Barnabas the dog easily found their way into my heart once again. I often tell my husband Bill, that I … [Read more...] about Someplace Safe with Someone Good
I am still processing and grieving the death of my Mother a little over a month ago. Most days find me dealing with life just fine and then the awareness that she is gone will wash over me. I know that this is a normal part of grief and I try to welcome it as part of my healing, so I allow the tears to come and ask my Heaven Father to fill the … [Read more...] about Filling the emptiness in me….
The last several months has been a very recognizable and blessed time in my life and for our family - definitely providing reminders of how faithful God is. A trip to the Mexican Riviera, time with my daughter as we got ready for her wedding, sweet time with our family and then a most memorable, beautiful wedding day for Nic & Audrianna. How … [Read more...] about So Blessed …