Pebbles to Sand 2: Cleaning & Organizing

This is Donna!  She befriended me and my sisters at Lake Crescent in Washington last fall.  She followed us all over the pebbly beach and to our cabin…and would have waddled in and joined us in a game of monopoly, except I didn’t want to clean up after her.

You see, cleaning is one of those pebbles in my life that gets in my shoe and annoys me.  I know I need to dig it out and put it in my daily jar… Continue reading

Thoughts on Motherhood

I’ve loved this week of sharing some of my Writing partners’  thoughts on Motherhood.   Today’s guest is Shanell Wallentine.  She’s one of my role models.  She has 7 children, 1 new grandchild, and is busy as a bee helping not only her own family, but everyone else around her.  Amazing!  Here are her thoughts on Motherhood:

Motherhood was the way we played house as little girls; wrapping dolls in blankets and feeding them pretend milk out of pink-nippled bottles; putting them to sleep and laying them in miniature cribs and then making vicarious crying noises so we could pick them up and play some more.  Our babies never cried when we held them; we were such good mommies.  Continue reading

The Riskiest Profession on earth…and Irises

P1000748Today is IRIS DAY!  There’s a day for everything, but since I love Irises, I’ll talk about this one.  Yesterday I posted about wildflowers and Moms.  Today I will write about Irises and the riskiest profession on earth.

I have hundreds of irises in my backyard.  When I spent a week taking care of my grandma, my brother was good to go out and divide Grandma’s irises and give me a bag with all different color bulbs to plant in my own yard when I went home.  Grandma died in 2010, but I still have all her irises in my yard. Continue reading

Angels in our Lives: Deevoted Daddy

I started the Angels series thinking it would be nice to write about inspiring people who truly deserve our hero-worship, instead of Hollywood celebrities who mostly get it.

Today’s angel is a devoted father who knew how to treasure and make the most of each moment with his family.  His name is DEE.  He’s my friend, Crystal’s, Dad.  She wrote me about him after The Magical Box post, and I knew he was definitely an angel I had to explore. Continue reading

Love Makes All the Difference

Valentine’s Day is coming up…a time to celebrate love.  Today I’m turning the floor over to my friend, Aubrey, for a guest post on how to spread that love in a way that will make a difference to those in need.  Take it away, Aubrey.

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This February millions of dollars will be spent on candy, cards, or flowers.  Within days, these gifts will be forgotten or thrown away.  Much like these gifts, hundreds of children around the world have been forgotten and “thrown away” based solely on the fact that they have Down Syndrome. Continue reading