2019 Thankful List – Darwin

Being married to my best friend has to this day and I know will be the same beyond today, been the greatest adventure.   After over 30+++ years there have been many changes in both of us.  Not only appearance, but our outlook, tolerances and opinions have morphed and changed to where we are today.  We…

Happy New Year wish from me to you!

I had written a New Years post about a week ago to go live at midnight and it disappeared, obviously human error…. mine. Thank you for taking time to read through my posts this last year.   I have always loved to write, because I have as many words floating around in my head and those…

Merry Christmas from Heartbeat’s House

I love being a Mom.   I remember the time I held my two children in my arms for the first time.  Those memories don’t fade.   Counting fingers and toes and touching their hair for the first time.. precious memories. I think of Mary, Jesus Mom.   She was a young woman, so much…

First

Christmas holds a variety of traditions and beliefs for everyone.   Lifestyle, upbringing, and personal choice is the path that leads to the traditions and beliefs that we hold to our hearts as precious and as truth. For me one of the traditions that is closer to my heart than I can say is, being…

Too Many Keys!

I am alway accused of having too many keys on my key ring.  I guess I do, but when I try and reduce them, well… I just don’t.   Each one gets used many times during the week, or at least most of them.   I have been told that the weight of them can…

Flying into the wind or Flapping

In our home birds hold a special place.  Darwin feeds them in feeders and then we sit and watch with great delight how they have their own politics as to who is at the feeder first, longest and basically is the boss. This morning was not unlike most mornings, breakfast on the table and looking…

Have you found an Agate?

Recently we had our company dinner to celebrate two of the men we have had working for us for over 20 years.   It was great to get to visit and celebrate the dedication of these two guys, they have become family.   While we were visiting Justin and his wife Erin began to tell…

Ready set… old?

Isn’t it funny, when you are a kid you can’t wait to get older, then time ticks on and you are all of a sudden 50 and you wish you could be a kid again.  I am way beyond 50 now.. I won’t say how way beyond, but let’s just say 70 is on the…

Heartbeats House Blog Update

Hi Everyone, If you follow by email, or if you follow on Facebook or follow here on the blog site, I want to say thank you!   I am looking to expand my blog a bit and so there will be some changes. I will continue doing my devotional/reflection on a regular basis with the…

Muscle Cars and Me

For those of you who have recently begun following my blog and Facebook page, thank you!  For those of you who have been with me for awhile..thank you!   If we have met you know that I never seem to run out of words, that applies here too.  Life to me is like a series…

Gratitude

Reading my daughter’s facebook post this morning on this last year brought a lot of emotions.   Overwhelming gratitude is first and foremost.  Gratitude for God’ hand of mercy and strength tops the list as we look back over the hard that started October 2, 2017. Many days were rattled with uncertainty of where it…

What’s in a Name?

One of the more perplexing things when you have a baby is what you will call this new little life.   After all, this name will be with them for ever.  Unless… you pick something they don’t like and they change it later in life, hence the perplexity.  You hold the little one in your…

Misguided Worship

This morning I am sitting in my living room.   I have to admit, I am skipping church this morning.  Emotions are high, and I just know I would just sit there and cry.   This past 14 months has been heavy.   If you have followed this blog, then you know what this time…

Wildfires & Smoke

If you live in south western BC right now the words “wildfires” and “smoke” are part of your daily conversation.  Across the province there are over 500 wildfire burning.  Some fires were started by nature through the power of lighting, but sad to say, many were started by people from what I understand.  The devastation…

True, False or Incomplete

One of the things I hate is when I am sitting with a friend and they are telling me about someone that they want you to meet and then describe to me what they are like and in my head I decide before I set my eyes on them that I’m not going to like…

Everything to Me

  Good morning!   I am sitting here in my living room with my yummy tea in hand.  (Today’s tea of choice is Earl Grey Vanilla Rooibos)  The glass door is open and there is a cool fresh breeze wafting through creating a bit of a chill in the air.   I love it all!…

Refreshment of the Storm

Last night was an amazing light show from the heavens!!!  Ever since I was about 12 years old I have loved the power and beauty of a thunder and lighting storm.  Probably my favourite one was during a trip to Saskatchewan in the early 90’s in North Battleford. It followed us for many miles, I…

Our Motorcycle Accident – One Year

There are many kinds of anniversaries aren’t there?   Anniversaries from our meeting our best friend, engagements, marriages… I love all those ones.  I never thought I would face an anniversary with such mixed emotions as I do the 1st year anniversary of our motorcycle accident.   June 24, 2017 our lives changed forever in…

And now… From a Daughters heart.

I have been pretty quiet on here the last couple of weeks, there has been a lot going on.  We have settled our girl at home, my brother in law continues in his battle through the cancer that challenges him, my Mom has had a stroke and… well… my head, heart and faith has been…