A Mother’s Heart – “We are Home now”!

Monday started out as a very stressful morning, at least on the inside.   I was having to contain myself with nervousness & excitement as I helped my granddaughters get ready for school.  Inside I was shaking, praying and apprehensive as to what the day would hold.  The girls had no idea that at that…

A Mother’s Heart – Weeds, May Ponderings

“April showers bring May flowers”  The gardens are all one by one coming to life, the work in the garden prior to our accident in June and for years prior shows true in what comes back every year.   Darwin has been caring for the yard alone since October and as always is my knight…

Mother’s Heart: Feeling with no name (ponderings)

I sit and watch the goings on at the street level below the 10thfloor.  One of the things that I like to see on a rainy day is the many umbrellas that come out.   The morning might have started off sunny, but then the rain showers come and the umbrellas come out.  I love all…

Abuse: Forgiveness comes at a cost

I was told years ago that one of the reasons that I was having trouble getting through a difficult time in my life was because I didn’t forgive myself.   I looked at the one doing the counselling and said “excuse, forgive myself, what are you saying?” I had been abused in prior years and…

Praying for Humbolt Broncos

Overwhelmed, that is about where my thoughts are.  Tormented for the families of a hockey team, Humbolt Broncos that has faced the ultimate pain in life, loss of life.  And life changing loss of life as it was for those that survived.   I have no answers.  No suggestions why things happen, either for us…

A Mother’s Heart (Pt 4 – ponderings)

Being a Mom is one of the treasures of this life that can be compared to nothing else.   I adore my husband and would stand before a freight train for him.   I love my children and would derail a train for them to do whatever I could to protect them. I always thought…

White Buckled Shoes & Easter (ponderings)

  My birthday is in the fall and was a very long time ago!   (Let’s just say dial phones and black and white TV, yup, that is a long time ago!)   I have another birthday that creates a birthday celebration in my life,   Easter. As I grew up my Mom would tell…

Politics, Religion – Decisions

One of the things I was not prepared for in growing from a kid to an adult was the big decisions that would become part of my life, and not just my parents choice but would now be mine.   Politics is one of them.  Being 60 something it means I have been voting for…

A Mother’s Heart (Pt 3 Ponderings)

I can remember the day that I walked into Chilliwack Hospital for my very first ultrasound as a newly pregnant Mom to  meet my new baby  – Ashley.   Now this was over 30+ years ago and ultrasounds were not then what they are today.   I can’t believe how much detail there is in…

Depression, stop judging!

I have had a few people say over the past few months “you must be getting so depressed”.    Indeed we have had a lot going on with our family, and the challenges continue, but depression isn’t a word I use lightly, and actually no one should.  For us right now life is not even…

Please put my hedge back!!

I love gardening,  ……..  yes, I have said it before and there is a sure fire guarantee that I am going to say it again.  My ultimate favourite love in my garden is roses.  Any color, any size, fragrant or not, they are all wonderful!!!   I have quite a few rose bushes in my…

Life that feels like it makes no sense!

PAIN:  physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual, are all different but hit the same spot the hardest, our heart.  I am not talking about the heart that keeps us alive, all though, stress can cause grief there too!.  I am talking about the heart within us that we make decisions from, that feels the ache…