Joy – With Closed Eyes In the Presence of My Father

I felt like a little girl today.  I don't mean one of those times when you do something silly and think that is what a little girl would do.  I truly, truly felt like a child, joyfully enjoying time with her daddy. Joy is sometimes an elusive thing.  You believe it exists, you try to… Continue reading Joy – With Closed Eyes In the Presence of My Father

Looks Pretty Silent Around Here

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

The Twinkle in His Eye

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