Category: Family

November 6, 2017

Farm = Faith. DNA.

Farm = Faith. DNA. Each year when October arrives and I see the combines drive into the fields, something happens to my spirit, no matter what is happening around me. I cannot exac

October 30, 2017

My Empty Nest Gets an Infusion of JOY

Have you ever had the moment where you think, gosh now I know what my parents experienced with me? This just happened! My oldest son came to town, yes, it’s still home, but he is

March 9, 2017

I’m NOT mowing yet!

Seasons Ecclesiastes 3:1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Living in the Midwest, we have the joy of seeing four very distinct seas

April 9, 2016

My Dad

I have learned more from my dad than probably any other person in my life.  My most recent discovery about my dad came during a family vacation when he was speaking to his four ch

December 9, 2015

My Baby is 17!

10-10-98 — 10 lbs 9 oz — 22 inches — 11:10 am: Those are the numbers that brought Ben into the world 17 years ago today. Saturday, October 10, 1998, on a day just like today;

September 9, 2015

I’ve Become My Mom

It is Sunday morning and I’m sitting in a comfy chair in my “revised” bedroom, loving the morning quiet. You know that kind of quiet that just gives you calm, peace, strength

August 9, 2015

Senior Year = Tears??

What the heck, why do these tears continue to trickle down my face at a steady pace, in random moments. He’s a senior, big deal, it’s just another year. I do not want to be one

July 9, 2015


I hugged my son good bye as he headed back to college after winter break. He left a day early to beat a winter storm that was coming and I know he felt a bit guilty, because we wer