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No Place Like Home

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013


The last few weeks have been some of the hardest days of my life, so far.  Looking back, I can't help but feel peace.  Even though my body hurts all over and my heart aches….I know that God doesn't make mistakes.

Now begins the healing process.



I truly appreciate how special "home" can be.  Each trip there that I've made this last year was worth every penny and every minute spent missing my own family in Indiana.  I needed to be with my mom all that time and I'm so grateful that I had that chance.  She really thought she was going to be okay and so did I.

I'm from a small town in South Florida.  It's a great place!  It's funny how you don't realize that when you're growing up.  I've been married and gone from there for over 24 years.  That long time away hasn't changed how my heart feels about the people that loved me into who I am today.  So many visits, so many calls and all of it while I dismantled a lifetime of collecting and clinging to stuff.  I can't remember ever standing so long on my feet or having them hurt as badly as they did during the great "clean out"!  God sent so many people by to visit and made sure I captured a moment of grace by their willingness to share it.  Each hug, kind word, funny memory and sweet thought felt like a carefully applied salve to a gaping wound.


Just when I thought I couldn't keep going…


I am who I am because of this place and these people.  It's only fitting that the one who brought me up there allow me one more chance to feel what HOME really is.  Thank you, Mom.

Home is the place where everybody knows who you are and they love you just the same.  It's the place that you know you'll be accepted and where you'll be forgiven when you goof up.  It's also where you can wave at pretty much every car (cause someone you know is in it, for sure) and where one phone call equals everyone in town knowing you're in need.

There really is NO PLACE LIKE HOME! 


I feel rich.  Rich in friends and family that love and care for me.  Thank you for the great care given to me by so many during the last few weeks.  I'm overwhelmed by the love and grace poured out on me.  That's a tiny glimpse of how much you love me.  Thank you.


All At Once

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Ever notice how everything happens at once?  Weeks have come and gone. I've been left home to my own devise for most of the summer. No car, no peeps…just me and the two dogs. Today, Gavin came home during the morning twice. Gates came home between class & work. My school pal, Valerie called and then came over for a visit. 

The angels guys delivering my new washer showed up after lunch. It's been like a whirlwind of activity here. I'm almost feeling overwhelmed with all the busy! I started thinking after I sorted all the piles of laundry to be done in my beautiful new washer. I should pace myself with all this activity…

Oh, but the day isn't done…sometime in the next few hours more company will wander all through my house in the form of CABLE GUYS! My family is really excited about our new cable. I care more about this—–>



Looks like Ms Gracie loves it too!

After the long week of no washing….the two of us will be getting well acquainted in the next few days!

Psssst–Did I mention how lovely it is?  It is gorgeous!  Who knew a washing machine could be soooooo pretty?  Tell me I'm not the only gal to go ga-ga over appliances?