What do you say to someone who is going through hardships and is tired and wants to just check out… permanently? I have had that conversation with a loved one and let me tell you , it is heart wrenching . When he told me that he just wanted to go home and be with his mother and his maternal grandfather I told him we … Continue reading What would you say?
” She had traveled the world and had seen many beautiful and strange places, but she said that she still loved home the best”.
Continue reading What She Said… “she had traveled the world and had seen many beautiful places but she still loved home the best”.
Even though I am in my fifties, nearing sixty, there is something about the first days of summer that has me feeling like a kid again. I start dreaming about going swimming, sleeping in, reading some good summery books, going to the beach… I pull out my white shorts, button down men’s shirts and sandals, which is my summer uniform, let my hair go crazy … Continue reading Summertime
When I was growing up, I often searched out places to hide out and read, draw, or ponder. In a family of extroverts, I was an oddity, or so I felt. My brothers told me no one knew that they had a sister, but that was ok with me! I just wanted to be alone, it may not have seemed healthy , but to me … Continue reading A place to call our own
I hope this summer is finding you staying cool, enjoying life, maybe slowing down a bit. Maybe calling a few girlfriends to get together for drinks, shopping expeditions, or a movie. Usually there are only a few that you share your innermost thoughts, dreams and day to day life with. We know many, and love many, but a handful of people are who you can … Continue reading The Importance Of Girlfriends…
It’s officially here….. Summer time! For us in the panhandle of Florida , summer is the longest season of the year. Time to relax, shed the excess clothing, and pare down our schedules in order to enjoy life a bit more. At my home, it is the time when life slows down. The heat can get oppressive, so sitting in the shade, with a cool … Continue reading Summertime, where the living is easy…
A couple of years ago, I went through a terrible time in my life. Plain and simple, I lost two family members within six months of each other. I always thought I was a strong person, having been a single mama with a sweet little girl, working hard to get somewhere, I thought I could handle most anything. Wrong. Sometimes life grabs you by … Continue reading Connecting The Dots…
How beautiful have these days been!!! I always love the springtime, the windows in my house are opened to let the breezes blow the cobwebs out, freshen up everything and revive my senses. I plant new plants and see our strawberries from last year have wintered over and are producing beautiful red berries. The iris moved from mama’s yard are blooming purple and … Continue reading In My Garden
It has been a busy month, I had intended to write more but birthdays, Halloween, and art shows got in the way. I have also been reading a lot. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp has been a real treat to read. Her book resonates with eucharisteo, giving thanks to God for all things and putting a name to it on her list. It is … Continue reading Just peeking in to say Hi!
Recently I was feeling a little homesick for my mama and grandmother and started reading some accounts of family history from my grandmother Mary. She was recounting when she and my grandfather Cary got married and he tied branches to the back of the car so when it was going down the dirt roads , it kicked up a lot of dust and was quite … Continue reading The Child In Me