Words can be such a comfort and a blessing. They can change a day by being the pivotal moment, bringing light in the darkness, joy in the midst of sorrow, laughter in remembering. Today a dear friend sent me a picture of her daily calendar. No message, just the photo. The January 15 entry: The… Continue reading A Grateful Heart
I'm not sure when it happened, but it was confirmed this past Christmas. We have moved past the toys on the wish list. My (not so) littles were hoping for things that supported their dreams--like dance and games and shoes. My little fella asked for a pair of Crocs (easy to slide on and off… Continue reading How to Get Lost (and a free book)
Forty-nine years ago today my parents said "I do" because they did and that was the beginning of a fantastic journey full of brilliant, simple moments and more love than one house could hold. Forty-nine years ago right now, I believe they were warming up some Pepsi or some such because they'd heard that it… Continue reading A Little Golden Kind of Christmas Story
December 17, 1967. Forty-eight years ago. My parents stood before a small group of family and friends in front of the Pastor, and with my Mama's best friend and my Daddy's Daddy standing beside them, they said "I do." And they did. They laughed, they learned, they worked hard, they listened, they tried, they failed,… Continue reading Maemae’s Holiday Book–2015 Edition
December 17, 1967. It was forty-seven years ago that my parents said their I do's and joined their lives forever. With close friends and family present, and Mama's best friend from school and my Daddy's Daddy standing up beside them, they joined hands and hearts and stories. Forever. I'm convinced they are up at… Continue reading An Anniversary, ee cummings, and Christmas
This evening I was telling my knitting diva friend and others about my parents' favorite children's book, "Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm" by the Provensens. The stories about all of the animals that live on the farm are entertaining, heartwarming, sad, and funny as all get out. I thought that my friend would especially… Continue reading When All We Really Want Is…..
Are you feeling under-appreciated? Over-worked? Feeling okay about your life, but tired of folks around you not getting along? Are you feeling stripped to the core and like your vulnerability is visible to the world? Have a I got a book for you to read! It's all about those feelings and stepping outside the box… Continue reading For When You Feel Like Quitting
December 17. The day my parents married in 1967, forty-six years ago. It all started with a guy named Cheshire, who was good friends with Mama and Daddy individually, introducing the two of them while they were in college at Valdosta State. He had already let Mama read some of the things Daddy had written. … Continue reading and the two became one–how the journey began