Driving, Groceries, and Friends

I never realized how much I take for granted.  I think we are all guilty of complacency and not appreciating all the gifts God has given us.  When we do appreciate the gifts we tend to think only of the big blessings – thank you Lord for my house, my health, my family, that great…

An Unexpected Change of Plans

This sucks!  I am so disappointed right now – I can’t even function.  How do we tell the kids?  Our world has been turned upside down and I am having a hard time letting it all go.  (I realize that this issue is nothing compared to those that the people of Newtown are dealing with…

The Most Precious Thing I Ever Lost

I have lost a lot in the 45 years I have been on this earth.  I have lost family members to death. I lost my virginity in a drunken stupor (for the record – not the way to go).  I have lost babies.  I have lost pets.  I have lost all kinds of paperwork, jewelry,…

Never Expected

She looked out the window on that cold January day and took stock of her life.  As a young girl she was carefree and easy to get along with.  She would go outside that small house in the middle of nowhere to play with the dogs, make mud pies, and pick flowers.  Throughout high school…