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…

Abuse: Forgiveness comes at a cost

I was told years ago that one of the reasons that I was having trouble getting through a difficult time in my life was because I didn’t forgive myself.   I looked at the one doing the counselling and said “excuse, forgive myself, what are you saying?” I had been abused in prior years and…

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…