Dear Overwhelmed Mommas,

Dear homeschool mommas who are overwhelmed, I get it. We old-timers get it! So much to do and so many kids! School starts soon! And you still have to plan every single hour of every single day for the next school year for every single child!!!😲 No. You don’t. You really don’t. Take a deep…

David Ray Duncan

May I tell you a few stories about my brother-in-law David Ray Duncan? He and the rest of the family still call me by my childhood nickname Kandie. He commented on my post Saturday. He is an amazing man. My in-laws Glen and Rita Duncan were great parents, but a huge part of why David…

Long Time Waiting

If you have been praying for someone… If you have loved ones you wish would turn from their sin… If it seems to have been so long… I want to encourage you.  Don’t give up!  Trust God.  Pray without ceasing.  You are not alone. God hears your prayers.  My mom was a bitter, abusive drunk.…

Amazon Shopping

I used to spend all year shopping for our kids’ Christmas gifts. It was great fun! Buying for a family of nine meant I had to budget and spread the purchases over many months. I enjoyed the hunt for bargains and special gifts for each child. I liked taking them shopping for their siblings.  Then…

Fading Slowly

Her hair is faded to white.  She is fair-skinned and thin. Her memory may fade.  Mine will not.  I remember when they met.  I didn’t like her.  I still had fantasies that they’d get back together; we’d be a happy family.  Not again, but for the first time.  We’d never before been a happy family.  Before…

Why My Husband Loves Me after 33 Years

Thirty-three years ago I married a cute engineering major with a wonderful tenor voice. He played guitar and racketball. He stole my heart the moment we met in his apartment. We first laid eyes on each other when Ron was carrying a night stand into the apartment. He was moving in a day earlier than expected.…

My other children?

It’s been a while since I wrote anything about my other offspring. I use offspring because children just doesn’t seem quite right.  My youngest is twenty, a junior in college, and owns her own gymnastics business. She teaches little people balance, tumbling, team work, following directions, and self-control. Her gym had a long waiting list…

Golda

I posted this yesterday: “Today I’m headed to see a beautiful saint named Golda who may be face to face with God any moment. I love her. I love that she made herself available to my family the week of August 13, 2013, to be with my sweet stepmom and drive her here to be…