Sunrise (photos)

When we bought our home it was the view of Mt Cheam (and the clothesline) that sold me and told me that this was our home!    Over the years we have been witness to some amazing enchanting sights.   The other morning was again a day to hold our breath and watch the sky…

Ready set… old?

Isn’t it funny, when you are a kid you can’t wait to get older, then time ticks on and you are all of a sudden 50 and you wish you could be a kid again.  I am way beyond 50 now.. I won’t say how way beyond, but let’s just say 70 is on the…

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…

Muscle Cars and Me

For those of you who have recently begun following my blog and Facebook page, thank you!  For those of you who have been with me for awhile..thank you!   If we have met you know that I never seem to run out of words, that applies here too.  Life to me is like a series…

Gratitude

Reading my daughter’s facebook post this morning on this last year brought a lot of emotions.   Overwhelming gratitude is first and foremost.  Gratitude for God’ hand of mercy and strength tops the list as we look back over the hard that started October 2, 2017. Many days were rattled with uncertainty of where it…

What’s in a Name?

One of the more perplexing things when you have a baby is what you will call this new little life.   After all, this name will be with them for ever.  Unless… you pick something they don’t like and they change it later in life, hence the perplexity.  You hold the little one in your…

Misguided Worship

This morning I am sitting in my living room.   I have to admit, I am skipping church this morning.  Emotions are high, and I just know I would just sit there and cry.   This past 14 months has been heavy.   If you have followed this blog, then you know what this time…

Wildfires & Smoke

If you live in south western BC right now the words “wildfires” and “smoke” are part of your daily conversation.  Across the province there are over 500 wildfire burning.  Some fires were started by nature through the power of lighting, but sad to say, many were started by people from what I understand.  The devastation…

True, False or Incomplete

One of the things I hate is when I am sitting with a friend and they are telling me about someone that they want you to meet and then describe to me what they are like and in my head I decide before I set my eyes on them that I’m not going to like…

Everything to Me

  Good morning!   I am sitting here in my living room with my yummy tea in hand.  (Today’s tea of choice is Earl Grey Vanilla Rooibos)  The glass door is open and there is a cool fresh breeze wafting through creating a bit of a chill in the air.   I love it all!…

Refreshment of the Storm

Last night was an amazing light show from the heavens!!!  Ever since I was about 12 years old I have loved the power and beauty of a thunder and lighting storm.  Probably my favourite one was during a trip to Saskatchewan in the early 90’s in North Battleford. It followed us for many miles, I…

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…

Still confidence

In everyday we are given an flood gate of choices from what toothpaste to use to , well, you get the point… choices are endless   Then, there are the things we get no choice over, for instance… our body response to a crisis that no one can see coming until it’s here.  A stroke….

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…