Life is Beautiful

We moved to this lovely mid-west town, affectionately known as The Burg, two and a half years ago. Little did we know that we would fall in love with this town and it’s people. Sure, it has it’s frustrations like all relationships, but the people here and the countryside puts you right back into perspective. ShortlyContinue reading “Life is Beautiful”

Love Hurts

It’s been about three weeks since we moved into our new town and our new place that we call home.  It has taken me awhile to post with all the unpacking, cleaning and getting things into working condition. As I have posted before, I have the privilege of helping our youngest son and his lovelyContinue reading “Love Hurts”

So Long, Farewell

In two days we will have moved all our worldly goods out of the KCMO area.  It was a great tour of duty. Moving is exciting to me and exhausting.  It also stirs up all kinds of emotions. Our last five and half years in this location has been very good, yet very hard inContinue reading “So Long, Farewell”

A Hard Road to Travel – Happy Chinese New Year

It was late January of 2005.  Our family was grieving the loss of our daughter.  Her memorial was on the 17th of January (you can read our loss journey here –  Darkest Day).  A dear friend looked at us and said, “Don’t you dare cancel your trip to China or I will drive you thereContinue reading “A Hard Road to Travel – Happy Chinese New Year”

Dedication of Hope

Today I want to dedicate this post to a fellow blogger who is facing a very difficult time.  To Terry and Al http://terry1954.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/take-my-love-with-you-when-you-know-it-is-time/ Know that you are loved. And to all those who are going through pain, loss, depression, no matter how big or how small, you are not alone. Enjoy! cate b

The Bruises of Life

Another tragedy for America – The Boston Marathon Bombings.  With each disaster that hits our nation comes a twinge of pain, as in an old wound that acts up from time to time.  When we experienced first hand a great loss in our family (see Prisoner of Hope series on this blog) it brought aContinue reading “The Bruises of Life”

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”