Aunt Gayle

My aunt Gayle is also my Godmother, after having received faith and been baptized in my 40’s.  My husband and I both got baptized with my little girls. We asked the […]

Dear Lord, 18 yrs without a drink or a drug is nothing short of a miracle and the grace of God.  Thank You God for giving me the willingness and perseverance […]


Today is Father’s Day and I can’t imagine the fortune of having this man in my house to celebrate. Of my husband, what I have always said, “There isn’t a […]

Charlie just turned 1 year old last month. He has been an enormous handful and 100% puppy from day one, no naps. But yes, finally, he is starting to settle […]

June 21st, 1980 – Russell Ernest Forster died of cancer in our living room atop the hospital bed that became our living room set for the last many months of […]

I am going to get a biography of James Madison – hopefully by David McCullough or someone comparable to begin to get some sort of baseline for where my thoughts […]

I have been wandering for so many months now, wondering if there is a reason, leaving behind all familiar faces and regular comfort. Then the seams start to split and […]

You cannot love what you refuse to know. We cannot make a place for people. How damn prideful must one be to assume we ourselves have a place in which […]