Sunday, April 24, 2016

Remembrance



Remembering my father today… my heart is so tender. 
I've held on to this dear Ken shirt from the early 70's because it reminds me of dad.
 I want to laugh and cry. You never know the gifts our departed leave behind.
 I have a short story - it is intertwined with my Heavenly Father's goodness…. 


I added my father's info on Find A Grave (on the web) - I was able to settle him with his other deceased family members in this way. I also learned a lot about my ancestors. 
Fast forward two years… this February, my other sister and niece found me
 by also researching ancestors on Find A Grave.  My love doubled.
 I already have a beautiful sister and niece (Michelle and Danaye), 
and now I have two more beautiful souls in my life - Deborah and Sara.  
When I was little, I always knew I had a half-sister from my dad's previous marriage. 
 I treasured the picture that I saw - a black and white photo of teenage Deborah
 with brown shoulder length hair and thick bangs, 
with eye's like my Father's behind thick rimmed glasses…
 my half-sister, never forgotten.   Forty years later we finally connect. 


I have no words, only tears of gratitude to God. 
Some things take a long time, and then there's no such thing 
as 'time' anymore - we'll just all be together again.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A few days around here in no particular order….

A humble Passover Seder with my friend Laura.
I'm raising this nestling!
Excited to find Cleavers in my yard!!

"There is so much beauty here and
 you have the power to feel it."  -web

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Here on Prairie Hill….

Ragwort is like a bouquet of sunshine! 


My gigantic Cleavers corsage!
I'm trying to get outside at every opportunity.
Big breathing, clearing space.
The sun is sublime.
The moments are ripe.
Flowers are friendly.
Cleavers (Velcro Weed) is still edible!
There are so many gifts and dangers right now. :)
Fires, rattlesnakes and micro chiggers in the field.

Dried Cleavers makes an amazing "green tea"!

  Faith             Hope            Love          and           Spring!