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Happy Birthday 2015

Dear John Michael, I just received a phone call from Grandma….. she wanted to read me a card you had sent her. For some reason, it suddenly appeared in a drawer she had opened. The postmark was July 1999. You … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Birthday

July 26, 2014 Thirty years ago, Skip and I sat, or rather he sat, and I propped myself up in a hospital bed, waiting for the birth of our baby. I say baby, because we didn’t know if he would … Continue reading

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“This is the day that the Lord has made; rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 Four years have now past since John Michael left.  Labor Day week, four years ago, I drove him to the emergency room, never … Continue reading

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Cemetery Board

Two weeks ago, I was driving to Clayton to a cemetery board meeting….thinking “why did I volunteer for this?” Then, it occurred to me, “why not?” Some of my best memories of being a mom were volunteering to help with … Continue reading

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Three Years

Three minutes…….John Michael, the peaceful look on  your face will forever be embedded in my heart.  That smile….beautiful smile of when you took the hand of Jesus  Three hours…… hand in hand, Skip and I took our longest walk through … Continue reading

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Countdown to October 11, 2012

Countdown to October 11, 2012……. So many people through the years have touched our lives, but today I give thanks for those who were there during the darkest week…. Kathy (Norsworthy) and Linda (Alsup), for coming when I called…..and staying … Continue reading

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The Cross that Skip Built

The Cross that Skip Built Last year when I began this blog, I just knew that I would spend the year thanking everyone who had touched John Michael’s life…….what  a lofty goal that was.  But, perhaps my journey was meant … Continue reading

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Moving…..

Skip and I made our 21st move in 31 years this past summer.  Without any hesitation in my thinking, I know God orchestrated this move. He has listened to so many prayers that friends and family have offered up to … Continue reading

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Beautiful Baby

I’ve had so many thoughts going through my mind about my next blog….and, hoped that there would have been several before this date.  But this morning my first thought was where I was on this date in 1984.  How cool … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2011

Dear John Michael, What great pleasure I take in having been your mother….”that’s my momma” I’ve heard you say so many times.  Reminiscing last night brought some of my most favorite “momma duties” to mind.   Moving to Colorado the summer … Continue reading

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