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from the archives: friends

Written November 11, 2010...

"A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails." ~ Donna Roberts

I have a friend who has a way of making me remember even the smallest of things that make us laugh together, and if just for a moment, all is right again in my world.

"I found out what the secret to life is: friends.  Best friends."  Ninny Threadgoode, "Fried Green Tomatoes"

My best friend?  My best friend is the one who sticks with me through thick and thin.

"True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable." ~ Dave Tyson Gentry

I know with one friend, in particular, silence is golden.  It is in what not is said that the most is said.

"Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts." ~ Margaret Lee Runbeck, Answer Without Ceasing

It was once said that an awkward moment of silence is averaged about every 20 minutes in a conver…

from the archives: sweet and happy

Written December 31, 2009

Sometimes I do think the busy-ness of life takes away from living. Priorities become jumbled. Adventures are postponed. Voices go unheard. Hearts get broken. Lives are changed.

Then it a moment unplanned and quite unexpected...sweetness and happiness are found.
In the simple things. By the quietness of the moment. Through the making of a new friend.
I found myself again. Living...Laughing...Loving.
All the things I dreamed of were happening. For this moment, I was found. Renewed in who I am, refreshed in my spirit, I was taking in every moment and hoping they would never end...yet thankful for the memories in case they did.
To this day, I am still amazed at the change one journey made in my life.

a pool story

They began digging our pool today.
It was snowing.
Just flurries off and on throughout the morning, but still, snow in GA on March 26th!
This is just wrong on so many levels.
It's not funny, but, then again, it is.
We will always have a good story to tell while lounging by the pool in the hot sun.
"Remember when they dug out the pool..."

My Saturday

This morning started out just like the weatherman had forecasted...cold and rainy.  I had two boys hoping that he was going to be wrong because they each had a game scheduled for today.  Tim's football game was called off early...Alex's game wasn't called off until game time had rain and lightning removing all doubt in anyone's mind whether or not to start the game.  A & T went off with Nana & Pawpaw once Alex's game was called, so they had something to look forward to even though the games were cancelled.
Hubby and I made our way running errands, finding a few light fixtures for the new house along the way.
Once back home, I began on a task that has been looming around way too long.  Looking at a move in the next couple of months, I have been boxing things up that are not necessary for life between now and then.  Today, I pulled out the remaining toys from the storage closet.  I've been working on sorting, assembling, and boxing up the baby and toddle…

from the archives: Lessons in Alaska

Wednesday, October 13, 2010...
When they saw the courage of Peter and John  and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men,  they were astonished and they took note  that these men had been with Jesus.  Acts 4:13 Yesterday, I received a phone call from a friend whom I met in Alaska earlier this year.  She was at Native New Life and thought of me, so she called and left me a message during the service so I could hear the singing taking place.  What a sweet thing to do for me.  It moved me to tears to hear the singing and to know she'd do this just for me. 
I've been missing Alaksa alot lately.  Having had a reunion of sorts here in GA last week at our mission conference with people I have come to know and love and serve with in Alaska, it took me back again in my heart and mind.  Add that to my phone call last night and well, you find yourself reading about my time in Alaska with GraceWorks for this week's walk to remember.
Alaska ("Wow! '08") was life …

from the archives: Ice Cream Treat

September 2010...
While on a recent weekend getaway to Hilton Head Island we enjoyed an evening walk over to a local ice cream parlor, Frozen Moo, to get some ice cream.  The young man serving us chuckled as Tim politely ordered a scoop of vanilla in a cup, "Out of all of these choices, he wants vanilla?"  I think that's what I love most about Tim...the simple things in life make him the happiest.

penser en français

Back in August, (when the weather was wonderfully, awesomely hot and I had a tan), I found a fellow homeschooling mom selling "French in Ten Minutes a Day" cds for a great price.  The very same day I picked them up, I pushed that puppy into the car's cd player and began my first ten minutes of French.
I had big dreams and high hopes.
I still have big dreams and high hopes...
...but, I must confess to still being on that first cd.
My ten minutes a day has turned into a lot of days...many rewinds and play-it-agains...many, many repeats.
Now, I do not listen to the cd every time I am in the car.  I probably never even listened to it at all during December.  Sometimes, I'm only in the car for 10 minutes at a time.
However, I had an epiphany the other day.
I caught myself thinking in French for the first time ever.
Limited French...French 101, have you, but French, nonetheless!
Something is beginning to click among the already learned English and Spanish words in my bra…