Sunday, June 6, 2010


Twelve years ago, our youngest daughter got married.
I wasn't sold, she claimed that this was the love of her life..I had heard that that I did not like her intended. I told him that too..I told him that time would tell and if he ever hurt my daughter he was going to be in deep do do. Well twelve years later, I can truly say..that I love the guy, the proof was last weekend when he had ripped out the stitches in his big owwie..and I had to hand over the tweezers and close my eyes while he pulled the remnants of the broken stitches out. Yew..I felt light headed..I am not usually bothered with gory stuff..unless I love you..then I will need a chair.
Unity Candle..two separate flames that become one..together the light is larger and stronger. Happy Twelfth Anniversary!

Clouds June 05, 2010 

This morning the phone rang early, it was a long time friend in Indiana. I knew right away that it was bad news. Bill has been fighting cancer valiantly for a number of years. They are non-computer friends, we communicate through phone calls and through snail mail. I knew he had hospice care at home..and it was only a matter of time. They have a really old dog named Maggie, that they rescued and made a home for after their next door neighbor died. Bill joked with Joan, that he wasn't sure which one of them was going to kick the bucket first. Maggie is sitting on the couch alone this morning, she will be a source of comfort for Joan for a little while. Unity..two people loving each other and their dogs (they had many over the years), through thick and thin, always being there for each other. One by one we must leave this world until the ultimate unity when we are all reunited in heaven:)


  1. Connie, well it was a fun surprise to see a photo of your daughter and son-in-law since I have met them personally. The clouds photo is breathtaking. And I'm sorry to hear about your friend. What a hole has been left. And yet, your post is a beautiful reminder that none of us are here forever. We do drop away one by one and it's always sad, but think how sad it would be if this were it. Thankfully, it's not! There is much more to come. It's just hard for those of us still here as we wait it out and continue to try to live in a way that will be pleasing to our God when that beautiful reunion takes place. :) Appreciate the hope you share today.

  2. Isn't it wonderful how some of our children's choices that pain us end up bringing us the greatest joy later in life? Congrats to all of you!

    Sending prayers and sympathy for the loss of your friend.

  3. Praise God for marriages that last - - - - - and especially when they have lasted a lifetime. And I am sorry for the hole in your hearts, too, left by your friend's absence.

  4. Beautiful pictures of your daughter and son-in-law. I wish them many more happy anniversaries!

    That's sad about your friend. How lost his wife must feel today but she has the devotion of Maggie and the promise of being united in Heaven one day. No more sorrows, no more tears.

    May God bless each of you.

  5. Those of use who have reached a certain age have lost a few, and it's true that it's comforting to know that one day we will meet again. And it's really truly wonderful that your SIL turned out to be a keeper! Happy anniversary to them.

  6. I love the wedding pictures. I am glad that turned out well. My youngest informed me by text message that she is back with her psycho exboyfriend, I am so incredibly sad about it that I can't even talk about it to her. Why are we so blind to some situations?

    I am sorry about your friend. The dog will be a good companion.

  7. A very touching post.

    Sorry for the loss of your friend.

  8. That will teach you to make decisions that you don't like ended up loving him...!
    People surprise you all the time,and you need to give them the benefit of the doubt once in a while. ha

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. It is so hard to think of his wife alone now, but I know you will support her through this.

  9. What a beautiful daughter and son in law!! So wonderful that he turned out to be a good guy!1

  10. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Life is fragile.

    Happy anniversary to your daughter and her hubby.

  11. OMG! You duplicated my scenario with our daughter and her chosen! 12 years ago May 23.
    I love the guy to pieces now!
    Life brings great Loves into our lives...yet it also taketh aways...Joys and sorrows...I'm so sorry for your loss, Connie.

  12. Such wonderful news in the beginning, I am always thrilled when we hear of a successful marriage.

    And such sad news for you in the end of the post, I am sorry. Fortunately she has comfort from good friends, and loving pets.


  13. That was a great tribute to you daughter and son-in-law and so happy they have made it work.
    Am sorry for your friend.

  14. So sorry for your lost. Sounds like all had time to prepare.

    And happy for your daughter's relationship. People sure can surprise us, can't they?!

    Vikki at and

  15. I loved this story of your daughter and son in law of whom you grew to love! Of course NOONE is ever good enough for our beloved and perfect least not in my eyes anyway! Sorry about your friend who passed away and how touching that Maggie is still around to comfort his wife. You are such a great story teller. I loved the part about needing a chair if you love someone who is hurt. That tells me you are extremely loyal....that's nice, and a priority in my life with loved ones and friends.

  16. What a beautiful post - sums up the circle of life: love, death, unity.

    And great pics of wildflowers in the post above this one. Am commenting here in case Blogger acts up again... ;-)

  17. a teary post. first from happy thoughts, and then the sad ones.

  18. You made me are so right.



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