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Friday, November 6, 2009

In Honor of Donna

We are still reeling from little Donna's death on the 19th of last month. Trying so hard to find ways to honor her, and to let her parents know that she has not, and will never be forgotten. Donna loved to dance ballet. And so, for Halloween, my daughter dressed as a ballerina in honor of Donna. She wore a tutu and tights and pinned a construction paper heart on her jacket with Donna's name on it. Here are a couple of pictures. (My daughter, Rachel, is on the right). Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

To Renew or NOT to Renew

My blog it subscription will be due next month. I'm trying to decide whether to renew it. Money is tight and its not like I can't write without the site. But I'll miss it here. Sigh. Always decisions to make. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trunk or Treat

It is trunk or treat night for us! In the parking lot next to our house, church folks are in the process of decorating their cars and vans. Trick or treaters go around to the vehicles as if they were houses. It is very fun. We have fire pits out there, popcorn, cookies, apple cider. Some games for children and adults alike. We decorated our van as a candy shop and on the top of our roof, we have the first line of the powerful hymn "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus" written on poster board....I... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Little Donna loved to dance. Now she is dancing in a place where there is no pain and suffering. Here is a picture of a beautiful pumpkin that was carved in her honor. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Donna's Pumpkins

I wrote about little Donna in my last entry. She died yesterday morning, and by last night, there were so many pumpkins in her yard, dropped off by so many people who have been following her journey for the past 30 months. We decorated our own pumpkin and dropped it off late evening. What an awesome, inspiring see all of these pumpkins, some decorated with verses, some with glitter, some carved and some not. Some were lit. Someone had taken 5 pumpkins and carved the letters of Donna's... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Little D

I've written about little "D" on my other blog. A 4 yr old with a terminal brain tumor who we have gotten close to. Little Donna died this morning, in her parents bed. Her mommy on one side of her, her daddy on the other. It has been a day of heavy hearts at our home, a day of tears, a day of questioning and introspection. I say to the world," Little Donna has finished the race triumphantly....and now rests peacefully in the arms of the Father." Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Whole New Perspective

When I am tempted to judge someone, or when I just don't quite understand someone, I try to remember these powerful words. They can change my perspective in an instant. "Each man can interpret another's experience only by his own." ----Thoreau Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Russell, our Pups

I know our dog is spoiled now. I have suspected it all along, for the past 4 months that we have had him. But now I know for sure. My 17 yr old daughter just walked into the room, holding Russell (our puppy) over her shoulder, patting him on the back. I said, "What are you doing?' She said, "Burping him. He has hiccups." Here is a picture of our spoiled, but very loved, little man. Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


One thing I didn't get around to doing this summer, that I really, really had planned on doing, was graving. You know, going out to the cemeteries and just walking around, reading the headstones, trying to imagine the lives of those who once lived and are now gone. I've always loved the stillness and serenity of the cemetery. My mother never understood it when I was growing up....I think she thought I was a bit warped (and I suppose there could be some truth to that ), but for me, it was a way... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Son's Glasses

My 10 year old son got glasses. He looks so studious in them ( I wish they actually MADE him studious though). My 13 year old daughter says they do make him nicer. I heard them at the kitchen table this morning, as they were doing schoolwork and I had to laugh. "Sam!" Sarah was yelling. "Stop it!" A short pause and then " Go put on your glasses...they make you nicer!" Sign in to see full entry.

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