I love singing, always have! I grew up in a musical home. My father would sit down at the piano and begin playing. All us girls would come running to join in and mother would offer her alto harmony from the kitchen (and only now do I realize just how often she was stuck in… Continue reading My Favorite Easter Hymns
This post is from way back, August 2010. We still enjoy family games on Sunday. This was a great memory to read back through! Sunday at our home is family time, after church we do a little lunch and then vote on which family activity we are going to do. I bruised my heel last… Continue reading Sunday Games
Sometimes, it's a lot of fun and quite humorous to read through old drafts of mine. I get to spend some time reflecting how my life has changed and how my life can remain so very constant over the years. For instance, the following draft came from Nov. 2015, and yet, the sentiment is still… Continue reading What’s New With Me?
I've heard people say "you are going to miss your kids when they go" or "hold on to those little ones tight, they grow up too fast". I can now tell you from experience that these statements are a GROSS understatement! I don't think all the warnings and admonitions in the world can prepare you… Continue reading Too Fast, pt.2
Too Fast! The past 18 years went by way too fast! One of the main reasons I chose to get back into writing was to process the departure of my first-born child. Let me tell you, it was so much harder than I had thought or anticipated! Daniel, 1 day old When Daniel was born… Continue reading Too Fast, pt.1
In the 23 years I have been married, only 18 months of them have been lived in my home state of Iowa. That's rough on this family girl who spent every holiday splitting my time between my mother's side and my father's side. Holidays always meant loud, raucous groups of people living, laughing, arguing, love… Continue reading The Beauty of Technology
This is for Anna. Most of my readers don't know who Anna is, but she is in many of my favorite childhood memories because she is my first cousin. I consider her 'is' because she will always be my first cousin and a woman I loved, even though she is no longer walking the terra… Continue reading Battling Addiction