The Ones Who Hold Your Heart

One of the truths in my life is that I have had to say a lot of goodbyes over the years. When I was young I grew up in a preacher's family.  In our family moving was just part of what life was all about. We really did not move all that often---I lived in 5 different towns from birth to college and that really did not seem like all that many different places to me. After marriage I have had the pleasure of exploring several areas of our great United States and even Australia. I have lived in 6 … [Read more...]

Gone Too Soon?

Life sometimes comes at you full force and hits you in the face.  I feel a little bit like that lately and today's post may be more for me than for any of my readers .  Sometimes it just helps me to put it down on paper.  Or in this case---on screen. I had it all planned out---a nice little early birthday vacation get away for my mom.  We were going to go spend a few days together, see a show, stay at a nice hotel and eat yummy food.  Plane ticket bought, hotel booked, show booked, routes … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye

Today is the day we have waited for for 10 months.  It is time to move on.  Many of you have shared our journey over the past year with us---it has not always been an easy one but one we had to travel.  Chris's dad's illness and death in August 2011 took a toll on us all.  As the daughter in law it probably did not have as profound of an impact on me as it did on his children, Chris, Colleen and Carlton, but it impacted me nonetheless.  I loved him like a father and respected him.  He had raised … [Read more...]