My Dad and the Things He Used to Say

Just after Mother’s Day, I posted about things my mother taught me, and so, on this Father’s Day, it seems only fair to dedicate a blog post to my dad. Dad taught me a lot of things, too, and I remember many of them in the form of little sayings that he...

Our Redneck Garden

“You might be a redneck if ….. ….. you plant a garden around your new septic tank cover.” We passed our septic tank inspection earlier this month, and our neighbor kindly helped Jack adapt our septic tank with risers and this green lid that you...

Three Things My Mother Taught Me

After reading lots of moving tributes to mothers yesterday on Facebook, I was thinking of my own mother and how grateful I am for all that she taught me.  My mother was a wise woman who raised six children who love her and love each other.  She’s gone now, but...

Foster Care to Adoption: A Journey Completed

  Meet Jase.  He is twenty months old, and he is the newest member of our family.  When Jase was just a few days old, he was placed in foster care with my nephew Matt and his wife Jo who were hoping to adopt a child to raise together.  Jase was not their first...

Autumn Memories

Today is the last day of October already, and it’s also the anniversary of my father’s death.  I thought it would be fitting to share with you one of the fondest memories I have of my dad. First, let me show you what my dad looked like.  The cool thing...