Mercy Me….Even If….

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in All Posts, Our Family | 0 comments

Mercy me….Even If…. The words of this song….have captured my heart and wrapped it’s message into my life. From the heartache of being estranged from our oldest son and family, to the separation of his time away now, to the passing of my youngest son…. ….I know He is able….I know He...

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Three weeks and counting

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Jason, Pams Ponderings | 22 comments

Yes….this is a personal post again. It is therapy for me. It has been three weeks yesterday that the Lincoln county sheriff knocked on our door. It has been three weeks yesterday since our world fell apart. It has been three weeks yesterday since our baby boy (even if he WAS 41), Jason Scott Staley, left this world for another. Three weeks. A lifetime. An eternity. Jason was my baby …. he came into this world smiling. He was a sweet, compassionate, loving and easy-going child and carried that on through adulthood. His blonde hair...

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First Day….new dawn

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in All Posts, Jason, Our Family | 24 comments

First Day….new dawn

Today is the first day of the week … the day after my son, Jason was laid to rest. It is still surreal. I find myself asking – am I still here? I hear people talking in the background, my mother is keeping the two littlest granddaughters busy ….. making sukkah decorations, chattering nonstop…my brother is sitting across from me on his computer and my father is recuperating from eating too much sugary food yesterday.  My husband? He’s off trying to fix something – keeping busy. I tried. Went out to water the...

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Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in All Posts, Jason | 17 comments

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 like your everyday church going person – but a very special deep, soul. An inquiring, sensitive, probing soul. We were going thru the days together as we approach the...

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Another milestone….

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in All Posts, Our Family | 1 comment

My second born grand daughter, MacKenzie Staley, graduated yesterday from highschool. How could that be? She is still just a little tow headed little toddler? And I bet I’m not the only one that feels that way – eh Jay & Nicci? Sigh…..time marches on. ‘Kenzie’ is a beautiful, sweet, gentle and loving young lady. She is way too grown up for her age of course, but she has come thru the trials of her short life in grand style. Her beauty comes from the inside … and we are so proud of her! As we sit at your...

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Help needed

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in All Posts, Family Affair, Our Family | 5 comments

Jim & I find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of reaching out and asking for help. We prayed and sought our hearts and advise from friends and family on how to handle this – as we are of the ‘age’ and generation where you do it all yourself. However, we simply can’t and need to reach out. Jim and I bought this ‘last ever’ house three years ago and  were so blessed – we still believe that. It was a foreclosure and it was something we could financially afford as we both are retired and on...

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Time to Give Thanks

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in All Posts, Family Affair, Our Family | 3 comments

Yes, the last of the beautiful tapestry of bronze and gold leaves have succumbed to the wintery blast after being treated to summertime temperatures just a week ago.  Winter is on the cusp of being here and I’m making plans to nest inside. Not much of a snow bunny here, I must admit. That being said, this time of the year always brings long-lost memories alive as they sneak out of their closets with every spicy smell and tattered photograph.  Each sensory prick stops me in my tracks as I relive a childhood past.  Good times, bad times...

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Holidays bring out the smiles…

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in All Posts, Family Affair, Our Family | 3 comments

Was going thru pics today….thinking of everything that has gone on this year…so much…so very, very much. But through it all….I am so thankful for family….this is for my family…just a smattering of thru the years –...

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Hannah’s 18th Birthday

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in All Posts, Hannah | 0 comments

Hannah’s 18th Birthday

My first grand daughter’s 18th birthday …. Hannah Christine Staley. She is a lovely, sweet, beautiful young lady and I love her dearly. Most of the pictures are a bit dated…but they are so close to my heart…so many pics from Nana camp, the farm and just all around good times – till the 18th birthday glamor day! Love you Hannah! Here are a few pictures ….enjoy the...

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Growing Up

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in All Posts, Family Affair, Hannah | 0 comments

Growing Up

My granddaughter Hannah is going on 19 and is growing up to be such a beauty! Not only on the outside, but starting from deep down inside. She is kind, and gentle and caring – although she is kind of a neat freak! She loves to lead Hebraic Dance and is looking ahead to the future when she can either instruct or help others in various locations learn how to worship the King with these ancient and beautiful...

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