Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Birthday 21 of May

Happy Birthday, Sydney! Twelve years old. This is a big day. I had to wait until this evening to write this to you so I wouldn't spoil the big surprise! Well, Grandpa and I showed up...that was the first surprise! But there was more to come! You are now the owner of your own horse, Kay! There is a lot of responsibility to owning a horse but I know you can do it! The horse was a gift from your former and now again, trainer! She knew how you loved Kay! It's also from your Dad because he has to put out the money until you're old enough to help! What a big day today was! I love you, Sydney!
Lord, thank You for Sydney. She's a wonderful granddaughter. Please help her as she enters these often difficult years. Keep her close to You, help her to always live for You. Help her with her horse, Kay, that she will learn the responsibility of caring for her and also how to ride her expertly. Help her to share the fun and responsibility with Bella. It's not always easy to share but it's a necessary part of life. Please help Sydney and Bella to become and remain the very best of friends. I love Sydney and You love her even more!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

     Happy Mother's Day, Mother! The day is almost over and I'm just now finding time to write this. I want to tell you how much you mean to me. Life wasn't easy when I was a child. Money was scarce, Dad was gone a lot, we moved often. 
     Let me explain some of this. Money was scarce back in the 40s and 50s, when I was a child. But you were so innovative! You sewed most of the clothes for Lorraine and me and for yourself! Material for dresses was often feed sacks. We, girls, would get to pick the most colorful or the best design on the feed sacks! You raised chickens and rabbits so we'd have meat to eat!
     Dad was gone a lot because for several years he was an evangelist. He traveled all over the US and Canada. 
     We moved a lot. I didn't live longer than three years in any house until after I was married! I attended nine schools before I graduated from high school! 
     But you were a trooper. You were behind Dad, encouraging him and helping him any way you could. I love you and am so thankful for you.
Lord, please bless my mom. How I thank You for her. Please continue to give her good health. Keep her close to You. I love her so much and You love her even more!

Saturday, May 07, 2011


 I love Daffodils. Of course they are among the earliest spring flowers
to bloom. There are so many variations, I have at least four different ones in my yard. 
Lord, thank You for the beautiful Daffodils. 

Friday, May 06, 2011

Happy Birthday May 6

Happy Birthday, Tim! Oh my, when I think back to this day in 1964 I can only remember how happy and relieved I was. You were three weeks late! You were very very welcome! You were my only baby who slept through the night! Every night! Every mother needs one baby who sleeps through the night! 
Now you're a man, a husband, a father, a brother, a Christian, a business owner. What more can I say? I'm very proud of you. I hope you have a super day today. I love you.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Tim! Please bless him as a husband and father. Keep him safe as he drives and works. Thank You for the personal relationship he has with You. I love him so much and You love him even more.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Happy Birthday May 5

Happy Birthday, Kaleb! I can't believe're 20? When did that happen? You've always been a delightful grandson! You probably don't like reading that! But it's true. I wish we lived closer so I could be with you more often. Oh, I know, you're closer than you were when you were in Malaysia! But you're still too far away to just get in the car and drive to your house. Thank goodness for computers and the modern technology. I hope you have a great day today and everyday. I love you.
Lord, thank You for Kaleb. He's a great person and a very good grandson. Please keep Your Hand upon him and upon his life. Watch over him as he drives. Help him with his friends. Help him to only live for You. Thank You for the plan You have for his life. Please help him to let You work out the plan You have just for him. I love him so much and You love him even more.