Monthly Archives: May 2011

Dandelion Days

“If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.” ~ Andrew V. Mason The park is full of dandelions every Spring… which means that they spread to all of our lawns across the street as well. The city refuses to use harsh chemicals and weed killers in a place where […]

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Family

Some of Mark’s family flew up from St. Louis for a visit over the weekend ~ his brothers Cody and Jordan, and Jordan’s wife, Lissy. It was their first time meeting Ava, so it was really special to have them come. Ava just loved Lissy right away, and warmed up to Cody and Jordan gradually… […]

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At the park

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” ~ Unknown

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Peace

“He leads me beside the quiet waters; He restores my soul.” ~Psalm 23 We’ve had some beautiful, sunny days this week that have turned into lovely evenings. Last night as I was potting my “Endless Summer” Hydrangea in the porch light, I looked up to see the moon rising over the lake. A sweet peace […]

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the beauty of a life.

“For we are… the fragrance of Christ…” ~ 2 Corinthians 2 We gathered at another graveside on Wednesday. We listened once again to those hollow words, “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust…”. Tears glistened in the warm spring sunshine, hands and arms holding each other up under the crashing weight of grief. It almost had […]

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Mother’s Day 2011

“Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of life. ” ~ Maureen Hawkins

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Dear Mom

“Her children rise up and call her blessed.” ~ Proverbs 31 Dear Mom, Thank you for being an example of a woman who fears the Lord and follows after Him with your whole heart. Your habit of sitting at His feet is the one that I want to rub off on me the most. Thank […]

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Mama told me there’d be days like this…

“If she could avoid catastrophe two days in a row, I might have a chance to make up my mind.” ~ Marilla Cuthbert Yesterday she dropped her glass Born Free bottle off of the high chair, and smash!… so while I was cleaning up the shards of glass that flew 20 feet in every direction, […]

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