Sunday, September 17, 2017

Tucker Park

Tucker Park on the James was a delightful place to be this afternoon. As the sun sets on this day, I am thankful for every single moment of it!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Field Day Of The Past

Fun time with friends at Field Day of the Past.

Picking Sweet Potatoes

Gorgeous day for sweet potato picking in the Clemons garden.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bulldogs Football!

Fun night at a local high school football game with this guy, Mike, and a group of friends.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

My 50th Birthday

I had a beautiful day with my family, taking it easy at home. Mike made us a delicious dinner of crab cakes and my favorite fixings. We had a wonderful fudge torte for dessert and they gave me a gorgeous arrangement of fresh flowers. It was the sweetest day.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mike & Griffin Are Coming Home!

The past few days I've had this very usual sense of peace and calm. Yes, I've been concerned for our family and friends. Yes, I wish I was with my family. Yes, I wish Griffin was home. But, the peace and calmness has been overwhelming. Knowing these things were covered in prayer is such great comfort. The peace I've experienced is the kind of peace you find only in Jesus Christ. Thank you, Jesus, for the peace you have given me and the love you show me day after day.

Both of my boys are on the way home!! Mike is on the way home from Taiwan and Griffin is on his way home from Florida. He's been there for five weeks. Hurricane Irma hit and he is flying home for the first time all by himself.

Misty Morning

It's a beautiful misty morning ~ with a glimpse of a subtle rainbow.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Hurricane Irma

Mike and I are truly humbled by the outpouring of love, prayer, and support as we wait for Hurricane Irma to make landfall. We feel extremely blessed and words can't really adequately convey our gratitude. It is comforting to this Momma's heart knowing so many are praying ~ we know God hears our prayers! Griffin is in a safe place with Mike's mom Bett and step dad Tony. They have prepared for the storm, and from the forecasts I have seen, they may experience outerbands of rain sometime late tomorrow. Please continue the prayers for everyone affected by this storm!

Friday, September 08, 2017

Grammy Camp Continues On

Photographs from what we thought would be Griffin's last week in Florida ~ Englewood & Boca Grande. I was prepared for this guy to come home tomorrow. Unfortunately, their flight has been cancelled. My MIL even tried to get an earlier flight, however it wasn't possible. No more flights out of Orlando until at least Tuesday. He will ride this hurricane out with his grandparents. Although, I would like him to be home, they will take good care of him. And, we will continue praying!!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

7th Day Of The 9th Month

If you know me, I'm pretty much an open book when it comes to sharing emotions. The 7th day of the 9th month is hard for me each year, and that day is tomorrow. That's the day my mother went to be with Jesus. Though it's painful and hard, as I'm getting older, I realize it's also joyful, because she is in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Each morning, I usually share a scripture card on Instagram, so this morning I decided to make the scripture card on the left to share tomorrow, the 7th. When I went to let the chicks in tonight, it was raining but I noticed the drops of rain on the barren limbs. I went inside to get my phone to capture a couple of pictures. I looked at a couple of different angles and realized if I looked straight up at the sky, I could see the raindrops more clearly. I didn't see it at first, and, then suddenly ~ I saw the heart. A heart. I didn't stand in the rain looking for a heart ~ but, a heart, is what He gave me. I was consumed with a profound feeling of comfort and love. I can't even describe the feeling. It was truly a heavenly experience.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Messenger With Griffin

Thankful for FB messenger! Griffin will be home in four more days! I hope Hurricane Irma does not interfere with that. I've really missed him, but I've held that close when we talk on the phone. Four weeks is a long time!! I know he has been having a lot of fun and Mike and I are grateful for Bett & Tony and the love and adventures they share with him. I can not wait to see our young man in person!!

Monday, September 04, 2017

Wild Iguana

Griffin sent me this picture ~ it's an iguana in the wild! He is on the last week of 'Grammy Camp' and they took him to Englewood for the long weekend. I am very happy he gets to have such fun experiences with his grandparents. (📸 by Griffin Glave)

Saturday, September 02, 2017


Tiny droplets of rain dance down and encourage the grasses to grow ~ and the leaves are turning brilliant shades of a new season.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Grammy Camp Continues

The adventures of Grammy Camp continue! Griffin will be in Florida for a few more days. He is having a great time! (I love when they send me pictures)

Gma & Gman at Lake Hatchineha,Griffin at Winter Haven Central Park, Surprise birthday breakfast for Tony with his sons, their wives and children, they are getting good at selfies, and Grandpa and his grandkids.