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…

Giants – Fear from a Mother’s Heart

Today was a day of facing a giant.   It is one that I thought I had put away for almost a year now.  If you have been following me for very long you know of our daughter’s health journey.  For 7 1/2 months she was hospitalized and suffered a great deal.  Then came time to…

2019 International Women’s Day

I am not sure why the distinction of celebrating women makes me stand a little taller, but truth be told, today it does.   I remember growing up thinking that my voice sounded like a boys voice and wanted it to sound like a girls voice.  Not sure what I was thinking, I was 6 years…

I am back, healing has begun

Hi everyone.   Thank you for your patience during my time away from my blog.   I have been and continue to be on the path of recovery from surgery to my shoulder. Over the past 7 weeks I have spent much time in quiet contemplation, sleep and reflection.   There are times in life when we need…

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…

Oh Christmas Tree

Today, I had the immense privilege of having both of my granddaughters come over and help me / us decorate for Christmas.  When my kids were little I used to look forward to their plans on who would hang what ornament and then the fun that was in their voices as we would discuss what…

Remembrance Day Ponderings

    I can’t imagine the many thoughts that would be contemplated with each sunrise that came and went during the time my Dad was overseas in World War II, 3 years and 6 months to be exact.    He left behind my Mom and my oldest brother at 1 year old.  He boarded a…

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…

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…

My Tribute to a Friend – Paul

Have you ever been to the Rancher’s Restaurant here in Chilliwack?   If not, then take a stop by there for lunch sometime and see the amazing amount of beautiful Geodes.   They are the rocks that have beauty hidden within that can only been seen when time taken to crack the seemingly plain rock…