Five Reasons My Great Aunt is Cooler Than Yours

  5. She’s turning 90 years old soon and daily uses a computer, an IPad, and a smart phone. 4. She uses Facebook to keep up with all her children, grand-children, great grandchildren, grand-nieces (me), and even my children and grandchildren (and remembers all of their names). 3. She Skypes with me when I’m living…

boys in boots, cowboy boots, jammies and boots, boots and pajamas

Let There Be Joy

I have learned to find joy in challenges and trials, though it is not easy to see. But for this week’s photo challenge I have chosen moments in my life where joy was easy to see . . . This week’s photo challenge is “Joy.”                    …

Mothers, Grandmothers, Mothers Day, Mother Daughter, mom and baby

A Portrait of Mothers

This is a picture of my great-grandmother holding my granny when she was a little girl. With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, I thought I would post this photo with a poem. Are you a mom in waiting? See: Waiting Expectantly See also: Stories and Poems for a Mother’s Heart

Valentine, candy heart, be mine, sweetheart candy

To My Lover on Valentine’s Day

Lover, I will always love you. I cherish every moment that we’ve shared. Lover, You are loving, loyal, true. Your constant devotion keeps me devoted, too. Years have become milestones marked by Dedication, compassion, protection. Your strength always Comforts me, consoles me, cares for me. Lover, You are a true and faithful friend. Your love…

Happy First Birthday to My Grandson

***************************************************************** Growing Up — A poem about a little boy growing up and getting married (just happens to be about the daddy of the cute little boy in this picture. **************************************************************** For regular updates and interesting tidbits check out and “like” my Facebook pages! Your support is appreciated!

Birthday Blast

Happy Birthday Princess Jade! Princess Jade Through the years! Read about our story at: Nine Year Pregnancy Why are birthdays difficult for adoptees? Read on… ****************************************************************************** For regular updates and interesting tidbits check out and “like” my Facebook pages! Your support is appreciated!    

Merry Christmas!

From my family to yours . . . Merry Christmas to all my family, friends, and readers! Hope your Christmas day is full of joy, peace, love, hope, and laughter! When you have some time to kick back and do a little reading, check out the 25 excerpts (one from each chapter) to Three Days…

Following a Star

The Magi waited for the coming Messiah and followed the star. We waited for a little girl and followed our hearts. After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the…

Happy 50th!

Today is my husband’s 50th birthday, and we had the privilege of walking outside and observing the historic last flight of the shuttle Endeavor right over our heads! Here are the pictures he took.

Standing on the Promises

One of my favorite old time hymns is “Standing on the Promises” by Russel Kelso Carter. (Click on the link for the story behind the song). When I viewed these pictures taken by my husband and me, this song came to my mind. The second verse of the song says: Standing on the promises that…

An Old Doll New

Me and my doll in Germany in 1971. [My Grandmother gave me the doll, and I believe she made the dress for me and my doll.]                         Jade and my old doll with new clothes, Christmas 2011.

First Christmas in America

Jade with her Grandparents December 2008 — her first Christmas in America. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” –Isaiah 9:6 (KJV) “God…