• Letting Go

    Today I sit alone at my table looking out at my snow-covered yard.  My heart is heavy.  Family invigorates me, but my loved ones aren’t here.  As I face the prospect of weeks and possibly months of little or no physical contact, I grieve.  The tears are close to the surface today.  I want what I cannot have and I ask God – why? As He has many times in my life, God asks me to let go.  That is so hard.  I don’t want to.  I want to snuggle my grandchildren and share intimate moments with my children.  I want to embrace my family and show them how much…

  • Late Spring

    As I walk around our acreage, the sounds of a myriad of birds greets me.  With our late spring their song was silent until just a short while ago.  Now the yard is teeming with birds of all kinds.  Even some geese seem to have made our home site as a stopping place.  At times I can hear the sweet chirps of robins and chickadees.  At others I can hear the louder squawks of the blue jays.  Even the hammering sound of the woodpeckers is music to my ears. Looking out this morning, I can see wisps of green on the trees – a promise of green leaves to come.…