“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ~ Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook Sometimes everything tilts suddenly and we are reminded how folly it is to hold on too tightly. We bend, make adjustments, and fall into faith. We do our best not to get caught up […]
“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” ~ Frederick Buechner We say farewell to our son this early […]
“One day spent with someone you love can change everything.” ~ Mitch Albom, For One More Day Yesterday with our son. Shopping. Talking. Garden watering. Test driving. Laughing. Deck sitting. Dog watching. BBQing. WIIing. Being. Grateful.
“I told myself that I was going to live the rest of my life as if it were Saturday.” ~ Chip Gaines, The Magnolia Story It’s a sunny Saturday and our son is visiting this weekend. We’re blessed.
“How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.” ~ William Faulkner We enjoyed a good time at our son’s house yesterday where the kids collaborated to cook a delicious dinner for us. We journey home today, bringing our granddaughter with us. Part of the road we took to get here […]
“What gardening teaches us is that if you plant things, they’ll come up. But you have to be willing to wait for them to bear fruit because things are seasonal.” ~ Alice Walker We started eating tomatoes again this week. I refuse to buy those facsimiles in the grocery store so we only enjoy tomatoes when […]
“If you want to understand any woman you must first ask about her mother and then listen carefully. . .The more a daughter knows about the details of her mother’s life . . . the stronger the daughter.” ~ Anita Diamant, The Red Tent After supper I pull out a tattered photograph album and while […]
“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea Hot, sunny days. […]