Saturday, May 30, 2009

As I see it, when I grow up, I want to be just like her!

Mom as a toddler.
(Isn't she cute?)

Mom in grade school

Mom's prom photo.


Her wedding day

A real bathing beauty!
(Sorry Mom, I couldn't resist)

Mom & Dad
(married 61 years)

She was secretary to 3 Superintendents
Has 4 Children
(I'm her favorite daughter!)
14 grandchildren
9 1/2 great grandchildren
Loving & Caring
Worries maybe just a little to much
Makes the best bread when she's upset
(Don't ask her about school buses)
Enjoys gardens
(Especially day lilies)
Loves thrift store shopping
(Especially Salvation Army)
There is much more I could say about my Mom, and in the future I will share some of her life with you. As for today, I just wanted to pay tribute to her on her 82ND birthday (Amy will tell you she's 65). I am blessed to be her daughter.
When I was a little girl, mom gave me singing lessons every time we washed & dried the dishes. She taught me to dance, when we watched Lawrence Welk. I got my interest in sewing from her, though she'll tell you I far surpass what she did, but I got her interested in quilting. Our relationship has grown and prospered over the years. My Mondays are not the same if we don't spend it together, and my Saturdays are just a little gloomy if Mom & Dad don't share coffee with us.
Happy Birthday Mom!

Friday, May 29, 2009

When I'm feeling Overwhelmed

Recently, within the last few weeks, I find that if I dwell on all that has taken place in the lives of loved ones, I become overwhelmed.
"Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
John 14:27
There's a song we use to sing:
I will cast all my cares upon you.
I'll lay all my burdens down at you feet.
Anytime I don't know what to do.
I will cast all my cares upon you.
I chose the above picture because it gives me a sense of holding on to the only one who can make sense of it all. This is the place of peace, in the arms of Jesus.
God, my God, I cry out
Your beloved needs You now
God, be near calm my fears and take my doubt
Your kindness is what pulls me up
Your love is all that draws me in
I will lift my eyes to the Maker
of the mountains I can't climb
I will lift my eyes to the Calmer
of the oceans raging wild
I will lift my eyes to the Healer
of the hurt I hold inside
I will lift my eyes, lift my eyes to You
God, my God, let mercy sing
her melody over me
and God, right here all I bring
is all of me
Your kindness is what pulls me up
You love is all that draws me in
by Bebo Norman
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Hebrews 11:1
I will cast my cares. I will lift up my eyes. I will hope for things not seen.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Capture a memory

I'm so excited to tell you about a giveaway that is going on at "Coffee with the Mrs", a . Amy did a review for and now has a $50 gift certificate to give away. has many wonderful way to fiddle with your photo and give you some amazing results. Check out Amy's blog to see the photo she had fiddled and the beautiful results that she got. Whle you're there, don't forget to enter.
If I were to win, I would use this photo as 1 of the 29 it would take for the 29 picture collage-square. Now to figure out the other 28.