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…

What do you do with “how are you today”?

When you are asked “How are you today?” how do you answer?   Is your answer one of the following:  I am fine thanks Doing great, how are you? or do you answer like this: I have had a rough day but I am working through it. I feel really bad today, might be a…

When are tears ok?

Tonight I am thinking about tears, ok so not just thinking about them, I am using them.   They run like a silent stream in the dark.  Hiding them from everyone is hard these days, but they are there and often buried. God created us with tear ducts.   I don’t know all the medical…

Praying for Humbolt Broncos

Overwhelmed, that is about where my thoughts are.  Tormented for the families of a hockey team, Humbolt Broncos that has faced the ultimate pain in life, loss of life.  And life changing loss of life as it was for those that survived.   I have no answers.  No suggestions why things happen, either for us…

A Mother’s Heart (Pt 4 – ponderings)

Being a Mom is one of the treasures of this life that can be compared to nothing else.   I adore my husband and would stand before a freight train for him.   I love my children and would derail a train for them to do whatever I could to protect them. I always thought…

White Buckled Shoes & Easter (ponderings)

  My birthday is in the fall and was a very long time ago!   (Let’s just say dial phones and black and white TV, yup, that is a long time ago!)   I have another birthday that creates a birthday celebration in my life,   Easter. As I grew up my Mom would tell…

A Mother’s Heart (Pt 3 Ponderings)

I can remember the day that I walked into Chilliwack Hospital for my very first ultrasound as a newly pregnant Mom to  meet my new baby  – Ashley.   Now this was over 30+ years ago and ultrasounds were not then what they are today.   I can’t believe how much detail there is in…

A Mother’s Heart pt3 “Anchor not a tow rope”

Ashley’s third surgery was done last week and now we wait on more healing to take place (She will have an update when she is up to it to get specific details)  We are so thankful for faithful prayers and friendship from family and friends. This last while I have been drawn to think of…

Motorcycle Mourning (ponderings)

There wasn’t a whole lot that could be compared to the feeling of being on the back of a motorcycle with the man of your dreams.  Sharing the quiet times and the cool breeze of riding on a hot and sunny day.   Somehow, the scenery is just much more vibrant and beautiful than can…

Everyday with Darwin (ponderings)

It is amazing really how much fuss is made over Valentines’ day.   As soon as New Years is done the hearts start showing up everywhere.   Probably my favourite place to see hearts commercially is in Starbucks.  After all they have new cups with hearts!!!  (Ask my husband about my love for Starbucks cups)….

Patient Care (Ponderings)

With the health challenge that is facing my girl right now we are spending many hours in hospital.   I was a nurse many years ago and remember coming on shift, doing my job and as was often the case, would carry someone’s illness or injury home in my heart.  I loved the job and…

Thanks!

I wanted to take a few minutes to thank everyone that recently signed up to receive emails from my faith and life journey blog.  For over a year now I have been writing a weekly “reflection” of things I am learning as I walk through my time in my Bible and life.   Here is…

Homeless and Heartbroken (pondering)

Driving down the streets over the years it has become so very obvious that homelessness has continued to rise at a rapid rate. Men, Women, Teens and Children, all with a story. I don’t believe that there are many that are choosing this lifestyle, but rather a choice of theirs that went wrong, a choice…