What makes YOU SMILE?

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss Memories. I love to look at old photos. As I look at them I am transported right back to that moment. Pictures of my kids when they were young, my parents when they were alive, when Wade and I were dating, and the …

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Special Requests

Seventeen years ago my husband's sister, Holly, walked into our kitchen with her first grandchild in tow. She went on and on about him. When they left I said to my husband, "Good grief! What was up with that?! He's just a grandchild!" OOPS! Then we had grandchildren! Now I absolutely loved having our children. …

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grateful praise

As a child every Thanksgiving looked the same. Turkey at our house. Nana and grandpa arriving early with casseroles. Homemade hard sauce – a sweet, rich dessert sauce made by creaming or beating butter and sugar with vanilla to be served cold over hot plum pudding. Just yummy! The leaf in the dining room table. …

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Celebrating Life

This past weekend I was reminded of just how blessed I am. My husband threw me a surprise birthday party at a local restaurant. As I walked into the room…well let me reword that…as I was shoved into the room…I was overwhelmed. Tears streamed down my face as I looked from person to person. Each …

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Pass His Love On

Picture this... This week I'm in Atlanta attending a class for my new job. It's a very technical computer configuration class. While sitting in front of the computer taking detailed notes I noticed my phone light up. I had received a text message. Our oldest son sent this wonderful text message!! He made my day!! …

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Adoption

Tammy, my daughter-in-law and her twin sister, Jenny, along with another friend, Michelle, have a wonderful blog called iwokeupyesterday. Tears rolled down my cheeks as I read Jenny's entry this past week. I was so moved by this post that I wanted to share it with you. Already the biological parents of three children, several …

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Slides, Veggie Tales, and Cards

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3 Two of our grandchildren are here for a few days. Oh what fun!! Right now we are watching Veggie Tales...The Burning Bush is talking to Moe. What a great series for kids!Earlier we went to the playground. Tomorrow fishing and …

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A Tribute to Shea and my Dad

Billy Graham's beloved soloist, George Beverly Shea, went to be with the Lord on April 16th. He was 104 years old!! For almost 60 years he ministered through gospel music. My Dad heard him sing many times at various Billy Graham revivals. Around the year 2001 Shea came to First Baptist of Daytona and Dad …

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