family · Hope · Thanks

memorialized…

Saturday… a gathering of family… to honor the memory of the elder-in-law…No formal service… for the one who saw the celebration of his 90th as a eulogy…Children… grandchildren… great-grands… together to visit… remember… eat… and share hearts…And that was the most beautiful part… the hearts shared… many transparent to me… for the first time…Laughter… tears……… Continue reading memorialized…

Death · Faith · family · Mercy

as one snatched from the fire…

The elder-in-law… one year and fourteen days… from his step of faith… became separated from his body… temporarily separated from us… through death…For more than three months now… he’s been full-time in a nursing home… his decreasing mobility demanding more… than what we could do…Last night… as my husband shared the news… of his dad’s…… Continue reading as one snatched from the fire…

Faith · family · Joy · Praise

joy’s… ups… and downs…

A time of celebration… filled with… ups… and… downs…the travel out of town… three hotels… in three nights…(really four… with some complications…)ceremonies… hours long… weary legs… and patience tried…But at the heart… a graduation completed… a degree bestowed…Joy… for a mom… and dad… plus the brothers…Each high… seems to be followed by a low…The oldest……… Continue reading joy’s… ups… and downs…

family · Rest

some days… things just don’t get done…

Today… Monday… the beginning of a week… when things should get organized… for the rest of the week… but some days… just need to be interrupted…A daughter home… celebrating completion of a degree… days to rest before graduation… a mom… just has to rest too… a great reason… just to be… together… doing… whatever…Having lunch……… Continue reading some days… things just don’t get done…

Faith · family · Thanks · Time

19 years… the long and short of it…

A time period… sometimes seems long… sometimes short…Even just one minute… can seem too long when you are holding your breath… or completing a set of ab exercises… but when you have one minute to complete a task… or get across town for an appointment… it’s nothing…Today for me… marks a long… and short…It’s been…… Continue reading 19 years… the long and short of it…