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Remembering Mom

Today would have been my mother's 80th birthday.  She was born eight days following the death of her father.  He was aviator and was teaching a student to fly.  Twice the man froze at the controls, but the second time it claimed the life of two men, leaving two families without husbands/fathers.

My mother was blessed to be raised by her mother, grandparents and many aunts and uncles.  I know she missed the man she never knew and all she had to remember him by was his broken, smoked stained goggles, and a few small items that was saved by an aunt for her from the wreck.

I believe this great tragedy in Mother's life was used to shape and make her the woman who gave birth to and raised four children.  I am so thankful that God gave me a loving mother who always wanted the best, not just for her children, but grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Even though she is not with me, I want to say "Thanks Mom, I love you!"

Sometimes Things Could Be Worse

Daughter #2 read something to me the other day.  I thought it was so true, so I just had to share.  Sometimes in raising our family we as parents tend to make mountains out of mole hills.  Now, that would be great if we had the faith of a mustard seed, but today I am not talking faith.  I am talking about keeping things in perspective. (she found it while she was on her ipad touch, so i am not sure to whom the credit is due)

Dear Mom,

It's with regret that I am writing to you, but I had to run away with my girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with you and Dad.  I am really passionate about her and she is also a very pretty girl with her dimple cheeks, sweet eyes and nice character.  Don't worry Mom, I am 21 years old now and know how to take care of myself.  Someday, we will come to visit so that you can get to know your grandchildren. 

Just one last thing, none of the above is true!  I'm at our neighbor's house!  I just wanted to remind you that there are worst t…

A Quick Post

Just a quick post from Resurrection Sunday.  What a wonderful day!  If not for the cross and the resurrection there would be no hope of heaven.  I am thankful that the tomb is empty and that I serve a risen Savior!

Thought I would share a four generation picture.

Seventeen of us joined my daddy at the church he attends along with my two brothers and the majority of their families.  That made 30 from our family all together for church service.  This is the church I grew up in and served as a Sunday School teacher.  (I started teaching when I was in eighth grade!)

Sunday evening we were back attending our own church service.  I enjoy the church I grew up in, but the church where now attend and serve is home!  And home is one of the nicest places there is!

Happy Birthday

Today is Son #2 26th birthday.  He was my shortest labor, 45 minutes. He came into this world nine days early weighing 9 pounds 1/2 ounce and 20 1/2 long.

He and his wife have given us our first granddaughter.  This picture was taken when Granddaughter was just a wee babe, about 4 1/2 months ago!  Funny, I remember when he was, okay, not this small, but this age!  Seems like it was yesterday!

Son, I love you!  I hope your  birthday is the greatest!  (I wish you would read this also!!)


Ahhh!  After cleaning the house and catching up on mountains of laundry, I was able to sit down and make a couple of cards.  I made one for Son #2, whose birthday is the fourth of this month.  I know I can show the card here safely because he never checks my blog!

I really had fun doing this card.  I used the brayering technnique I learned at
Michelle Zindorf's workshop.  Daughter-in-law #2 liked it and wanted to make Son #2 a card with Granddaughter #1's foot print.

This was the first time she has brayered and I think she did a great job!  I did the embossing of the feet and set up the masking for the brayering.  Even though we I did not get the foot inked all the way around, I think it gave it the look of "foam" from the water!