Today I saw a spark of hope, It barely showed at first. But as we fanned the tiny flame, It light and warmth forth burst. The smallest kindness made the flame, Kindle larger and make known. It’s presence be not very small, But great to us, it’s light forth shown.
I stopped short yesterday as I went to climb out of my car. A friend of my brother in law’s was helping out around the house and he commented on my skinny legs. He said that my dad also had skinny legs. “Yeah,” I said, “That’s where I got them.” Instead of leaving it atContinue reading “In the Image and Likeness”
When I was a little girl, my mother canned many foods. Nothing like the amount her mother did, though. We grew up on stories of grandma’s canning prowess. The stories about grandma were legendary. We heard tell of her canning everything from windfall peaches, to green beans from her garden, along with the many otherContinue reading “The Cans that Bind”
I am sorry to have waited until almost the last possible moment to write my Tuesday blog post. However, I do have a good reason. Today I was trying to hand up a bag of potato chips to a friend who was working on my roof. As I asked him if the kind was ok,Continue reading “Mama’s Beef Soup – Italian Style”
We are fortunate enough to live in an area of many state parks. These parks vary in what they offer, but most have hiking trails (a family favorite!) as well as great scenery to enjoy while using said trails! If you live in a state that does not charge to use their parks, then youContinue reading “Your State Parks”
Today I cried for lost innocence.
Life is a funny thing. As I listen to the rain pitter-patter on my windows, I think of the many things I need to accomplish when I awake. Not now, of course. Now is the middle of the night, but rather in the morning and following hours. I am needing to take it just oneContinue reading “Life and Promise”
It’s that time again! Time for children to go back to school! Today, child #4 will be moving into a spot for the week at school. Thursday, child #1 will be returning for the senior year of college! Whew! How did that happen? I am not old enough to have a senior in college!!! GoodnessContinue reading “Back to School!”
I have bad news. It is not the worst news in the world, but it is plenty bad for me. The other night, I was enjoying a large raspberry milkshake from our favorite drive-in eatery. It was awesome – so creamy and rich and rasberrylicious! YUUUUUMMMMM!!!! I enjoyed it greatly on the way down. NotContinue reading “Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: A Good-bye to My Dearest Dairy”
I want to talk about something today that we haven’t talked about before. It’s a subject that needs to be discussed, but people are afraid to bring it up. It’s considered shameful, but there is nothing of which to be ashamed. What am I talking about? Child to parent violence or CPV for short. WhatContinue reading “A Delicate Matter”