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 kidnappingļæ¼. 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 →

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