December Prayer

December Prayer I’m determined to remember I’m determined to forget On this last day in December I choose to move beyond regret   For it is often in the choosing Of what to hold and to let go for what we focus on will hold us And what we feed in life will grow I’ll forget what lies behind me Those things I cannot change But hold dear the lessons learned and Find the beauty that remains I’ll ‘forget’ theRead more

Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday Every ornament’s a story – and I could talk your ear off for hours detailing the story, the memory of each and every one.  Because these are my family’s stories. My kids’ lives told in yearly symbols of ornaments.Like the pink phone for instance? That one makes me smirk a bit because that was the year Hope lost at least three phones, one which flew off a rollercoaster, and one which was flushed down the toilet. Oops.  OrRead more

Remembering you…

So, Mother’s Day is a sweet one. Memories kind of fill the air on this day as we stop and remember our moms, and being a mom, and the mom-figures in our lives. And it’s a day to celebrate the incredible gift that it is to be a mom and to have a mom. But…this year..am especially aware of so many who have an ache right around now. That ache is a  pit-in-the-stomach, ache-in-the-heart, kick-in-the-gut kind of feeling that comesRead more

…a few thoughts on endings and beginnings…

  December Prayer I’m determined to remember I’m determined to forget On this last day in December I choose to move beyond regret For it is often in the choosing Of what to hold and to let go for what we focus on will hold us And what we feed in life will grow I’ll forget what lies behind me Those things I cannot change But hold dear the lessons learned and Find the beauty that remains I’ll ‘forget’ theRead more

…a few thoughts on remembering…

Getting lost is no fun.  Take it from me.  I’ve been lost a time or two (or fifty!).  I’ll think I know where I’m going and then, one wrong turn, and it’s a slippery slope of taking another wrong turn, trying to backtrack and forgetting which was the wrong turn, or the right turn, or the left turn or whatever turn, and pretty soon I’m a bit confused. (VERY confused, actually.)   It’s easy to lose our way sometimes… especially onceRead more

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ “Vivid”

Well, this week’s weekly photo challenge sure is timely.  “Vivid”is the word.  It is timely because this little guy is graduating from high school today.  But what is vivid in my mind? This image of him starting kindergarten literally feels like it was taken yesterday.  I can remember the missing tooth, the USA baseball shirt, the backpack and the flowers blooming on the front porch.  Yesterday.  Time goes so fast when you’re looking back. But at this stage for him….whenRead more

Never Forgotten

sometimes when we least expect it, we have little reminders of those we have lost Reminders that make us remember and smile, and appreciate the beauty that was not lost but that is just now hidden from our view Like forget-me-nots that emerge from the ground in the Spring these memories emerge from our hearts and we remember those who are never forgotten and appreciate the beauty of their presence in our lives even though they aren’t seen in fullRead more

Sunday Stills Challenge ~ Favorite thing to photograph

What is my favorite thing to photograph? Moments in Time. I love to capture these moments with a lens so that they can be relived over and over and over again. See the look on Chase’s face? I want to remember him as that ornery 3 year old! That year for this little guy, was the year of “time out”…and I can look at the expression on his face and a wave of memories comes back for sure! We’ve laughedRead more

Any Given Moment…

Any given moment of Any given day Of Any given hour Any given lifetime Everything can change Everything Any given time Any given place We could open up our eyes From our dreams arise and see our world’s a different place But when we stop And breathe We will stop And see And when we look We’ll find We will overcome Adversity In time… As we stop We see We remember We move on We believe Any given moment ofRead more