Safe in the Tub – the love in the midst of the impossible

This post is written with the gang over at Five-Minute-Friday where we write on a prompt, for five minutes, and then post.  Don’t think, just do it!  This week’s prompt:  SAFE It’s been sitting for nine years, safe in the bin I threw it in when I tried to return… Read more“Safe in the Tub – the love in the midst of the impossible”

Listen to Your Heritage (It Has the Power to Transform You)

Listen to Longfellow Whenever I hear the word ‘Listen’ I immediately think of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous poem about Paul Revere: Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere… ( Of course, I especially love the poem because of the family connection. Paul Revere… Read more“Listen to Your Heritage (It Has the Power to Transform You)”

Every Caregiver Needs at Least One Loyal Friend

Caregivers Need a Loyal Friend Every caregiver needs one loyal friend who has journeyed through a season of caregiving. I found mine when I took a writing class one summer and ended up sitting next to one of my husband’s former classmates from high school. We knew each other, but… Read more“Every Caregiver Needs at Least One Loyal Friend”

Team Prayer in Action

I’ve discovered something stronger than any Olympic team. Team Prayer in Action She walked toward me, concentrating on a point over my left shoulder. “Did you find a book in the library?” I asked her. She stared straight ahead. “Did you find the book you wanted?” I asked again. Still… Read more“Team Prayer in Action”

Happy to Announce a Miracle

From Circling the Drain to New Life Fourteen years ago Pedro circled the drain (hospital parlance for ‘didn’t look like he would make it’). I wondered if I would ever dare to experience happiness again. Today I just sent him a text picture of our first grandchild. Happy doesn’t begin… Read more“Happy to Announce a Miracle”

Five Tips for Finding Hidden Humor in the Hospital

Hidden Away in Area 51 I held the clean pair of hospital pants up to show Pedro, and shook my head in disgust. “Pretty big,” he said with a lopsided grin—lopsided because one half of his face didn’t move due to paralysis from cancer. “Both you AND I could fit… Read more“Five Tips for Finding Hidden Humor in the Hospital”

FMF: Untie or Unite? What’s it going to be?

Join the Five-Minute-Friday group as Kate Motaung gives us a prompt and we write for 5 minutes and post.  But the best part about it is that you get to read other’s posting on the same subject…or are they?  Check it out! Today’s word is:  Unite. Change the place of… Read more“FMF: Untie or Unite? What’s it going to be?”

Why I Quit the News Cold Turkey

I quit watching the news on television during the first Gulf War when I was pregnant with our firstborn. I read somewhere that babies started to recognize the voices in their lives before they were even born, and I didn’t want our baby to think Tom Brokow was her father…. Read more“Why I Quit the News Cold Turkey”

The Morning Miracle on Eleven Long

I started awake and rolled to a sitting position on the narrow Naugahyde chair-turned-cot. Each time Pedro stirred, I jerked awake again to check on him. He seemed more feverish than before, more confused as he mumbled in his delirium. I pushed the call button, and went to the bathroom… Read more“The Morning Miracle on Eleven Long”

Why the Rolodex in My Brain Hurts Me So Much

Smart people know how to hold their tongue; their grandeur is to forgive and forget. Proverbs 19:11 MSG I guess I’m not a smart person. All too often, I claim to have forgiven, but I hang on to those memories of how someone wronged me. There’s a little Rolodex in… Read more“Why the Rolodex in My Brain Hurts Me So Much”