Category Archives: Faith & Family

Letting Go and Moving On

The last few years have been a time of great change in our home. All five of our children are now grown and flown. In May our babies, our twins, graduated from college and this past summer, the last one … Continue reading

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2014 – The Year I Took a Sabbatical

Like most people, at the end of each year I think about resolutions or goals for the next year. As I entered the last quarter of 2013, I made a decision to reach out to a family member with whom … Continue reading

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The Final Stretch

We have five kids. Three are grown and flown. Our babies, our twins, are getting ready to enter their last year of college. Our twins on their birth day. I was smiling in this picture, but inside I was terrified. … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen – Memories of My Mom

Mother’s Day is this weekend so I thought I would list a baker’s dozen of things that I remember fondly about my mother from my childhood. My mother on her wedding day. 1) I remember how efficiently my mother handled … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen – 2013

2013 was a year of changes – radical changes – for our family.  Some were happy changes, and some were sad changes, and a few were a mix of both. This is the reality of life. The changes have caused … Continue reading

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Age Is Only A Number

Age is only a number.  This statement is going through my mind as our babies, our twins, turn 21. I remember when they were born.  We had two other daughters and would add a fifth one when our niece came … Continue reading

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The Business of Dying

After 18 months of fighting colorectal cancer, my brother-in-law passed away peacefully with my sister at his side. The plan that they agreed to when the time came, was that he would go onto hospice care and die at home.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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Put The Lime in the Coconut

This past weekend it was my BIL’s birthday.  He has been fighting cancer, but has reached the stage in his journey of being on hospice care.  It has been his goal to make it to his birthday. He’s no longer … Continue reading

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Our Baby, The Adventurer

We have five girls.  The oldest three are fully grown and living on their own.  The youngest two, our twins, are in college which means that they are home during the summer and on breaks leaving us with a nearly empty … Continue reading

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The Journey

Some say that life is a journey. A journey from birth to death. Some people’s journeys are very short and others are very long.  For most of us, the journey will be somewhere in-between. For most of us, life’s journey is … Continue reading

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