The Frailty of Life

Frail Our cat is pregnant. It has been such an exciting time for our family! The kids have been taking such good care of her. They make sure she eats enough, they have been rubbing her belly, and all that good stuff. They even were making bets on how many kittens she would have. This … Continue reading The Frailty of Life

Rest In Peace Little Chicken….Sorry We Let You Down

Last night, right at dark, the kids and I heard our chickens making an awful sound. My son and youngest daughter ran out to the coop, only to come in the house with tears in their eyes. "Mom! There's feathers all over the place!" My heart sank. I already knew nothing good was going to … Continue reading Rest In Peace Little Chicken….Sorry We Let You Down

Contemplating Among the Tulips

This weekend is the 75th annual tulip festival in Iowa. It's a really fun weekend where you get to learn about, and celebrate the Dutch heritage. There are tons of beautiful tulips in the city, and many activities. As a child, my family and I would go every year, and spend the whole day there. … Continue reading Contemplating Among the Tulips

Rainy Thoughts

Today I am melancholy, to say the least. It is my dear friend Hilary's birthday, my childhood friend who passed away unexpectedly on Christmas. (See Too Young) She would have been 36.....I will be the same a month from today. I'm sure it doesn't help that it has been raining all day, with no end in … Continue reading Rainy Thoughts

Some Wounds Take Longer To Heal

Remember in my last post when I said we had lost a family member while he was in custody? (See Here). Something happened this weekend that I feel the need to write about, that relates to him. A little back story......he was a loving and caring person, whom everyone loved. He died tragically and suddenly, … Continue reading Some Wounds Take Longer To Heal

We Will Meet Again Someday

Tonight I am somber and emotional. Tonight is the wake for my lovely childhood friend, Hilary, who passed away Christmas night, in Oklahoma. I see all of the wonderful tributes to her on her Facebook, and see how many lives she has truly touched over the years. I feel blessed, and honored, to have had her … Continue reading We Will Meet Again Someday

Too Young

I just received word that my very best childhood friend passed away last night. Christmas night. How does that even make sense? Hilary and I grew up in Wyoming together, and were the best of friends, until I moved to Iowa in 5th grade. We still wrote letters, but as time passed, we lost contact … Continue reading Too Young