Tag Archives: dads

Father of the bride

I’m not going to lie… sometimes he drives me crazy (he doesn’t have far to drive), BUT he always makes me proud to have him in my life. No more so than when our daughter got married a little over … Continue reading

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On unexpected tears-

I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen my husband cry over the past 35 years. That is not to say he is void of emotion. He just doesn’t cry. That’s ok, because the rest … Continue reading

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Dear Paw Paw, (5 years later)

We cannot believe you have been gone five years.  We miss you.  So much has happened we wish we could have shared with you along the way.  I know Sam misses calling you when he is on his way to … Continue reading

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Warp Speed from 0-20

Happy, happy birthday to my ever surprising 3rd born child, my son, Samuel Nehemiah Smith, III! We just returned from a week in Glen Arbor, Michigan.  If you have never been, you must go.  Here’s why…      My Mom … Continue reading

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Happy 23rd Birthday Ari!

You know those times life seems to whizz by at warp speed??  Today is one of those.  How is it that we are old enough to have children in their 20’s??  Well, today is the 23rd birthday for our ‘middle’ … Continue reading

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Care for Suicide Survivors

Since I posted this Absolutely clueless when someone’s grieving? a couple of days ago I’ve read countless articles and blogs on suicide, mental illness, the effects on survivors and so on.  One thing that has resonated with me is the importance, … Continue reading

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Absolutely clueless when someone’s grieving?

There is so much being said surrounding the loss of Rick and Kay Warren’s son to suicide.  Some have expressed such compassion.  Other’s have expressed literal hate and everything in-between.  It is unbearable pain, we know that tangentially.  For anything … Continue reading

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by how he treats his mother…

They say you can tell a man’s character by how he treats his mother.   That’s one big reason my husband Sam was such a great catch. He was so sweet and respectful to his Mom. Next month it will … Continue reading

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Prodigal – having or giving something on a lavish scale

Sooooooo much Good & Plenty of stuff in Timothy Keller’s The Prodigal God.                                    (#sidenote #ilovethiscandy) We now see that the true elder brother … Continue reading

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Prodigal:a third side

Mmmmm.  So good.  There is so much packed into this book.  Something for everybody.  All the wild crazy ‘sinners’ (well, we all are, aren’t we), all the staid ‘perfect’ moralists, and everything in between and even those who just really love … Continue reading

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