Post

Gratitude 360

I awake with gratitude….. as the silence of the sun gives birth to a new day Curiousity peaks of who or what may come my way Faith reminds that whatever today brings as the birds of the air joyfully sing “Your providence is enough” That happiness is not in acquiring stuff Today’s question, thought or dream… Read More Gratitude 360

Post

The making of M O M’s day.

After Anna Jarvis mother died in 1905, Anna conceived a way of honoring her motherʼs sacrifice by creating a special day to remember her mother. She would start the argument that American holidays were biased toward male achievements so she started a massive letter writing campaign to newspapers and prominent politicians urging the adoption of… Read More The making of M O M’s day.

Post

Becoming.

Todd asked me recently… why don’t you write anymore?  I quickly responded… “well, I do, sorta.” Then, I looked at my posted dates of my blog – many being stamped with seasons skipped in between.  Point taken.   Recently, I’ve devoted a bit more time to wood carving – pretty much on purpose.    It… Read More Becoming.

Post

Wings wide open.

  A knuckle thump was heard at the kitchen window.  Little feet slid along the laminate floor to peak outside.  Eyes are squinted, and he says, “I’m not sure, but is that a bird?”  I was hoping not.  He held the curtain open for me and I saw a robin’s wing stretched to the heavens… Read More Wings wide open.

Post

Anaconda Plan

Last night Drew and I were doing history homework – specifically reading about the courageous civil war generals.  We had to read a paragraph on Lee, Lincoln, Grant, Sherman and Davis that outlined monumental moments.  Then, we had to ask ourselves what three questions did we have while (yes, while) we read the paragraph.  Drew… Read More Anaconda Plan

Post

It all matters. Really.

Over the last month I’ve been a student.  I’ve attended an Oprah (The Life You Want) weekend conference – and then a few weeks later attended a silent retreat for 3 days.  Next, we held a Walk for all of us bereaved families that have lost a child–  then Todd and I celebrated our 15th… Read More It all matters. Really.