A Growing Family & a Confession

Today is a special day  – and destined to be even more so if things go as planned.  We have a grandson due to enter the world today.  We are all patiently waiting and praying for a beautiful birth and healthy baby for our son and his girlfriend. I am constantly reminded of the multiple…

Peace After The Chaos

This photo I found with a handy google search is a good example of how my life feels sometimes – scrambled and chaotic.  But if you look close, there is some balance and artistic magic in the rendition.  I think that is really what my life strives to be.  I really need to say “our” lives,…

“Us” on the Back Cover

Our story is similar to so many others…. but, to us, it is special. We went to high school together and had numerous mutual friends, however, we didn’t really meet until our mid 20s.  After a whirlwind year of dating and meeting family and friends, we married in a large Catholic wedding. All the proper…

Savoring My Darkest Day

John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Some memories are so distinct.  The clarity is so crisp and real that you can relive every moment, feeling, smell, and sight. Your senses come alive with the memory and savor that time in history. Usually these are the good…

E is for Effort (My “E” alphabet writing challenge word)

 ef·fort noun \ˈe-fərt, -ˌfȯrt\                                                                                                                                                        : work done by the mind or body : energy used to do something : a serious attempt to do something : something produced by work “Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Today’s challenge is an effort – to stay…

Destiny… A Quandry – (My “D” alphabet writing challenge word)

des·ti·ny  noun \ˈdes-tə-nē\                                                : what happens in the future : the things that someone or something will experience in the future : a power that is believed to control what happens in the future Destiny is not a word or event that I want to explore at all! I have been thinking all day about…