Sunday, January 8, 2012

Time to say goodbye

I haven't reposted here in a while, and won't be back.  I do thank those of you who were encouraging to me while Mother was still living.  It's time to move on.  Thanks

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heaven Is For Real????

Our VBS this year is food themed and called  Shake It Up!  Each night the children learn about different stories from the Bible that are food related.  Last night they learned about the Last Supper.  The jist of the whole theme, though, is really that we should GIVE.  Give to others who may be less fortunate and Give Happily To God!!!!                       
My Sunday School Class has been studying the book Heaven Is For Real, which is about a 4 year old boy who had a near death experience.  Over the next few months, etc... he starts talking about the things he saw in Heaven.  I had already read this book.  I can't think off the top of my head what the boy's dad's name is, who authored the book.  Anyway, I went to a couple of classes and decided that I didn't want to talk about Heaven with a large group right now.  I'm not quite ready, even though it's been nine months since Mother died.  I still have questions that I know will never be answered by another person on Earth anyway.  I just still need to pray and search my own heart and soul.  I may never, ever have answers until the day that my soul leaves my own body.  I guess that's okay.  I just don't think that a 4 year old boy should determine what I think of Heaven, either.  Our new pastor told me he has some more books that he thinks I should read that might help me come to some kind of calm place.  We'll see.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Mom was My Dad

Since my father was not in the picture for most of my life, and when he was it wasn't usually very pleasant, I am going to honor my mother's memory on this Father's Day! 

Friday, June 3, 2011

EVERYDAY Five Minute Friday

This is Friday, isn't it?  I've been away from blogging just long enough to get out of the swing of things, but I'm trying to get back in gear.  I am linking to gypsy lady's blog and her Five Minute Fridays.   The rule is to check out her topic for the day and write non-stop for five minutes and five minutes only without any editing, etc......

Everyday is the topic for this week.
Here goes.......
Everyday, I get up, brush my teeth, take a shower and then decide what I'm going to do for the rest of the day.  That is what I do if my day hasn't already been planned for me, that is.
I used to go to the nursing home everyday, usually twice a day.  I would go at meal times to feed my mom.  Now, though, my days aren't so structured.
I usually sew some every day.  I have been writing in my journal almost every day.
But, that isn't really what I want to write about in this post.  Everyday is a new day with opportunities for new ideas, creations, fun, reflections, relationships (and to renew the ones I already have), etc...........  Most days I look forward to what I can accomplish by nighttime.  In the evenings, I usually look back over the day to see what I have done.  Some days I am very disappointed with myself, other days, I'm amazed by what all I did do!!!!  Then there are the days that I am glad I just got through halfway sane.
Everyday, though, I thank God for my many blessings!!!!
Well, times up.  This was very rambly wasn't it?

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Did I tell you that the photo in the last post is on a billboard in my town?   I've only had one person mention to me that they recognized me and Mother.  There are two other photographs of other folks on the same billboard, and it's not in the most prominent location.  But, that's ok.  I'm honored that they wanted to use this photo.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Mother and Me

May 24, 2010
Happy Mother's Day!
This will be the first Mother's Day without my mother-in-law or Mother.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Five Minute Friday on Sunday.......

Does it count if I write on Sunday for the Five Minute Friday challenge?  On Friday we were on the road coming back from SC.  We brought our daughter and her two little ones home with us for a week.  So, we are having too much fun for me to be on the computer very much.
Today I'm linking up to Lisa-Jo aka the gypsy mama, who chooses a topic every Friday and writes for five minutes.Only five minutes
And the rule is that whatever you write about in that five minutes is what you posts. No editing your thoughts. Today, her topic choice is "If I Knew I Could, I Would…...."

This week's topic is
If I knew I could, I would..........
do so many things that I have always wanted to do, like write a series of children's books.  I would design a line of clothing for children.  I would paint well enough to sell my work.  I would bake and design unbelievable cakes.  I would write a book for parents and teachers that would help them help their children who are students be more successful, and by that I don't necessarily mean make better grades, but that they would be happier.  I would cure allergies, cancer, COPD, staph infections, heart disease, arthritis, etc........................!  I would slow down time when I am sewing and/or when I am with my grands and daughters.  I would earn enough money to not ever have to worry or need for anything ever again.  Oh yeah, I think the number one thing I would do is figure out how every person in the world, especially older people would have better health care and not have to worry about the cost of it!!!
Times up!  That was quick.