July 3, 2022

Sunday afternoon of Canada Day weekend is nearly over for another year. Like many people, Tom and I watched our city’s fireworks display last night. For a few moments we were lost in the splendour of light and motion. And then it was over. We were back to mosquitos and stumbling over the rough ground…

May 7, 2022

Motherhood/Family  Yay!!!! Mother’s Day is coming. Being a Mom is a special privilege, although at times it can feel all consuming, and full of worry. Always, it’s a life sentence. No one gets to be a mom for just a little while. Even when our blessed child leaves us through a miscarriage, or childhood death,…

January 4, 2022

A Recipe for 2022 Traditionally, Tom and I start every week with Tom’s special porridge for breakfast. What makes it special? More than just plain oatmeal, Tom adds lots of cinnamon, maple syrup, craisins, blueberries or strawberries, or apples, or peaches or whatever is in season, yummy butter and a pinch of salt. This wonderful…

December 30, 2021

Making Memories Ever since my daughter became a mother she has valued making memories. Long before “being in the moment “ became fashionable, I remember her saying, “This day is special. The kids will remember this.” It didn’t seem to matter whether we were on a trip to the zoo or tobogganing down the little…

December 24, 2021

My Story Telling Doll This year, for the first time, we have our own nativity display under a spotlight in our front yard. Our friend, Garry from Apsley made it by hand for us. For a month, I’ve been looking at the empty manger and wished baby Jesus was lying there. My sister, Anne, gave…

December 10, 2021

Christmas Priorities           Advent is one of those times when I look at my life and reset my priorities. This year our preparations for Christmas look a little different. We’ve managed to get our Christmas tree up and decorated early. In the past, that meant a couple of hours of first wrestling with tree lights,…

December 9, 2021

Advent Prayers Tonight we returned from a delightful visit with dear friends in Montreal. For some reason sleep is eluding me. I wanted to post a reflection. First of all I am truly grateful for our friends. They have been a blessing in my life for over forty years. They always wrap us in love…

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