Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Stop And Smell The Roses

Life is ever changing, some good, some bad.   Sometimes we have our knees knocked right out from under us to the point that life just stops.  For the first time in my life I am actually able to "stop and smell the roses".  It wasn't something I decided to do it just  I have been forced to stop and pay attention to my body and what it needs in order to survive.  And now.....I can smell the roses.  And I also have to say that for the first time in my life I am happy every day.  

I'm not saying having my babies didn't make me happy.  They know I love them with all my heart and have always done my best. That's what counts.  

Making life changes are not easy but they happen. Not listening or dragging our feet just prolongs the process because God has a better plan.  I've known for quite some time there was a better plan, life would get easier, the stress would fade to a lesser degree and it has.   Family and friends is what life is all about.

I would never had made it throughout my life without the grace of God.  Today His grace has given me a new life and I can smell the roses daily.  Some days are harder than others but the roses still smell awesome!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Wild

One of my favorite blogs is Chickens In The Road.  Suzanne has a lone Goose and recently purchased a group of baby ducks.  With all this rain the ducks were outside loving it when the goose realized they were "related".  Now he was no longer alone and took to parenting in a big way.

This reminded me of the first time I saw the wild turkeys that live in the neighboring woods.  I had just rounded a curve in the road when ahead of me I saw the "family".  Mama in front, papa in back, and all the babies in between.  Mama had almost crossed the road when the family saw me.  Naturally I had come to a complete stop when I saw them.

Mama and papa realized I wasn't moving and remained calm.  The babies, on the other hand, freaked out.   Some ran to mama, some to papa, some back and forth, and one so terrified it ran in circles.   How I wish I had a camera at the time.

I found it amazing to watch the parents.   They both just stood, calm, looking their babies in the eye until they all calmed down.   The parents looked at me as if to say "all is well, we'll be out of your way in a second".

Communicating with the wild, untamed animals touches one's soul.  It was not the first time for me, just the first with turkeys.

The hard part in all this?  You have to get up EARLY, and I do mean "early", to see the wild ones!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sister says....

In Memory of 5 years ago Today....(doesn't get easier)

Tricia and I had to let you go...........(we didn't want to)

Touching your Face, Holding your Hand,
looking into your Baby Blue Eyes...(You finally opened, and very clearly)

Looked at me, then Tricia.....

... It was your time to say Goodbye!!!!

I Love You Missy....I Miss You, Your Smile and Spunk!!..

♥ You Are My HEART.. ♥ and My Soul... ♥

In Loving Memory of You Today and Always!!!!

Me :)

(and me....and Tricia.....and family.....and friends)

Sunday, September 11, 2011


It's been a day of remembering and reflecting.   Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends who lost their loved ones on this terrible day.   The first responders and everyone helping with the cleanup are suffering greatly for their selflessness,   you are in our hearts and prayers, we have not forgotten. 

I found this in one of my old posts and it spoke to my heart today.  Perhaps it will speak to yours.


Friday, August 19, 2011


I have to share this magnificant picture.....

Shreve and her Frisco.



Monday, August 15, 2011

It's humor Monday

Comments can be as funny as some of the spam e-mails we receive.   I got a real kick out of this one......

"The emergence of little huge absolutely corporate, almost national, and international marketing chains and companies."

This comment had an address....but of course I wouldn't want anyone to click on it. 

Here's hoping the nice long rain we got today finds its way to Texas!


Friday, June 10, 2011

Food....the ultimate tease!

The Animal Rescue Site is one of my favorites.  Where else can one donate free food with the ease of one click?   The site features a rescue story each day which I heart reading.

Today's story has a twist to's always nice to start the day with a good laugh so......