Tuesday, January 8, 2013


I got an extra hug and kiss today from 
my oldest going back to college four hours
from me. 
He forgot his pillow and had to come back! 

It really hurts when he leaves. 
That's crazy, right? 
We are fortunate to have a smart boy and 
a college education for him. 

I comforted myself by gathering some pets.
We sat on the swing since it was sixty degrees. 
They were solemn too. 

Before that though, the dog and I took a really
long walk here on the farm. 
Someone had some hounds baying and I heard 
a loud gunshot or three. 
It was probably on another farm but sounded 
SO very close, we high-tailed it back to the 

I nearly stepped on this old bottle which had
moss growing inside. 
Why is it that little bits of green in the winter 
are so exciting? 

In other news...I am once again leading a group
on a mission trip to Alaska. 
The trip is in July. 
We are planning some fundraisers,
starting with a country ham breakfast.

If you have never been on a mission trip, I 
want to encourage you to seek one out
and GO! 
Don't wait until you feel like you 
"know the bible enough", 
or whatever may be the thing that is
keeping you from going. 
If God wants you to go? 
He'll see to it that you get to. 
Let Him know you are willing
and see what happens :)