Thankful Thursday

So, it’s been a sweet week. Last Friday morning started with dropping Tanner and his friend off at his ‘Young Life’ ‘Brojangles’ breakfast at 7 a.m.  It’s not always easy rushing out the door that early, but there are definite perks. Like this view… At school, for our last Friday before the 3 week break (YAHOO!!!), I had coffee and emergency chocolate on hand. It came in handy. Full day. Oh, and Hope must’ve known that it’d be super fullRead more

…a few thoughts on husbands…

Yes, I have a few thoughts on husbands.  Correction.  Husband. Singular. Meaning mine. I’ve joked (sort of) in other posts that my husband is a ‘man among men’ in many ways. (And sadly, this was said more humorously than amorously…)  He is stubborn, thinks he’s invincible, and often doesn’t filter his thoughts through his brain before they come out of his mouth.  He will probably admit to all of the above freely.  He lives with an extreme intensity which hasRead more

…a few thoughts on red-tailed catfish and common ground…

So, my son’s birthday was yesterday.  He had a few specific things that he wanted:  a red-tailed catfish for his aquarium, and possibly a Lowe’s gift card for some tools, wood, etc for his projects.  We decided to celebrate a day early because our youngest son was going out of town for a retreat and wanted to be there to celebrate his brother’s birthday.  So after work on Thursday, I rushed out to Lowe’s first to get the gift card.Read more

thoughts on marriage…little lessons from a duck

There they were.  At least they had their eyes on the same goal and were walking in the same direction.  But the drake?  He meandered back and forth, back and forth and left the beaten path for the grass.  The mama mallard?  She stayed on the walkway, followed the rules, made her way to the pond and managed to stay on the path even though the drake would go to and for and every which way. She was efficient inRead more

At Day’s End

So here’s the thing. You watch a movie. There are the ups and downs, twists and turns, moments of laughter, tears, moments of wondering how things are going to turn out and thinking there’s no way a situation can end well. And then? The end of the movie. The beautiful ending where all of the pieces come together and you see where things have been leading all along. It’s a happy ending, a hopeful ending, one that leaves you withRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Love

Love Clings. Holds. Bears. Cherishes. Values. Believes. Hopes. Endures. They were still holding hands after more than a half of a century together. Love that. One has gone on, but I know that the one left behind still clings to her memory and the legacy she has left behind. Their love helps him to still be one who believes, bears, cherishes, hopes, and endures. I Corinthians 13:4-6 “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.Read more

Daily Prompt Challenge – Sensitive

He saw through the smiles and knew the courage it took for his strong wife to push through the pain of her cancer to be fully present in the moment for those around her. And she was. She was fully present and all there for those in her midst. Her husband of over fifty years was sensitive to his wife and reached out in compassion to encourage her. Despite some hearing loss, memory issues, and aches and pains,he was fullyRead more