Saturday, May 22, 2010


This week has been a somber one. I visited the cemetery and remembered the life of Darlene. It was almost as if all of the air was sucked out of me. I still cannot fathom that she is gone. I see her so vividly and hear her say, 'Now you aren't going to get on my last nerve are you?' I probably was - it didn't take much. Her last words to me as I sat by her bedside as she drifted in and were, 'You are sitting here while I sleep. Now that is a true friend.' I knew it wouldn't be long and it wasn't. She knew that too.

Last night - potential of a new life in the form of a baby. Such a precious life. As the young mother told me she hates to think of terminating her baby, I just couldn't fathom it. Praying. Praying. Praying.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dedication Day

Today was Jenavieve's Dedication Day. Of course, it was more a time of Jordan and Patrick dedicating themselves to raise her to honor the Lord. She is a gift. On Mother's Day, it was also a gift to see my children gift their daughter back to the Lord. I pray that she will find success which is one thing - finding God's will for her life and then accomplishing it!

First Recital

Jocelyn had her first ballet recital! In celebration of 'American Girl', each group represented one of the American Girl dolls. Jocelyn's group represented 'Rebecca'. It was fun to see the different groups from 'Bitty Baby', the three's, on up to 'Kaiah', the twelve year olds. They were so cute!