Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Blog... Our Home on the River!

It has been a year since I posted.  I've started a new blog about some new things in my life.  If you wish to visit, it is

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas wishes....

Staying close to home this year...
feeling peace
feeling blessed...
So grateful for the innocent babe
born in Bethlehem.
The source of all peace and comfort!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

When Alain passed away,
I decided I needed to make the room next to the bedroom
 my retreat!
It's taken these 21 months to
put together a room that is
starting to be
(but it is far from finished I must add...dreaded painting!)

I have collected things that make me happy!
Wire baskets, a farm table, twinkly lights and my latest creation...
POM-POM garland!

I know Alain appreciated my creative side,
and this very room lends itself to that.
He was amazed when we got married 
at how much I loved to decorate our home,
especially for the holidays and seasons of the year.

I went away last Christmas...
I couldn't bear to decorate and not have him here.
He was the tree putter upper...
the light maintenance man
(all things electrical),
box getter and box putter away-er...
placer of all tall ormanemts,
and reminder of the 
baby whose birth we were celebrating.
He loved to listen to Christmas music
and sing at the piano.

Alain loved me for who I was,
and I believe he would want me to continue to be that person,
I am finding room in my heart
and feel the energy coming back more and more
to continue on life's journey,
with a grateful and happy heart!
I think he's proud of me!

The gathering...

 Thanksgiving has past,
But not the grateful feelings
that are like the 
...still in our hearts reminding us of
 all we have.

Jamie & Aaron, 
and Aarons parents,
Gary & Lynette,
 joined me for a really grand Thanksgiving meal.

After our Thanksgiving Feast
we gathered in the "Sitting Room"
to listen to Anna
perform her very first piano recital.
Applause was giving 
and autographs signed
following her debut!

 My I-Pad is the first thing my grandchildren want to play with 
when they come to my house.
(Whah...I thought they loved ME?)
Carter (2) can navigate it like nobodies business!
Following, are just a few hundred of the pictures
they took that day!

Hope your day was as smashing as ours!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Well, I don't know what to say....  Here I go anyway!  
This is my sweet Alain a few summers ago.  
Memories are what I have for my reality.  Dreams even fill a big void at times. 
 He was just the most hard working, loyal, true, kind person I have ever met. 
 Because of who he was/is, our short years of marriage here on earth are "golden" to me 
as if we spent a lifetime...
 but I am so "thankful" that I know we will be together again 
and continue on happier and stronger than ever before.
The months are marching by without him.
I find myself more private about my feelings.

 I loved this quote....
& I try to have empathy for the many things 
that "haven't happened to me, but have happened to others.  
This one though.... 
I truly understand!

There are lot's of things I miss about Alain,
 but there are more things that I appreciate about him now.
So thankful for the time that we did have together!
(time does heal....but just a little!)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mr. Sunflower

Mr. Sunflower
came peeking over my backyard fence.
He said,
"Summer's almost over, but don't be sad...
I will cheer you up until then!"

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I am a child of God!

I was able to fly to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to see my newest little granddaughter. 
 Her name is
 Joslin Emmeline!  
Michelle, my daughter, and I were a bit overwhelmed.  
Joslin came into the world with a great pair of lungs and she was here to say 
"who was in charge."  
This Nana wasn't sure if we were all going to make it.
I was able to stay 2 1/2 weeks and it was really a joy to welcome her into this world!
She is precious and a keeper!