Heroes

Ordinary people living extraordinarily selfless lives, dedicated to preserving our freedom, and willing to give their lives to do so, if necessary. Thank you to every man and woman who has ever served  our great nation and  highest honor and tearful thanks to our family’s hero  pictured below. Though we have no idea what you, precious…

They’re Down

With praises on my lips and my heart full of thankfulness, I went out front today and untied the yellow ribbons  that were wrapped around our palm trees. Do you remember I put them up here to symbolically remind our friends, family and neighbors that we are one of the families that waits for our hero?…

He Saw Her

Every now and then something happens that causes me to stop in my tracks.  Perhaps a random act of kindness, a simple gesture that was so unexpected and sometimes it’s just an unsolicited smile. Do you know what I mean? In fact, sometimes when these simple acts  are completely unexpected,  the mere show of unprompted…

Esther’s Mom

A couple of years ago I met a new friend through the blog world. Her name: Jenny Groothuis Jenny had watched the video I had posted advocating for a home for  sweet Esther {do you remember Esther? Many of you prayed for a family for Esther!} and Jenny and her husband Brad wanted Esther to…

Single Heroes

The bossman has been gone for 42 days at the moment.   We are doing well, but admittedly some days just seem so much longer than others.   Dw has traveled lots throughout our marriage –  usually doing missions around the world, speaking at Pastor’s Conferences  or serving on the Executive Board for the denomination we…

Oh How I Miss Him…

When he was about six or seven years old we  stood talking in the kitchen…. just mom and son.   Suddenly he turned to me with the most serious expression and without hesitation announced,  “Someday I’m going to be in the army mommy.   It will be my way of thanking the United States for…