My friend, Leslie, has invited (and encouraged) us to share ten Christmas traditions. Sounds simple but ten is actually a lot. But, on Instagram, she encouraged us to give it “the old college try” and so I will:) Traditions around here have changed and some have evolved or others have been modified. That used to… Read More Christmas Traditions – Then and Now
Today marks another birthday. Another birthday that should have been – but will be missed. My sweet Tyler, who has been in Heaven for thirteen years, would have been twenty-seven. Yes, a grown man with, no doubt, a family and home of his own, but we still would have made a big deal of his… Read More Reflections on Another Birthday
Five Years. I type those two words…and then I sit here. Speechless. Overwhelmed. And heartbroken. Can it truly be five entire years since our sweet Tyler breathed his last breath here on earth? Yes, he awoke to breathe new air (“and found it celestial” as the beautiful song goes) but he left us behind…and, oh… Read More Five Years
Already Thursday and I have not been able to blog since Thursday. I guess becoming high-maintenance really does interfere with your computer time….oh, and your cleaning time, making dinner time, and – well, you get the picture. Definitely time to rethink my daily/weekly schedule. But, onto better topics:) We had some snow this morning –… Read More A Little Bit of Americana
Outside my window…yet another beautiful day!! Really this fall has been gorgeous. I think I am getting lulled into thinking this could actually last. Yeah right. I sure would be thrilled if the nasty weather could hold off for at least another three weeks – the first weekend in December is our annual Ladies Day… Read More Planning for the Ladies’ Trip
Tonight I Hold This Candle lyrics by Alan Pederman Tonight I hold this candleIn memory of youHoping someway, somehow, my love will shine through.I close my eyes lost in the glowThere are so many things I want you to know. This candle says I love you –This candle says I miss you.This candle is saying… Read More August 1st – Four Years…..
Probably my favorite picture of all time…….. My Three Favorite Men!! No, it won’t win any photography awards..but it is priceless to me. My son, Jordan – now the airman – My buddy, Tyler – now celebrating everyday in Glory – and my Hubbie, the rock that hold us all steady! Their expressions are genuine… Read More Finally…..
Remember the party – for Tyler’s 13th birthday – I mentioned on Monday….and all of his buddies who are graduating?? Just had to share a quick picture. All of these guys have really grown (for some…literally!! The guy in the burgundy t-shirt is 6’7″ now!) into handsome young men! I am so excited for all… Read More Good Buddies, Great Friends
Tyler would have been a senior this year (hard to imagine)! And I knew this year was going to be tough and I have tried hard to protect my heart; however, these last couple months of school are so full of activity and events that I so miss seeing Tyler involved in that it has… Read More Morgan and Books – Thankful Thursday
Hubbie and I spent some time yesterday afternoon working out at the cemetery….putting down fresh mulch and some fertilizer as well. Tyler’s tree is not yet in bloom but the dark mulch really looked nice and the afternoon was so beautiful, it really was a balm for our hearts. Another holiday without our sweet boy…sometimes… Read More I Serve a Risen Savior