Happy Father's Day! Thanks, Jim, and thanks to Father's everywhere who give their kids experiences — both fun and frightening — we moms would never think of! Happy Father's Day!
Take comfort. Jimmy is healing and healing well. Jimmy’s doctors at the SAMMC Burn Center, where Jimmy is being treated as an outpatient, determined that Jimmy will not need skin graft surgery on his hands. We are so relieved and thankful. Saturday, I shared a post that my son, Jimmy, had an accident with a … Continue reading Healing Thanks
Sometimes the events in our lives follow a course we did not plan to take. This past week, my family experienced a trial that will change us all. My son, Jimmy, had a serious accident at the ranch. We are still in the thick of the trauma, and I am writing this post in the … Continue reading No Sedum Saturday: When Trials in Life Hurt
My favorite place to sit at the ranch is in my egg chair swing — hanging from a tree where the edge of our small patch of lawn meets the ungroomed expanse of the natural landscape. It is not the traditional swing from my childhood playground, where I would pump my legs propelling the swing … Continue reading Mom, It is Well With Your Soul
A couple months ago, after a long, chilly, morning gorge walk, I was dragging my feet down the road in the direction of the house a mile away. Exhausted, exuberance is not an exaggeration of the emotion that flooded in when I saw Jim driving toward me. As I jumped in the Ranger, relieved for … Continue reading Finding Gold in the Grass
My typical walk at the ranch is more like an inquisitive meander. Picture this: I may start toward the lake until following the flight of an unfamiliar bird turns my heading into a thicket of cedar, where I traverse until the thicket is impenetrable, and I must turn and cross a canyon wall, where maiden ferns clinging … Continue reading Walking With Mom as She Forgets How to Walk