Category Archives: Testing/Trials

Closing the door

We all open and close doors every day: doors to our house or apartment, garage doors, office doors, classroom doors, bathroom doors, bedroom doors, car doors … on and on. Like everyone, I opened and closed a lot of doors today, … Continue reading

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Those last few days

This week I am reliving those last few days before my Dad passed away one year ago. Last October 20th found my dad in the hospital. He was pretty much bedridden and unable to stand unless assisted by 2 people. … Continue reading

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A Walk to Remember

Yesterday I went for a walk with my 17 month old granddaughter, Madison Joy. It was a walk to remember. Basically, Maddie set the course and I followed – keeping watch. She toddled around observing the big wide world  and experimenting with her place in it. … Continue reading

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When All the Touchstones are Gone

A month ago my Dad died. Almost 2 weeks ago we moved my Mom, who deals with dementia,  into a seniors’ residence. Now we are beginning the lengthy process of tidying up and cleaning out the family home of 64 years. Most … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Stories

This past week our grand-daughters, Sophie (almost 6) and Alivia (3), were spending sister time together at home. Here’s what happened, as reported by their mom: Sophie: “hey Livie, let’s play Moses and pharaoh. I’ll be Moses. LET MY PEOPLE … Continue reading

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A Story of Babies and Dogs and Love

This is a story of babies and dogs and love.  Let me explain. At 9:21 pm two evenings ago our son and daughter-in-law gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Because they’d been at the hospital since early morning, our daughter Bethany who … Continue reading

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Learning to Read

Recently my daughter-in-law, Heather, posted a cool video on facebook. It depicted a momentous event in the life of our 5 year old granddaughter, Sophie. She was reading! I detected the excitement in Sophie’s voice as the markings on the page … Continue reading

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On becoming a Sexagenarian

Tomorrow I will become a sexagenarian.  I will be turning 60 years old.  I can hardly believe it! Six decades of living … six zero … six times ten. Put another way it means I have turned 20 three times; or … Continue reading

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“The times, they are a’changin …”

I have always been a sensitive and somewhat sentimental person. They say that natural tendencies become more pronounced with age. I wonder if that’s what’s going on with me. Tonight I feel thoughtful, and yes, sentimental. I am happy/sad because … Continue reading

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Tribute to a friend

Days like today and news like this makes one stop and think and take stock. Seriously. This morning we heard that a dear friend of ours left this life and went to be with Jesus. My husband, Peter, had been … Continue reading

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