Friday, December 27, 2013


I sit here in the quietness of the morning and ….  savor.  I think the word savor will be my mantra for the coming year.

Yesterday my daughter and son-in-law began to move into their new house.  They've lived here in mine for the last eight months while theirs was being built.  It was a time full of highs and lows, but they are beginning to settle into their new adventure.  It's a house they are now beginning to make into a home.  I hope it will be a place of safety, and a place to weather the storms of life… their refuge and where love is on display.

My dad is upstairs now visiting for the holidays.  Missing his wife is written on his face most of the time.  Though he tries to overcome his sadness, he fails much of the time.  All I can do is try to love him through it.

Edd's youngest son is getting married today!  Seeing him so happy last night was pure joy.  He is marrying a great girl with a wonderful family.  The energy at dinner was full of warmth and openness.  … open arms and open hearts.  It's good to be able to cheer on those we care about.  Root for them ….  I know his dad would be so proud of the man he's become.

I am feeling chapters closing and new ones opening… and it feels good.


  1. I've been reading your blog through the good and bad times and it makes me so happy to read this post, you're one amazing and inspiring lady! Happy holidays and here's to a wonderful 2014!

  2. 2014 sounds hopeful and happy. So many good things happening in your life in the lives of those you love! I'm always inspired by your faith and strong will - although perhaps you don't always see yourself that way! Seeing our sons and daughters succeed and have wonderful life events is the best part of life. So yes - savor those things this coming year. You've earned the sweetness. Happy new year, Kathy - best wishes for all good things from me to you!