Another day…. but oh so special!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in All Posts, Our Family | 0 comments

Yep….as so many of you have noticed on FB…today is a rememberance day for me…68 years ago … the Creator of all Life breathed His breath into my lungs and gave me life. My mind reels when I try to ‘look back’ and see all that has happened in this yes, short life. It seems like a nano-second ago when I was playing in the back yard care-free and playing with my beloved little spaniel, Buffy. Feeding the little baby birds in the rafters of our old garage with an eye dropper because they were crying …...

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Sierra Grace and “LIFE”

Posted by on Oct 2, 2019 in All Posts, Sierra | 0 comments

My beautiful, sweet, loving and graceful grand daughter, Sierra Grace, has reached a milestone today! She has entered a new era in her young life and turns the page from 17 years to >> 18 << years. That number is very signifcant. In Hebrew the number 18 represents LIFE. As we dug into those numbers we found more ~ 9×2 = 18 – 9 is the number of the gifts of the Spirit and 2 is the number of a witness, so we can all witness today that she has definitely learned the gifts of the Spirit! Going further you have 3x3x3 which...

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Not just another day….

Posted by on Sep 24, 2019 in All Posts, Jason, Our Family | 0 comments

Today marks a day that will ever be etched in my heart…..and in everything I do, say and think. Jason Scott Staley 11-7-75 ~ 09-24-17 He came into this world quietly, and slipped out of this world just as quietly…without a word to anyone. His passing has left one of the biggest holes in a mother’s heart and it will never be filled quite like that again. Jason was the happiest baby I’ve ever held, always smiling, cooing and looking for approval. As a toddler, he loved climbing on my lap and hugging me with those chubby...

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Spring has sprung

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019 in All Posts, Our Family, Pams Ponderings | 7 comments

Spring has sprung

The cycles of time have returned to the rebirth of spring here in central Missouri and it is a welcome sight to be sure! No one that I am aware of would push her arrival off any longer than necessary – certainly not I. I love hearing the birds announcing her arrival and beginning new life of their own. I love seeing the tiny signs of life spring up in the form of daffodils, tulips and yes, dandelions. I love being able to sit on the porch and breathe deeply of the warm air filtering in through the slightly cool breezes. I love...

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Sign the Petition

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in All Posts, Family Affair, Journey thru Garden, Our Family | 0 comments

Many of you know the situations we have found ourselves in over the past years. The trials and tribulations have been, at times, seemingly insurmountable, but somehow we keep pushing through … and it is only by the grace of the Almighty who holds us tightly and friends and family who continue to support and lift us up with encouragement and prayers. At times, I, myself, thought I could endure no more. It is amazing how many tears the human body can produce, the depths of the heart wrenching sobs that seep through the layers of walls we...

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Just a little something … to lift you up

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in All Posts, Family Affair, Our Family, Pams Ponderings | 0 comments

Just a little something … to lift you up

This week was an especially hard one for me. It began with a week of feeling as if I were almost drowning in tears of grief and loosing the ability to breathe deeply (they tell me it’s asthma but I don’t agree). But, yesterday that last straw broke the camel’s back and I awoke to gasping, unable to breathe; I sank to my knees while grabbing the nebulizer and was ready to truly ‘be free’ imploring Abba to bring me home to join my husband and son. I know, I know, that sounds horrid doesn’t it – a weak...

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Joy comes in the morning…

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Family Affair | 1 comment

Psalm 30 I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up    and have not let my foes rejoice over me.2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,    and you have healed me.3 O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;    you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.[a 4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,    and give thanks to his holy name.5 For his anger is but for a moment,    and his favor is for a lifetime.Weeping may tarry for the night,    but joy comes with the morning. Had to remember that because of...

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Roller Coaster Rides…

Posted by on Sep 22, 2018 in All Posts, Family Affair, Journey thru Garden | 0 comments

Is that what Life is just all about? One roller coaster ride after another? It sure seems like it; now I know why I’ve never liked roller coasters! In order for it to be called a roller coaster ride, it has to be up and down, round and round – there are no straight paths, it’s all curves. Curves and dips that make your stomach drop right out and your screams of distress just seem to ride the wind with no response at hand. I hate roller coaster rides! While my entire married life has been a roller coaster ride, one with all...

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Children and Parental Love

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in All Posts, Family Affair, Journey thru Garden | 1 comment

Children and Parental Love

  A very wise friend of mine, Bill Bullock, a teacher and respected leader wrote the following question on FB which I couldn’t help but replying to and speculating on. It came almost immediately after reading a message my son Jim wrote to his children and wife. Here are my thoughts and I pray they encourage you.     From Bill (Rabbi’s Son) How does a good parent or grandparent teach the children he/she loves to: [1] know, love, and trust God; [2] enjoy praying; [3] delight in the Sabbath and find meaning in the Holy...

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Time to focus…

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in All Posts, Journey thru Garden, Our Family | 0 comments

Events of the past couple of years have seemed to follow me like a black cloud…and with the end of the year fast approaching, those black clouds burst into torrents of rain every once in awhile. But…. while my heart is heavy with the date of September 24th looming like a sledgehammer ready to fall, that is NOT what my ‘bluebird gone’ would want. He would chide me, I’m sure, for sinking into a pity party and would remind me to lift up my face to the heavens and remember just WHO he is hanging out with! Jason would...

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