Grace Like Rain

I slip my glasses on so I can see my way into the kitchen.  With pen and journal in hand, I click the brew switch on the coffee maker and take a seat at the table to wait for my first cup of morning brew. As I flip open my journal, I notice the sound [...]

Amen to Wonder

Years ago when my husband and I moved out of a large city and bought a house on a wooded 10 acre piece of property, my parents would escape from city life, several times a year, to spend weekends with us.  And once a year my mother would come by herself and stay for a [...]

No Lists, Just Love

He's making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty and nice, Santa Claus is coming to town... Most of us have heard those familiar words many times.  The nice get a gift and the naughty, well...they don't get anything or, if they're lucky, they get a lump of coal. As my [...]

Through the Winding Path

Bob and I have navigated through the winding path of his illness for 3 months.  The twists, the turns, the hills, the valleys, the sudden stops, the ups and downs seemed to never end.  Then there were the complete rest stops and the times of waiting for days, sometimes weeks.   We have found that the [...]

A Beautiful Fragrance

  Beneath the bay kitchen window, of my childhood home, there was a patch of Lily of the Valley.  Lush green leaves covered the ground and every spring their white bell-shaped flowers grew up on tiny stalks.  Once our windows opened up, gentle breezes wafted their fragrance around our kitchen table.  All of our meals [...]