Shiny New Penny

I remember my Aunt Jess taking me shopping for a new purse. It was to be my very first purse. It is funny, I don’t remember exactly what the purse looked like, but I remember the shiny penny she put into it. I remember the time we spent together more than the money or the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A Mother’s Heart Pt 2 – (pondering)

“All because two fell in love” has a different meaning right now.   Today is Valentine’s Day and as you already know Darwin is the love of my life, my valentine.  We fell in love, got married, had a beautiful daughter, had a handsome son.   They grew up to be two amazing adults who…

Rahab and Rescue

Prostitution is so often called the “oldest profession”, and you know, that phrase infuriates me!  I don’t believe that at any time a woman wakes up as a young girl and has that as a dream career in mind.  Someplace, something in life changed and a decision was made through something unfortunate that a woman…

Taking Command

I have not always been someone who could (would) take over and just get’er done.   I was very shy back in high school and would often feel the great protection of hiding behind friends when faced with a challenge. I can’t imagine what it would have felt like to be Joshua!   He wasn’t…

6 months really!

I have heard a few words come out of my mouth the last while that need to be taken back. “I want this year to end” I have clearly said “this has been too hard. So much has happened. Our accident, a dear friend and employee getting badly injured, some very trying times in business…

Nurses, easy job right?

Nurses have an easy job right?  After all, they just go around “bugging” people to get temperatures, blood pressures and find out when you last used the bathroom, right? You can’t be serious !   For those of you that didn’t know it, I was once a nurse, an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse).   I…

Spring…. and clouds

Psalm 36:5,6      “Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,  your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O Lord.” I am guessing that if I sat with each of you, one of the things that would come…