The water tower

We have made it to our new home in Iowa, and I really love it! I am not happy, because the truck with all our belongings is "weather delayed." Or at least that is what it said yesterday. Today it says to call them. Praying for the best, and for the truck to get here... Continue Reading →

Goodbye house

Goodbye, house. You have been a part of my life for many decades, and you are filled to overflowing with memories. Many sweet memories, but also many sad memories, bittersweet memories, and other memories that are just bitter. You have held my fears, my sorrow. You have comforted me through a battle against cancer, and... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Michaela

I woke up a little before 6:00 this morning. Life has been busy and crazy lately, because we are moving next week, and it has kept me blessedly distracted. But my first thought this morning was of you, and of that day so many years ago when I first held you in my arms. I've... Continue Reading →

31 years without Michaela

Tomorrow is the 31st anniversary of Michaela's kidnapping. What kind of a person is still here pounding the keyboard about a child who has been missing for 31 years? A mother to whom that child was an answer to prayer after five years of infertility. A mother who knows that child glowed with love and... Continue Reading →

Survival stories

California is burning. Again. Has California burned every year, without me being aware of it? Because for the past few years it has become a thing, a devastating thing for those who experience it. For the rest of us, for me, it has become a twist in the gut, a reminder that life is uncertain,... Continue Reading →

When it hurts

On a recent blog entry, someone finished their comment with, "See you next month!" I had to think about that for a minute. Did someone think I wrote monthly blogs? Then it hit me. It's October. Next month is November. The anniversary of Michaela's kidnapping. Can I tell you how much I don't want to... Continue Reading →

Along the spiritual road

I've spent a few days now mulling things over, listening for guidance, and I think I have finally come to the conclusion that I am finished trying to be that square peg in a round hole. Had a little bit of contact with people who have confirmed that I am never going to fit in... Continue Reading →

God still speaks?

I have been talking to God lately. Sometimes, you know, life just brings you to your knees, and this has been such a time for me. All the regular problems and heartaches are there, and then some other things added just for fun. Today is the 16th birthday of my little miniature pinscher, Spike. We... Continue Reading →

I’ll be back

I know I have been absent for awhile. I could give you a lot of excuses, but I'm just going to say that sometimes the good Lord just tells you to shut your mouth. Not advice I often take, as those who follow my facebook are aware. But I have written and discarded so many... Continue Reading →

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