1st Birthday – Mom

Most times when we think of a 1st birthday it conjures up memories of a 1 yr old digging into a cake for the very first time.   It brings smiles and a sense of happiness.

Why even bother voting?

  “Do the unexpected. Take 20 minutes out of your day, do what young people all over the world are dying to do: vote.” ― Rick Mercer Do you believe your vote counts?   Do you believe you have a voice that is going to make a difference?  If you don’t, you should! Tomorrow, Monday October 21,…

September 11, 2001 … Silence

I remember where I was, who I was with and what we we doing on September 11, 2001, and I am guessing that you likely do as well.   My nephew phoned and said on the phone to my sister that he was sure we were now at war and for us to turn on the…

Grief – memories sting and heal

For those of you that follow me I hope that you will indulge me writing on my Mom for a while.   My Mom and I were very close in heart and I miss her desperately.   I know of a few friends around me that are in the grieving process too, and others that have waded…

Happy Birthday Dad …. birth to 99

My Dad was born almost 100 years ago….. 99 to be exact.   This month he turns 99 and is doing pretty good if you ask me. Dad was born in the Canadian Prairies into a family of 9 kids, a healthy mix of boys and girls during the great depression.   I can only imagine for…

Motorcycle Accident – Holding our Arms

June 24, 2017 was a day that changed our lives for ever.   Gardening and then out the door for a ride on a beautiful day on our Honda Goldwing to Rhododendron Flat in Manning Park… that was the plan.  We did our gardening in the cool of the morning and then off we went on…

Memories of Mom – Book Surprise

Almost everyone of Mom’s children and grandchildren received what was affectionately referred to as a “Grammy ” letter.  They were always filled with advice and wisdom and peppered with love for the recipient and for Jesus.   I used to love to get her letters, mostly.   I remember getting one when I was younger where she…

Saying Goodbye to Mom

At her tallest I think Mom was 5’1″, but if you got to meet her you know she stood 10′ tall!  Her words were always soft… ok, unless as a kid you made her mad, then you would hear your full name as it barrelled into your ears from across the house… you knew you…

Split the Sea of Tears –

Pain of our own is something no one wants… ever.  It isn’t top on the request prayer list.  “Lord give me pain” said no one ever.   Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health make us a whole person.   You can’t separate any of it, we are one with our mind, body, heart and soul.  Depression, heart…

Mother’s Day and my Hero

Mother’s Day, for each of us, is a conjuring up of many memories of our Mothers.    My Mom is 97 years old now and one of the most amazing women I know.   Growing up I always knew that on the other side of a long day at school was Mom.   Hugs and encouragement were…