Happy Birthday Stephanie!

Happy Birthday to my oldest daughter, Stephanie!

Where did the time go? It seems as only yesterday you were that mischievous little brown-eyed girl stealing the hearts of those around you. I was always taking precautions not knowing what I would find in your pockets, from rocks to frogs and at one time even thinking you had found a new pet in a large rat. It felt as though my heart jumped from my body as I looked up as you were saying, “Look Mom!, look what I found!” Continue reading “Happy Birthday Stephanie!” »

Camping at Twin Bridges

I took my vacation this past week, loaded up my truck and took off for a solo camping trip, just me and my dog. A much needed vacation get-away. It would have been nice to have the rest of my family with me but everyone had to work.  Continue reading “Camping at Twin Bridges” »

Busy day doing nothing

It’s Saturday morning just before the break of dawn, why am I awake? I’m off work today and threats of rain and thunderstorms this afternoon, so why am I awake when it’s not even daylight outside? I ask myself that same question over and over while I get up and stumble to the bathroom, then to the kitchen to make coffee. I tell myself I could go fishing but I really don’t want to get caught in a storm. Just not particularly up for that today. Continue reading “Busy day doing nothing” »

Letter to Daddy

They say time heals all wounds, but some wounds can’t heal.

Dear Daddy,
Today marks twelve years that you left this earth. They say time heals all wounds, but that’s not true. Some wounds can never heal. I woke up this morning feeling as though it was just yesterday that I had that terrible knock on my door just after midnight.  Continue reading “Letter to Daddy” »