There is a different kind of silence bouncing around between the two houses here on Scenic Drive this weekend; and, I am certain, reverberating three hours away toward middle Tennessee also. Sudden, unforeseen, painful. Silence so completely unexpected - the kind that leaves broken hearts and tears. I have mentioned our spoiled princess pup a few… Continue reading Looks Pretty Silent Around Here
As the last few hours of 2018 fade away into yesteryear, with the first breaths of the new year upon us, I am going to go ahead and share with you, that for me, the upcoming year will encompass the big “D.” Yep... afraid so. It needs to be. I'm not ashamed. There are a lot… Continue reading The Flash and Flicker of Our Promises
Since today is Christmas, I suppose I will tell my Santa story. Have you ever had the incredible sensation that, "This IS the REAL Santa Claus?" I will tell you, it is quite a peculiar feeling for someone that is a few Christmases away from the fancy that "This could be more than Santa's helper." I mean, seriously,… Continue reading The Twinkle in His Eye
We had snow this morning, big, fat, juicy flakes that dropped and clung to every surface, piling up, settling as mounds of fluffy white. As I gaze out the window upon a winter wonderland, I inhale the beauty - because the rain is on the way, and the unsullied covering blanketing all imperfections will soon be gone. As young… Continue reading The Light We Don’t Have to Lose
There are times in life when you just have to uncurl your unyielding, icy fingers and let things drop from the death grip with which you are clutching them, especially old traditions that have simply become inflexible customs. The after effects can be surprisingly refreshing, as I was able to experience over the past Thanksgiving… Continue reading Oh Christmas Tree, What Do I See?
I believe this week might be the perfect time to share a tale of a ghostly encounter! I mentioned something in a previous post about how my mom has always liked to be a little mischievous and give us a good scare from time to time. She was no respecter of persons either. She has gotten all… Continue reading Visions of Unearthly Chaos
Yes, I will admit it, I'm a "Dancing With the Stars" fan. Although, I am sort of like the one judge who doesn't care for all the excessive props and theatrics. He and I both say, "Just dance!" I don't overly care for the more modern dances that have been lumped in with traditional ballroom. I… Continue reading Look Above the Voice
My heart is breaking for those folks in North Carolina and South Carolina from the weather events of this past week. I have family that decided to ride out hurricane Florence in the Wilmington area, and they are, thankfully, safe. When I think about that specific locale, I have remembrance of a particular vacation that… Continue reading An Encouraged Vision
Last weekend was my fortieth high school class reunion. My oldest childhood friend and I were talking back around first of this year and we could not believe it would be forty years for our class. My how the years did zoom right on by! We said it would be great if our graduating class… Continue reading 40 Went By in the Blink of an Eye!