Lessons Learned

Childlike Faith Is For Grown Ups

“Catch me Grandma! Catch me!”  My four-year-old granddaughter gleefully called while jumping off the porch into my arms! My heart fell to my stomach as I stretched out my arms praying I would catch her. Her carefree confidence and squeals of joy gave me the strength to reach out and catch her. Over and over… Continue reading Childlike Faith Is For Grown Ups

Lessons Learned

Hijacked Emotions and Thoughts

Hey Mom! Is this a good time to talk?” That’s what I heard last week when I answered my phone. Sure, I always love when one of our kids calls to talk! “I know you’re just trying to help but sometimes it feels like you’re trying to take over.”  Uh oh! Maybe I don’t have… Continue reading Hijacked Emotions and Thoughts


Life Ain’t no Picnic or Is It?

Picnic baskets have always fascinated me. How do you pack the perfect basket? Lunch for two, three, four or more?  Maybe some fried chicken legs, cheese, grapes, and oh how about pumpernickel squares. Cool drinks, glasses, plates, forks, knives, red checkered tablecloth, vase for wildflowers. Gather it all up, get your basket out, start to… Continue reading Life Ain’t no Picnic or Is It?