Saturday, November 21, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Good Friday. It’s a day that stirs a range of emotions within me. As I sit in silence reflecting on the Good Friday’s of my childhood I am flooded with memories. My heart is filled with sounds of singing – the really old hymns: At the Cross, The Old Rugged Cross, At Calvary and I tear up. Those childhood years, sitting beside my Omie in church were grounding moments; a comfort that has transcended time.
Those years, the ones before deciding if the message of the Gospel would be mine to accept, those years came with an abiding sense of belonging. The thought that someone would die for me, simply because I am me, brought me profound peace. For me…wow!
And now? Good Friday continues to be a sacred day. We no longer have the tradition of church, hymns, and snuggling into Omie’s shoulder during the sermon, but the impact of the day, of the event is within me.
Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away
Where His glory forever I’ll share (from The Old Rugged Cross)
So I end this post with tears streaming down my face. Tears of sorrow giving way to tears of gratitude and hope. Hope in knowing that it’s not over!
Tagged: Aprilblogaday, Good Friday, Grounding
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Baby O is getting born TOMORROW!
|I love you tomorrow!|
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
- peace, not problems
- freedom to create
- room for autonomy
- knowing, caring, sharing
- more calm, less snappy
Saturday, July 26, 2014
We've had our annual summer visit from my brother, Tim, his wife, Sharon, and their son, Mika. While they were here we were able to have an early 80th birthday celebration for my mom, Irmgard. Several family members couldn't attend, so we'll happily be having another celebration in September.
I've been rather bored...make that relaxed, and had some time to put together a brief movie trailer of mom's party. You'll find it at the bottom of this post. Anybody else loving iMovie?
Travelling back and forth between the coast and Vernon has been at a less frenetic pace this year. I'm putting work out of my mind as much as possible focusing instead on family, moves, new beginnings, and when he's available my dear reverend. Jim has now turned 65 and I would love to see him lay down his tools, but he is enjoying working out in the field. He continues to preach monthly at a little church in Port Moody. He's rather busier than I would like him to be, but he's happy, fit, and only a bit sore from unloading all those trucks that show up at his job sites. He assures me that he's learning many new skills and techniques which will be of great use once the renovations to our Vernon house begin in earnest.
I feel very much 'in between' these days. Restless seems to be a part of my in between. There seem to be many doors opening, yet I'm hesitant to explore too much just yet. This begs the question, "What am I waiting for?"
In the mean time we've planned a repeat of our 2013 Parksville holiday. This time it's me, my boys, and their kids. (plus my daughter who is still nursing baby Noah). We had so much fun last year, we booked the condo for a full week. Should be interesting. Maybe next year we can mix the sexes for a combined vacation.
As promised, here's my Ode to Irmgard. Enjoy.
Until next time,
Sunday, June 1, 2014
- I'm a hard worker,
- I'm intelligent,
- I have great intuition coupled with wisdom,
- I am loved, protected, cherished,
- I've been blessed with a career that has been an awesome fit.
- Failure to shield students from bad news,
- Failure to shield my own children from disappointment or pain,
- Failure to make the world a perfect place,
- Failure to make my career move 'up' fast enough.