Sixteen Years Ago

Sixteen years ago I woke on Easter morning when the phone rang. It was Evelyn calling to tell me my dad was gone to live forever in Heaven. I could hear the love, pain, and tears in her voice. They had a beautiful marriage and an wonderful love for each other. I spent the next…

It’s What Adults Do

I failed as a parent of an adult the other night. My adult kid (who lives in another state) called me very late that night. Things had gone badly for them that day. They needed me to listen. I did…for a while. Then I mentioned a couple of things they had done wrong and offered…

David Glen

Mid-October 1987 Ron told me I was pregnant. I was sure he was wrong. So sure that I refused to take time to go get tested. (No, I hadn’t learned true submission yet. Plus I had accounting tests to study for. And I was late for work.) Ron was so sure I was pregnant that…

There Was No Heartbeat

At ten weeks there was no heartbeat. My doctor ordered an ultrasound. They found no baby. The baby whose heartbeat we had heard a week before was gone. I was cramping and bleeding. Not enough to be life-threatening, but definitely uncomfortable and definitely something to monitor. My doctor was slow to order a D&C in…

Five Years

I’m in Denver for a few weeks with a loved one. She needs my help right now. She’s been ill and is in a rehab hospital. I’ve been here four of the last six weeks. I’ll be here for weeks at a time the next few months. I am here by myself. This is going…

Spring Cleaning

I am so grateful to be healthy! For weeks after I had the flu in early February I felt tired and weak. Just walking down to our tank wore me out. But I’m finally feeling stronger. I’m doing some long-needed spring cleaning around our property. In November, with the help of two young men, we…

Fear

My blog was started four years ago today. This was my first post. (I later added posts with earlier dates. From my Facebook posts. But this was the first blog post I ever wrote.) Source: Fear