It’s done. Three days after Thanksgiving and my Christmas tree is up. In this very unusual year, it feels good to have some sense of normalcy. Tree Or No Tree There is a wide range of feelings on decorating for Christmas this year. Some people have had their Christmas trees up for a few weeks … More Why I’m Decorating A Christmas Tree This Unusual Year
2020 – What a Year It’s been a hard year, hasn’t it? It’s not like any year we have yet experienced and hopefully not like any we will experience again. Now, it’s the week before Thanksgiving. I’m sure that when this pandemic started back in March, none of us anticipated we would still be in … More Finding Things To Be Thankful For
Giving and Receiving Imagine giving your child a gift. You have put a lot of thought into this gift — it’s the perfect gift for them at this time in their lives. They take the gift from you, untie the ribbon, carefully pull back the wrapping paper, look at the gift . . . and … More Are You Thankful For The Gift Of Your Life?
Waiting is hard. Waiting isn’t fun. We want to know now, to be there now. It’s simply not in our nature to be patient. Where We Wait Think about how often we have to wait. We wait at traffic lights and on busy highways at a standstill. We wait at doctor’s offices and then for … More The Best Thing To Do When You’re Waiting
Halloween is over. Halloween 2020, the scariest of years, with a full moon, the weekend before the most contentious of presidential elections. It’s enough to make you want to hide under the covers. I don’t like being scared. I never have. So Halloween has never been my favorite holiday. I think I may have watched … More What Do You Fear The Most?
My husband and I just returned from our annual fall trip to the mountains of North Carolina. It was such a fun time. We got to escape the oppressive, Florida heat, see colors in nature we don’t usually see, visit with friends, and best of all, spend time with our two children and their spouses. … More Some Beautiful Images of Our Creator’s Autumn
Ahhhhh, there’s nothing much better than fall in the mountains — the vibrant colors, the crisp, cool air, the taste of pumpkin spice everything. It’s a feast for all of the senses. It’s a welcome respite from the realities of everyday life. North to the Mountains We left a few days ago on our annual … More The Fantastic Journey to Cool, Color and Calm
Where Does The Time Go? Time surely flies. I can’t believe it’s been five years already! Five years since my daughter and son-in-law got married. It doesn’t seem that long ago. For that matter, it doesn’t seem like that long ago she was turning five years old or entering the fifth grade. Yet, here she … More Celebrating The Milestones: A Five-Year Anniversary Wish
We just marked another anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country, September 11, 2001. It’s hard to believe it has almost been twenty years. I suppose, most of us who were adults on that fateful day will remember every September the 11th until we reach the end of our lives. September 11, 2001 We … More Being A Good Mom In Times Of Crisis
I had two really good days this week. Nothing spectacular or unusual happened. I just got to experience a little bit of what life was like BC (before COVID) and it was marvelous. What Used To Be A Typical Day First, my husband and I joined two friends for lunch at a nice restaurant. It … More When The Little Things Become The Big Things