Peace in Fresh Produce…

We traipsed into the Doctor's office, just him, and me, with a cuddle between us. We sat and we sat and we sat, sat, sat, sat, and suddenly the door opened and we stared with childlike eyes as the Physician brought us news:Sheldon's head had jumped the beaten path of 95%; it was time to … Continue reading Peace in Fresh Produce…

Baby Steps to the Breakfast Table

"The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."- Galatians 5:14I lay in the dark, late, seething.I had just read a chapter from Crazy Love about living a life for God. Examples of ordinary people feeding starving children, abandoned to the streets, families going to soup kitchens on Christmas … Continue reading Baby Steps to the Breakfast Table

Because Bon Jovi is Awesome…

So you may be wondering what this elbow is about...Today is Derrick's birthday. Somehow it's ended up being 11 p.m. and we've done the steak dinner and movie thing, and I watched Top Chef Masters and now we are tired, full and happy. I need to floss though...SOooo Derrick is downloading songs from my itunes … Continue reading Because Bon Jovi is Awesome…

Old Letters, Old Houses

I've just finished reading old letters.Written in sprawling handwriting, written in the 1940's, written by my Greats and Grands. My Great Aunts and Uncles, and my Grandma, jotting notes to each other before marriages and family ties.We are a family of gigantic proportions. My Great Grandma had ten children, mostly girls, and with that number … Continue reading Old Letters, Old Houses

"I Shout For JOY!" (On A Regular Day)

"Mommy, can I go in the Forest?""Um, yeah sure.""Mom, will you hold my hand so I don't get lost?""No.""PLEASE Mom? I don't want to get lost in the Forest so I need you to hold my hand and walk with me in the Forest.""Oh. Okay"So I grab a little paw, still traced with baby chub, … Continue reading "I Shout For JOY!" (On A Regular Day)