A Home for Grace

A few weeks ago, we were laughing at a Facebook post that our daughter, Amanda, posted about one of her twin 7 year olds, Izzy. It went like this: Izzy: “What’s your name?” Amanda : “Mommy” Izzy: “No, your other name, what other people call you.” Amanda: “Other people?” Izzy: “Yeah, ya know the otherContinue reading “A Home for Grace”

The Birthday Retreat

It was my birthday weekend in 1959.  Since my birthday is July 2, I grew up thinking everybody had fireworks on their birthday.  I was to become seven years old, and we had gone to Grandpa’s camp for the long weekend. When I say the word camp, I mean a house in the woods fully suppliedContinue reading “The Birthday Retreat”

Honking and Soaring

I’ve always been fascinated by birds, although my knowledge of them is minimal. Watching them soar in the air is as sometimes freeing as doing it myself. The way the air current lifts them and carries them to and fro and up and down is captivating and so graceful as they are carried. Whether theyContinue reading “Honking and Soaring”

Face to Face

It was a quiet weekend in late Fall, and I was 45 years old. I found myself on the path to singleness after being separated for two and a half years. David, our 11-year-old son, had gone to spend the weekend with his Dad. I was in the quietness of the room in which myContinue reading “Face to Face”

The Little Flashlight

I spent a lot of time at my Grandparents house as a small child. I loved their home, which my grandfather built. I can still shut my eyes, walk into their house in my mind, place familiar things, and remember every nook and cranny. Their house was bright and airy with lots of windows, whichContinue reading “The Little Flashlight”

A Point of Grace

Misty, our Shepherd/Husky, unexpectedly joined my family in 1996. She was three weeks old when tragedy struck her. Misty’s mother’s owners were backing down the driveway and accidentally hit her, and she did not survive. Three-week-old Misty was alone and needed a family. My first husband brought her home one evening, unannounced, and undoubtedly unplanned.Continue reading “A Point of Grace”


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