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Happy Birthday To Me

Happy Birthday To Me

This week I reached a milestone birthday — the Big 5-0 I’ve been looking forward to this all year. Many look at age as a countdown to the inevitable. Some years I have been sad about the turning of another year, but this year has been different. I think it all started with my change … Continue reading

Wrapping Up Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve. The gifts are wrapped, the baking is done and the stockings are stuffed. I’m feeling pretty good about just sitting back and relaxing for the next few days. This has been a crazy couple of months.  October through December are always full with scheduled events and added work but this years little … Continue reading

What I did 25 years ago today!

What I did 25 years ago today!

Today is the day! It feels like we have been celebrating all summer long and now this day is finally here! Twenty-five years ago today, I said, I will. I will love you for better and for worse I will care for you in sickness and in health I will stay with you when we are … Continue reading

And here I am again…

And here I am again…

Have you ever turned a corner and found yourself back in a familiar place? Gardening season — This is our 3rd summer here in our new home. For the first year, the extent of my gardening was potted tomato plants on my deck. Last year, we tilled a garden and planted seeds but rascally rabbits, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Mom

Happy Birthday, Mom

Grief comes in waves. It’s foolish to think I can make it through January without tears. It’s been 15 years since my mother died.  January 18 was her last day on earth. As the sun was rising, He came and escorted her home. I remember the day with precision and clarity. I remember the room… … Continue reading

Secret Treasures at Christmas Time

One of my favorite things to do at Christmas time is curl up on the couch, sip hot cocoa, dim the lights and let the Christmas tree’s light fill the dark space.  My mind quiets down and I begin to ponder. That word ponder always reminds me of the Bible verse in Luke 2 where … Continue reading

Giving Jesus to Kids Today #GivingTuesday

The door swings open and in they come. One by one they hang up their coats and take off their boots. ‘T’ pops over…”Ms. Rachel, look at my kitty I brought in today!” “L” joins in… “I brought popcorn to share!!!” Giving them a sweet hug, I add in…”That’s so great!  I’m so glad you’re … Continue reading