2020's Word of the Year

2020 word of the year- Release
Release control of what I can't control. Release worry. Release fear. Release...

Monday, June 29

We're getting a new daughter!!!

Yesterday my son got engaged and I am so happy for him. His bride-to-be is smart, pretty and mature. But best of all she is very good for him.  I am very excited to welcome this lovely young woman into our family!

Tuesday, June 16

Happy Birthday Ian!

I'm going to be in big trouble over this because I forgot to post it on my son's birthday. But since he became a middle child a few years ago he should get used to being forgotten. Right? :P

Seriously, I am so very proud of this young man, I just can't tell you how much. He is independent and self sufficient, but more than that he is one of the most compassionate men I know. He is also sometimes brutally honest and I appreciate that(most of the time). He isn't perfect and he still has some growing up to do, don't we all? But I love him very much and can't wait to see what he accomplishes with his life.

Happy Birthday to my baby boy- middle child- practical joker- best son a mom could ask for!

Elisabeth Elliot

When I was a young wife there was a short radio broadcast on the radio featuring Elisabeth Elliot. I was impressed by her wisdom and sat at her feet (so to speak) and drank in her words. Later I read her books, the one about her childhood years really stuck with me. It's called The Shaping of the Christian Family and can be found here at Amazon.com.

I'm linking to an article that shared some of her best quotes. They are great little nuggets of wisdom and I hope that you enjoy them as I did. 

Here is one of them,
“But the question to precede all others, which finally determines the course of our lives is, 'What do I really want?' Was it to love what God commands, in the words of the collect, and to desire what He promises? Did I want what I wanted, or did I want what He wanted, no matter what it might cost?” 

“When ours are interrupted, his are not. His plans are proceeding exactly as scheduled, moving us always (including those minutes or hours or years which seem most useless or wasted or unendurable).” 

Thank you Elisabeth for being my mentor even though we never meant. And thank you for staying the course and finishing the race well, setting a good example for those of us left behind. 

Monday, June 15

My favorite coffee

I recently bought a different brand of coffee on the clearance rack at work. It wasn't much of a bargain as I ended up throwing it away. My daughter said it tasted sour. I didn't realize coffee could taste sour, but she was right.
So I bought my favorite Seattle's Best #4. This is a nice rich coffee that leaves me feeling satisfied.

Sunday, June 7


This is what I like to see.

Wednesday, June 3

Bittersweet Day

This morning I got the call I had been expecting for weeks. My grandmother passed away. I am grieving because I am going to miss her, but I am rejoicing for her because she has been released from this world with all of it's pain and sorrow.

Lovely in Lavender

After I got the call this morning a poem sprung to mind. It's written by John Gillespie Magee and is about flight, but if you just look at the first and last lines of this poem it is very fitting to what my grandmother experienced this morning.

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,... 
put out my hand and touched the face of God."