Wow, a lot has happened in a week hasn’t it? A week ago I was looking forward to a trip to New York City with my daughter and my friend for our annual March Madness Trip. Both the trip and March Madness are cancelled, much to my husband’s dismay. Big Plans For A Big Year … More Three Important Things I Learned From Plans Interrupted
There’s a saying, “Ignorance is bliss”. Sometimes that’s true. Sometimes it’s easier to know what happened, what could have happened, after the fact. The Nashville Tornado I went to bed shortly after one of my favorite television shows Monday night. I didn’t stay up long enough to watch the news, I was too sleepy. I … More Relief in the Midst of the Storm
A Typical Afternoon Interrupted There I was, minding my own business, running some errands when they hit me like a barrage of pellets from my son’s old air-soft gun. One after the other. They turned my ordinary afternoon into an emotional tidal wave. What were they? Memories. A Trip Down Memory Lane As I was … More When Fond Memories Rise To The Surface
A Time For Everything Wise King Solomon knew what he was talking about. There is indeed a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. His writings in the Bible, Ecclesiastes Chapter Three are well-known, even by those who are not of faith. For example, a popular song from the 1960’s was based … More When A Time To Weep Collides With A Time To Laugh
I have a big announcement. My husband and I are starting the new year with an addition to our family! We didn’t adopt and I’m certainly too old to bear a child. Not a puppy either. Our son got married last weekend so we have a new daughter-in-law! She is a wonderful addition to our … More Oh Happy Day! When They Said “I Do”
Sometimes, it’s just hard to leave a place. Can anyone else relate? I have to admit, I had a really hard time leaving the condo we rented in Banner Elk for two weeks earlier this month. I even shed a tear or two. I recall other times I have wept over leaving a place. I … More If Walls Could Talk, What Good Things Would They Say?
I’ve been thinking about circles this month. No, not the geometric ones but, rather, circles of people. And, not just any people but circles of friends. A Circle of Friends I recently spent the morning with some friends playing cards and catching up on life. Three of the five of us have children getting married … More Life is Better With a Circle of Friends