Stop In The Name Of Love…….

……. before it breaks my heart. Love is a funny thing.  It’s something we all want and need.  But it is also something we tend to run away from. We’ve all seen others do it or have done it ourselves.  Just when the love is being poured out on you, you want to run awayContinue reading “Stop In The Name Of Love…….”

Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes

Three years ago a lovely little baby joined our family. Our first grand daughter and fourth grand child.  From the start you could see a confidence in this little one that was astounding.  Her mom was attending a University at the time of her birth and her dad was making a career change to alsoContinue reading “Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes”

Prisoner of Hope – The Colors of Hope

part 12 …….  I have a friend who loves to tell stories of hope.   They’re the kind of stories where you could sit back and close your eyes and see yourself in your daddy’s lap, holding onto every word, feeling safe and secure.  No matter how many times I hear his stories I getContinue reading “Prisoner of Hope – The Colors of Hope”

Prisoner of Hope – The Beauty

part 11 ……. The thing about hope is, it is always there.  Just within reach whether we want it or not.  Everyone hopes.  We hope for good weather and we hope for a great day, we hope for so many things.  But, to me, real true hope is not wishing.  It goes so much deeperContinue reading “Prisoner of Hope – The Beauty”

Prisoner of Hope – Anniversary

part 10 ……. Sometimes I think I live in a sheltered world.  What I mean is that words that imply more than one thing seem to only imply a positive meaning in my head.  For example, the word anniversary is defined as: anniversary |ˌanəˈvərsərē| noun ( pl. -ries) the date on which an event tookContinue reading “Prisoner of Hope – Anniversary”

Prisoner of Hope – Know You Are Loved

part 9 ……. I’ve had a heavy heart all week.  Our daughter’s birthday was last Saturday, the 27th of October. She would have been 36 years old. But that is not the entire reason for my heavy heart.  We still wish her a happy birthday and she is in our thoughts all day long.  ButContinue reading “Prisoner of Hope – Know You Are Loved”

Prisoner of Hope – The Five Steps

part 8 ……. The following is written by my son, Jonathan.  He is our oldest and just 20 months older than his sister. Grieving The Five Steps **************** Denial There is a possibility A slight improbability That she is alive and safe From this catastrophe Anger God, I feel betrayed This just isn’t fair ThatContinue reading “Prisoner of Hope – The Five Steps”

Prisoner of Hope – The ‘What Ifs’

part 7 ……. ‘What If?’  That is one of the age-old questions isn’t it?  It can be comical when we go off into our imaginative worlds and day-dream of things if they were different: What if there was an actual money tree? What if bee’s produced butter? What if yahoo was called yagoo? What ifContinue reading “Prisoner of Hope – The ‘What Ifs’”

Prisoner of Hope – Remembering

part 6 ……. We named our daughter Vanessa Joy.  Vanessa has a root meaning of butterfly.  She loved butterflies.  She drew them, she wrote about them and when she would give me gifts they mostly consisted of butterflies – a pair of butterfly earrings, for example.  As a matter of fact, the last gift sheContinue reading “Prisoner of Hope – Remembering”