Thursday, January 14, 2021

Happy 15th Birthday!!

To my best Tim!! You are a joy and a blessing to your best Mom!  I remember calling a friend when you were 3 and saying, "I'm not going to make it with this one! I mean it!:  And HERE WE ARE!! 
I love you very much Tim!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

My Baby Boy

turns 15 tomorrow. And the Christmas tree stays up until long after that.
This momma had fourby40. I got home from the hospital and in the wee hours of every morning I nursed my Timbug by the light of the tree. And thanked God for His many blessings.
For His Son and mine.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

I Received

a record player for Christmas from Patrick!!  I quick ran to get all of my 45's!! Played the first record I ever got. A Million to One by Donny Osmond! Of course.
Nate and Tim watched me spin it.  They both said, "That's crazy!"

Snowshoeing Streams


Sunday, December 20, 2020


Hearing the Christmas groans from my Streamers is another one of my favorite traditions.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Friday, December 04, 2020

Goal Crushed

I did.  I did crush the goal of losing 25 pounds in 2020!! 
Thank you Lord!!

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020


Happy Birthday to you Nate!!  We love you very much!!

Friday, November 13, 2020

China Virus

We cannot lockdown a virus. We cannot control a virus. We cannot contain a virus. We cannot beat a virus. A virus will do what a virus does. Spread and Infect. It will eventually burn itself out as it spreads through and infects our population. A 99.9% recovery rate? That is AMAZING!! THANK YOU LORD!! We should quarantine the SICK not the HEALTHY.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Grandma Nora

 Probably the best picture I have of my beloved Grandma Nora given to me by my cousin Sue. 
That is my cousin Eric on the left.  He passed away 9 years ago. 

Thursday, October 22, 2020


The year 2020 means many different things to all of us. To me it means HEALTH!! After 6 years and 6 providers and all of you praying for me I FEEL FANTASTIC!!! I spent the month of February 2020 in bed. Felt horrible. Everysingleday. I interviewed another provider and hired him. By May I was working out, cutting out sugar, eating a semi Keto diet and intermittent fasting. Today I reached one of my goals.
Before I hit my 55th birthday I wanted to lose 20 pounds!
I actually lost 21!! I weighed 148 lbs. and am now down to 127.
Thank you Jesus for answering the prayer I prayed for so many years.
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved for you are the one I praise!! Jeremiah 17:14 This photo is of me videotaping my abortion story and healing at Rachel's Vineyard for Seed of Hope Pregnancy Center's virtual banquet.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Some Things

 are better left unsaid.

Except for what I just said. That seriously needed to be said.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Friday, October 02, 2020

Even If

What if you changed your "what ifs" to EVEN IFs?

"What if" questions can stir our hearts to worries and fears of things that may or may not even happen.
Even if________(insert worst fears here)
Even if that happens.....
God is still on the throne. He is still in control. He still loves me. He still cares. He is with me. He is watching over me. He is mine. I am His. There is NOTHING that can happen to me today that He will not lead me through. For my good and for His glory.
Pastor Tim Porter talked about this in a sermon once.
credit where credit is due


If you are a boymom you will totally "get" what I am about to say. Boys are insane. They drive their mommas insane. And then there are the moments when they take your breath away and the tears fall. Tim "Why do you wear makeup mom? You are beautiful the way you are."

Friday, September 25, 2020

When my daughter is at UMD but has drill this weekend, I step up. 

Monday, September 21, 2020


 Grocery shopping is not my fave. The planning. The forgetting of bags, grocery list and quarter. The hitting two stores. The loading and unloading. The rest of the week buying all of the things I forgot. No, I don't need advice about cookbooks, and online lists and food delivery. I need an attitude adjustment. I pray my way through it all. I have the blessing of family to shop for, money to shop with and the convenience of food everywhere! In the Aldi(no S)parking lot I found this encouragement from the God who sees me. So I snapped this picture of His glory.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Psalm 19:1