Month: October 2013

Fairy Tales

A few days ago, a Facebook friend sent me this picture and said, “I suspect this would be you if it weren’t for your blog…” I love this picture because it is so very much true of me. Thoughts fill my head but they…

How To Plan A Pity Party

This morning I took our dirty clothes to wash at the laundromat. Our washer broke awhile ago, so we wash the clothes at the laundromat and then we bring them home to dry on our clothesline or in the dryer. Often EJ goes with…

WWJE

My blog is called “I Love To Go A Gardening” so I thought I ought to throw in something garden-ish: A month or so ago–a lifetime ago–I dug up a few herbs from my garden and I bought a couple more from the Farm…

The Middle of the Story

I was wrong when I said a few days ago that I do not like theological discussions at this time. Or…maybe I was correct. I do not like scholarly, ivory tower discussions that dissect God as if He’s something to be cut apart and…

Appointment with the Doctor

Night-time and first thing in the morning are the hardest times for me. I am most vulnerable then. Once I can align my thinking, I am ok. Writing is one of the tools that I use to realign my thinking. Writing, to me, is a…

In The Darkness

I woke at 5 a.m. this morning. The wee hours of the night is when troubles seem worse. I cannot sleep. So I am writing. Writing helps me figure things out, to process, and to steady myself. Sort of like the psalmists, who often…

Questions

JJ doesn’t have a primary doctor. He had a pediatrician throughout his childhood, but he’s been really healthy and hasn’t seen her for years. He has gone to the local clinic for Boy Scout physicals. Now that he has cancer, it’s necessary for Jared to…

Dragons, Rabbits, and Superheroes

I shared this elsewhere yesterday, but decided to expand it and post it here. This is a topic I have thought deeply about in previous years and previous sufferings, and they are coming to mind again as my family enters these current struggles.  So…

I Always Knew You Cared…

Years ago, I had a friend who was going through a very difficult time. I loved my friend, and I truly cared, and I reached out to her as best I could, but I didn’t really understand the journey she was on so sometimes…

Get Real

I fear that today’s post is rather rambling. I couldn’t make it seamlessly flow. Today I cried.  When I was growing up, my church sort of taught that it was wrong to question God. It was taught in a spiritual-sounding way: Questions were doubt…

What Comes Next

I woke up at 5 a.m. this morning feeling overwhelmed about various problems I have to deal with, such as JJ’s paperwork for college. Then I remembered a historical fiction novel that I read years ago. The story took place in China just before…

Work & Results

Yesterday we all spent the day resting. We slept in, studied, talked, and just relaxed. Today we were busy. I didn’t intend to be so busy. As I told EJ, one thing led to another, sort of like in the children’s story, If You Give…

Yawn

We…have…all…been…so…tired! JJ’s tiredness is understandable, of course, since he just had major surgery. He sleeps until about 1 p.m. He has always been a night-owl so he states up late, but even so I still think he’s getting a lot of extra sleep. That’s…

College Matters

JJ is recovering nicely, with much less pain and groaning than I expected. He sleeps quite a bit, which is good. His appetite is returning, which is a delight. He had not been hungry for many weeks and had gotten much too thin. JJ…

Because and Even Though

Today I am especially thinking about many I know who are going through cancer and other serious ailments. Not all their suffering is the whirlwind that JJ’s was, here and over before we could take a breath. They walk a slower path with many…

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