Hindsight is 2020….

Posted by on Jan 1, 2021 in All Posts, Family Affair, Our Family | 0 comments

Hindsight is 2020….

Well, that’s what they say anyway! And this will be the ONLY year that we can actually claim that … Hindsight is 2020! What is hindsight? Well, according to Webster dictionary it says: perception of the nature of an event after it has happened In hindsight, it’s clear there were alternatives. Hindsight is twenty-twenty. So…there we have it … there are several ‘events’ that have happened in the year 2020 … every one can pretty much pick one I’d say. There are several 2020 hindsight events...

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December 25, 2020

Posted by on Dec 25, 2020 in All Posts, Our Family, Sabbath Musings | 2 comments

December 25, 2020

An interesting date, to be sure – especially in the year we are trying to forget …… 2020. Some call it Christmas Day, some Friday, others Shabbat. I’m of the latter group and while I do still have lingering snowflakes dancing in my head and memories of mountains of presents flickering in the recesses of my phyche….they are simply distant places that once occupied time. Now, as I look back and contemplate on all that has gone on in my almost 70 years, I realize that each and every stop along the way was an...

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A day marked in my Journey

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in All Posts, Our Family | 3 comments

A day marked in my Journey

Today marks the 2nd year when my husband of 48 years, James E. Staley, Jr., passed thru the veil of time and was ushered to his resting place by our Father above. I’m sure that in the next realm (at least in my mind’s eye), the first one he embraced was his youngest son, Jason, who left us a year before. Then I’m sure he embraced his parents, his beloved Grandma Mitchell and so many that had touched his life through the years. I bet he even had a great sit down with our friend Brad Scott. I smile as I think of all the...

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Happy Anniversary Jim & Cheryl!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in All Posts, Our Family | 3 comments

Happy Anniversary Jim & Cheryl!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Today is my oldest son, Jim and his beautiful bride Cheryl’s >24th< wedding anniversary….. Today is an amazing and very special day in their journey! It’s been 5 years since they have been able to celebrate on their own turf!!! It’s been a long journey – with a few valleys and a lot of mountaintop experiences … all of it adding to their character, love and...

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Thanksgiving … a day of Giving Thanks

Posted by on Nov 24, 2020 in All Posts, Our Family, Pams Ponderings | 8 comments

Thanksgiving … a day of Giving Thanks

THANKSGIVING AND GIVING THANKS   This week the buzz is all about how different THIS Thanksgiving will be and how much we can’t experience. But let’s treat that ‘buzz’ like the nasty little critter it is … and SWAT IT!  We have MUCH to be thankful for this year. Whether you have chosen to seclude yourself within your home and have your own turkey dinner, or you’ve chosen to carry on as usual, each and every one of us have much to be thankful for!  It is time to recognize that fact and change our...

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A time and season past…

Posted by on Oct 3, 2020 in All Posts, Jason | 0 comments

A time and season past…

This was written 3 years ago … Sept 26, 2017 … I lost my husband, Jim, just a bit over a year later – 12-18-18  … just needed to post it one more time. Today is day 3 of my son, Jason, passing out of this life …. the pain is unbearable – but it helps me to put words on paper – I pray that this does not offend anyone by doing so. It is simply my outlet for grief … This is the Hebrew month of Tishrei – day 6. Jason celebrated the Feast Days of the Lord and was a very deeply spiritual person – not...

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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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