Reese’s Cups

Archie's favorite candy was Reese's Cups. We even took a picture of him with a Reese's Cup cartoon figure when we visited Hershey, PA--one of our best trips EVER!!!! We did a tour of the town, made our very own candy bars (Archie named his "TLC 4 ME"), and experienced the chocolate tasting. We learned about dark chocolate and cocoa content. Ahhh, good times. When he was going through chemo he had...

Crumbled Papertowel

My new weekend normal: quiet house, resting pups, time with my heavenly Dad, laundry, some dusting and thinking.... . This will not always be the case and I know that to be true. Until December 2015, nearly every Saturday morning for the last nearly 11 years, Archie would work. It was a rarity if he did not. His Mondays through Fridays were a consistant 5:45am and be lucky if he got off at 4 pm,...

Fizzy Pop and Sympathy Cards

What do you do when you don't feel well?  When I was little my mom was church secretary. She'd grab a sleeping bag and the little black and white tv. We'd choose a room in the church and that's where we'd stay. No coming to the office every 10 minutes because if we were too sick to be in school, we were too sick to chat. As we got older, mom had read that coca cola was good for stomach aches....

My New Normal

I am disobedient. There. I said it. If you are looking for some wise person who is holy, holy, holy, move on to a different blog. The way my writing works is: God nudges me or shows up in "ah, ha" moments. When ramblings are going through my mind I often cannot rest until "it" is in writing. It's my job to...not get in God's way. Last night I was awake at 2 am. I needed to get up and write, but I...

Through the snow….

Snow day! What memories coming flooding into your mind when those words are sung? When I was a child it was ugly orange snow pants and my green igloo winter coat. Why did I get stuck with the ugly orange and my brother had the blue coat and matching blue snow pants? Life was sooooo unfair :p. My mom would make us wear a scarf over our mouth and nose so as to not breath in the frigid air. My...

A lesson from a bird

Onajourney4home--Archie went home February 12, 2016, and now I begin my journey. I would say I have a single one way ticket, but that is really not an accurate statement. Everyday my Heavenly Dad shows up in a new way and reminds me I am never alone. I cannot say I always like the way He makes His entrance, because, to be blunt, He could choose to keep the door closed and a rescue would be...