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…

Politics, Religion – Decisions

One of the things I was not prepared for in growing from a kid to an adult was the big decisions that would become part of my life, and not just my parents choice but would now be mine.   Politics is one of them.  Being 60 something it means I have been voting for…

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…

Depression, stop judging!

I have had a few people say over the past few months “you must be getting so depressed”.    Indeed we have had a lot going on with our family, and the challenges continue, but depression isn’t a word I use lightly, and actually no one should.  For us right now life is not even…

Please put my hedge back!!

I love gardening,  ……..  yes, I have said it before and there is a sure fire guarantee that I am going to say it again.  My ultimate favourite love in my garden is roses.  Any color, any size, fragrant or not, they are all wonderful!!!   I have quite a few rose bushes in my…

Life that feels like it makes no sense!

PAIN:  physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual, are all different but hit the same spot the hardest, our heart.  I am not talking about the heart that keeps us alive, all though, stress can cause grief there too!.  I am talking about the heart within us that we make decisions from, that feels the ache…

Love #4 – Gardening! (Ponderings)

I have begun seeing some of my spring bulbs poking through the ground in both the front and back yard despite the snow of the past few weeks. I can’t even begin to tell you what that does to me!  Hey, don’t laugh, I can almost feel the dirt between my fingers!!! I start getting…

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…

Wars within

War is something that I have never been able to grasp because of the huge loss of life.   My logical brain understands that there are powers that are within the world that have reeked havoc in the world and the only way to bring peace was through war.    World War II is one…

Why Even Pray!

So why even pray when the world seems so out of control?  Where is God in all of this mess?   Why do things happen and why doesn’t He stop it all and peace be over everyone?  In the past four months I have had to really evaluate my thoughts on prayer.   Ashley has been…