30 Days of Thanksgiving

With all the craziness (the happy kind!) going on in my life I know I could never keep up with posting daily so here it is in one fell swoop… 30 Days of Thanksgiving! I give thanks for… the redeeming love of Jesus Christ. the best mother a daughter could ever hope for… if I can […]


Happy Epiphany! It’s time to post my one little word for 2013 and that word is… tiny drumroll please… transform.


My one little word for 2012 is “be”. I think it is self-explanatory, so I will leave it at that. BE.

A Mother Is…

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate […]


My “one little word” for 2011 is “follow”. Follow was the first and only word that I thought of when I pondered one little word for the new year. In looking towards the next season of life, I am too often overcome with fear and… well… more fear. I anticipate changes ahead that will, no […]

Have Paintbrush… Will Travel…

Oh.My.Word. I love colors! I love paint! I’m not sure yet if I love painting, but as with every artistic endeavour I throw myself into, I wholeheartedly enjoy the process of collecting a stash of lovely supplies!! I get caught up in and overwhelmed by the world of color… how many blues or whites can […]

A Dream and a Hug

For the second time since my mom died a year ago, I dreamed about her. The first time it happened, I dreamed she was dying in the hospital but, unlike the way it happened in real life, she was conscious and I was able to tell her how much I loved her and how she […]

Missing Nana

“If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?” – G.K. Chesterton I miss you, my lovely Nana! Surely our good and faithful God nurtured you in your long journey and in you blossomed His most exquisite […]


Weep… one little word for 2010… I had no idea that my one little word for 2009 would take on so much more meaning than I anticipated or, in all honestly, ever wanted. Embrace. Losing both my mother and grandmother over the summer – within eight weeks of each other – brought daily opportunities to […]

Happy Birthday, Mama!

Today is the first time we will celebrate my mother’s birthday without her. Her life on earth came to an end last month. Since then, I’ve been trying to comfort and care for my mother’s brokenhearted mother, my Nana. We are celebrating mom’s 68th birthday with Nana at her house today. I couldn’t bear the […]