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…

First Responders – Could you?

I was thinking today of the hundreds and thousands of First Responders working in communities all over our country and world.  You know the ones, they arrive at an accident or incident and are faced with the harsh reality of how cruel, corrupt and so often unfair our world and the people in it can…

March 2019 Worm Moon

I sat waiting for the 2019 Worm Moon to rise over Mt Cheam tonight (March 20, 2019) .  Watching how quickly the moon rises through the lens of a camera took my breath away!   I was reminded that in life we often find ourselves waiting for things or events to come and through the “lens”…

Family – how do you carry yours?

The greatest pleasures I have in life are summed up in my husband, children, in-law children and grandchildren.   I believe that I was born for the single purpose of loving them.   I often times wish that I could see into their hearts what I see in their eyes. As little children I could sense pretty…