Category Archives: Faith

Walt’s Baptism

During the fall, Walt began asking serious questions about salvation.  Heaven has been a frequent topic of conversation since losing Pop, but Walt began probing further.  He’s been in church since he was in the womb, so the terminology has long been familiar and “Sunday school answers”  roll off his tongue easily.  But he had […]

Christmas in Texas

This was a year of new traditions for our family of five.  For the first time in twenty years, we spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day away from extended family.  We decided we would have more time to visit if we waited until after the holiday to make the trip back to Mississippi to see […]

Saying Good-Bye

Good-byes are always hard.  Some people avoid saying the expression.  But the original meaning of good-bye is “God be with you.”  So as much as I hated to leave the folks I love so much behind, I said several “good-byes” during the days prior to the move.  I’ve been blessed beyond measure with precious friends, […]

If These Walls Could Speak

So we talked about moving for what seemed like an eternity, and once the school year ended, it was finally upon us.  Since I’ve been a little behind on the blog, I can’t remember if I shared all the details that surrounded the sale of our home and finding a new one.  I won’t try […]


  The boys took their egg-dying seriously this year, attempting the half-and-half technique on some.  You know, half yellow, half green.  They’ve stepped it up a notch.  They were also much neater this year, which was a pleasant surprise for me. Walt had his Easter party at school on Thursday before being out for Good […]

Merry Christmas (2012)

Our Christmas Card-2012 Shannon’s family came to our house to celebrate the weekend before Christmas.  And please note, that’s sparkling grape juice in their plastic glasses.  Aunt Jennifer brought it, and they felt extra special toasting each other. We celebrated with my family on Christmas Eve, after attending the annual candlelight service at our church. […]


November started out with the best gift…Daddy came home.  He actually surprised the kids and showed up a day earlier than expected.  And I thought for a minute Walt would hyperventilate.  With the exception of Facetime, it had been seven weeks since the kids had seen their Daddy.   He was able to stay home […]

The Fall

Walt had a scary fall on October 10th that reminded me how things can change in the blink of an eye.  Recently I’ve heard of several tragic accidents involving young children, with parents or grandparents within arm’s reach.  Accidents happen so quickly, and there seems no rhyme or reason behind them.  All we can do […]

Zamar Choir-St. Louis Tour 2012

As I mentioned in the previous post, Anna Katherine spent the first half of the summer preparing for choir tour. (They actually began preparing back in January, but the rehearsal schedule intensified some during the final three weeks.)  This year their mission involved helping a church in inner-city St. Louis, called The Rock Church. Along […]

A Life Well Lived

It’s taken me some time to be able to sit and write this post. Not because I haven’t had the time. Simply because I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Writing a basic thank you note these days often brings me to tears, so I knew this one might put me over the edge. […]