Friendship

Friendship is good. We all need to have friends and especially the ones that “get us”. Those kindred spirits. The ones where a spoken word sometimes isn’t necessary, they just know. There are so many levels of friendship.  Some refer to you as their best friend but you hardly know them and somehow they thinkContinue reading “Friendship”

O Christmas Tree

I have a Christmas Tree story.  Many years ago, when the kids were quite young, we lived in a mountain town in California.  The town and outlying neighborhoods rested at about 3500 feet in elevation.  We were in a valley, of sorts, and the higher peaks went up to about 6,000 to 8,000 feet.  TheyContinue reading “O Christmas Tree”

All The Leaves Are Brown….

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray…… I love color and I love to take pictures.  This time of year it is hard to find the color, and when the temperatures are in the low teens, I do not want to go for a walk.  We spent several years in a mountainContinue reading “All The Leaves Are Brown….”

Prisoner of Hope – A Typical American Family

part 5 ……. Our family was, what I thought to be, your typical American family. By that I mean we loved each other, we worked hard to make ends meet, my husband and I tried to raise our kids the best way we knew – instilling morals in them and enough discipline so when theyContinue reading “Prisoner of Hope – A Typical American Family”

Prisoner of Hope – Our Darkest Day

Part 1 ……. I am about to bring to you, Reader, a personal account of great loss to me and my family.  I will open to you an experience of great loss and grief and, at the same time, great victory and triumph and peace for us.  I hope that you can glean from ourContinue reading “Prisoner of Hope – Our Darkest Day”