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Honoring a Mother

My earthly mother passed away over 20 years ago.  I have no doubt she is in Heaven and I will see her again.  Although I know in my head she is in glory, my heart still misses her.  No matter how old the child, when your mother leaves this world and you have no one to...

In Memoriam

The last few weeks have been difficult … read on … I believe God places people in your life for a reason … sometimes for a season.  Cary and I have come to the realization of this fact since late September.  Let me explain. We first met John and his wife,...

Don’t Give Up!

                  I’m a sucker for sappy movies – inspiring, true stories – the more they make me cry the better.  Now you know how I spent most of my weekend.  I am in awe of how people persevere through adversity.  Some...

In the Valley

Any of my family, friends or followers know that I LOVE stories.  Give me a good book or movie and I’m in hog heaven.  I rate a good story on a “box” rating versus a star rating.  One box of tissues per star.  So, if I give a story a “5 box” rating, you know it’s...

Feeling the Loss

This past week, to put it bluntly, has been a heavy emotional toll for me.  I have suffered a loss not once, but three times.  First, my father-in-law (my “dad” when my own passed) went home to Glory surrounded by our large family.  We cried, laughed and reminisced to...

Remembering Katrina

    Do you remember what you were doing this week in 2005?  I hadn’t until someone reminded me that it was the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast  early in the morning on August 29, 2005. When the storm made landfall, it had a Category 3...

Scars Seen and Unseen

I’ve had my share of surgeries during my lifetime, especially this year.  I have the scars to prove it.  Healing does come over time, physical scars do heal, diminish in size and visibility, and eventually you are back to normal, at least physically.  This week,...