IF I HAD KNOWN THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW

It is the day after Easter, and I am sitting at the dining room table sipping a cup of hot tea, thinking about the holiday weekend.  Easter Sunday was everything I had hoped. Celebrating the resurrection of Christ, then spending the afternoon with my family around a table laden with delicious food, memories, laughter, and enjoying the precious commodity of […]

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FINDING PEACE AMONG THE PAIN

For the last ten weeks,  my heart-felt as if a thick fog had taken it hostage, allowing only sadness to escape. I found myself having a tough time sleeping, often waking up throughout the night, thinking about the things I wanted so desperately to change, then realizing it was beyond my ability to change them.  Concentrating on just about anything […]

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GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS?

Guess what day it is?  We hear that question on the television at least once a week, as the talking camel walks through a busy office. Wednesday, hump day, the middle of the work week, when employees start thinking about Friday. This story is about people. Happy people. People who are sad and prickly people.  I am sure dear reader […]

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PEACE FROM THE MOURNING DOVE COO

For the last three days, two Mourning Doves have visited me. The first day they meandered on my driveway, sauntering together like a couple enjoying a spring day. On the second day, they explored the yard stopping for a bite to eat at the feeder. Always together, always loving and caring towards each other. Today one sat on the deck […]

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CASSIE’S CHANGE OF HEART

Cassie’s Change of Heart is the third part of the Chipped and Mixed Matched Teacups. In part two: The Traveling Teacups, Cassie and Jim Davidson attend the reading of John’s Will. They were each given the teacup and saucer that held piping hot tea on a cold winter’s night. Along with the chipped and mixed- matched cups and saucers, they were […]

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WHEN FRIENDS GATHER

Tonight I had the pleasure of sharing dinner with my sister, Donna, and her husband, Albert. It is always a pleasure when family members get together. However, this story is about friends; church friends, neighbor friends, and new friends. It’s about the teens and parents working together; serving a meal, clearing the plates, and offering delicious desserts. I found the […]

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ACCEPTANCE AND LOVE

 Skyler was my great-grandson. He was born, July 1, 2016. Little did we know that twenty-nine days later, God’s angels would travel to earth, and escort our precious, perfect little boy to his forever home in heaven. I started writing the Skyler Letters to help me with my grief. However, I continue to write them to help others who might […]

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