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Change

My father used to say, “the only thing you can count on to not change is change itself”. Of course I had no idea, as a young person, what that meant.  Youth is full of change.  Of course things change. … Continue reading

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There, but for the grace of God, go I

There is a downpour of rain.  I stay inside. The wind howls through the trees.  I close my window. I am hungry.  I go to the fridge to decide what I want to eat. I am tired.  I go back … Continue reading

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A Normal Day

This morning, I forgot to thank You for this day I got up, got my family off to work and school and then proceeded to walk the dog.  It was a glorious morning.  It was crisp, a little windy, and … Continue reading

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Escape from Alcatraz… did you know?

“What do you want to do today”, I asked of my youngest boy David. “Play Settlers of Catan, Mom”, he replied excitedly. The saw hummed outside the bedroom window – our neighbour was building a new deck. The birds chirped … Continue reading

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Another step

Today, I won’t look back.  As tempting as it is – it makes me sad – it makes me cry.  And I don’t want to cry. Today, I want to smile.  I want to feel the joy of the sunshine, … Continue reading

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Shuffle along!

Oh, what good things a good night’s sleep can do! Last night – I put my mother’s heating pad around my aching legs.  Truthfully, I’m not sure if it was the heating pad or my mother’s healing hand that helped, … Continue reading

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Don’t blink!

I woke up feeling anxious this morning.  I’m not sure why.  I looked outside for clues – but the only thing I saw were the leaves on the trees. And then I saw the leaves on the trees.  Yup.  There … Continue reading

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Six White Tulips

Six White Tulips Six white tulips sitting on the step The first I planted quickly and will grow so soon I bet Kevin called me over and he said, “Five more tulips sitting on the step”. Five white tulips waiting … Continue reading

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Vive la famille – ma joie de vivre!

The world is just waking up – well, my world. Kevin and I have had our “private” coffee cloaked in the intimacy of the wee hours of the morning. I have gasped at the temperatures reported on the Weather Network … Continue reading

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Now I lay me down to sleep…

“….I pray the Lord my soul to keep.   And if I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” I remember this verse from when I was a child.  It was in a little blue … Continue reading

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