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

Hard Trip.

Sometimes life is hard. We had planned a weekend in Chattanooga. Our weekend trip did not turn out as expected. Not at all! Thursday. Late night driving after work. To make second day easier. So we could catch dinner with our kid. We drove seven hours and enjoyed the time talking and traveling together. Second…

New Old SUV

What did we do today? It’s a long story. I’ll try to make it short. The Story of the New Old SUV Early Spring. Dad needed new car. College Girl had old car. College Girl needed different car. Mom bought new old car for College Girl. College Girl smiled. Mom towed old old car home.…

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. <<< e a…

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 is beginning to 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…