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…

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…

My Daughter – Mother’s Day 2018

Here we are on the quiet hours of yet another Mothers Day.  My Mom has always been my hero.  She is smart, tender, sweet and was tough as nails when need be as kids.  She has counselled me, prayed for me, helped me learn my way around the kitchen and the garden.  She has been…

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…

Stairs, Strangers & Elevators

I have spent a lot of time waiting for elevators and riding them over the past while.    The stairs at times are quicker if the waits are long, but they are not nearly as interesting as taking the elevator.  I have had some interesting elevator mates. Some people get on the elevator and have…

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…

Not only a cleaning lady – (ponderings)

During the time Ashley has been in hospital it has amazed me at how many people are admitted and then very soon others discharged. Each time they are discharged cleaning staff has a major clean to do in that room.  Detailed, time consuming and all within a designated timeline. There is one particular cleaning lady…

Mother’s Heart : Blessings update (ponderings)

Another week has passed, or shall I say another switch day is done.   Each Tuesday I make my trek home after four nights in the hospital with Ashley.   We are in month 7, and as I write this I am once again brought to the question ” how did we get here!”  There…