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Monday, May 10, 2010      27 comments

All but the newest of you friends know the crisis our family has undergone in recent days concerning our oldest, my stepdaughter, Melanie, and our grandson, Heath, who is now 15 months old. Some of you may see PepperLeah and I saying LU-LAH! to... Read more
Mother's Day
Sunday, May 09, 2010      22 comments

I'm a mom. In very large part, it defines who I am, even though I didn't have my oldest until I was 30 and my youngest until I was 38. I was given the gift of my stepkids when I was 44. Over half my life was spent as Missy, me, daughter, sist... Read more
An Interesting Opinion...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      27 comments

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Update on Heath
Sunday, April 18, 2010      32 comments

You've been so kind to ask about our little grandson, Heath, to keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I am so pleased to tell you that he is improving day by day. He's gained back the weight he lost. He's much more secure and far less clingy... Read more
In loving memory of Ferlin Bourg, servant of God
Thursday, April 15, 2010      23 comments

Those of you who have walked this journey with me for a while now will remember my blogs from last fall containing mention of a family very dear to my heart. My dear and w... Read more
Introducing Moe!
Sunday, April 11, 2010      28 comments

Our newest family member has arrived. His parents belong to my oldest daughter, Chelle. He is sweet and gentle and playful and already I love him to pieces. ... Read more
Monday, April 05, 2010      31 comments

We here in southeast Louisiana understand how dangerous it is when we lose precious forests that buffer the population from hurricanes a bit. We've lost lots of wetlands due to the harvesting of cypress trees and the result has been tragic in m... Read more
Good Friday
Friday, April 02, 2010      15 comments

Jesus Gave His Life for Us On this most holy day of remembrance, Good Friday, my heart focuses upon the fact that Jesus laid down His life for us, for me. He was not powerless over His enemies. Jesus walked toward His accusers, asking... Read more
Sometimes Life Brings Us Unusual Bonds
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      28 comments

A friend of mine sent this to me today and as I read it and looked at this unlikely pair of critters, I considered some of the special people in my life. Some friendships grow over time, people joined by common interests or needs, the bonds for... Read more
Updated Update
Saturday, March 27, 2010      32 comments

This is Heath from later today. We got him a little Lightning McQueen spinny toy for Easter that lights up when you press the little button. He did it on his own!! That his dexterity is precise enough to press that little button is a very goo... Read more
Saturday, March 27, 2010      17 comments

You've been so supportive with your prayers and encouragement. I wanted to share Heath's progress with you. He had gone from 24 pounds to 19 pounds with his injuries and has gained two and a half pounds back. He is standing and walking a bit ... Read more
Thank you. Again.
Friday, March 19, 2010      31 comments

I am so thankful for the prayers and encouragement and wisdom extended to us in these difficult days. Today my stepdaughter was arrested for the injuries to our grandson, Heath. She confessed and is now in jail. At 21 she is facing a maximum ... Read more
Global Wildlife
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      27 comments

Sunday before last we took three of our kids, our grandson, and my mother-in-law to Global Wildlife in Folsom, Louisiana, about 20 minutes away. Here's their website in case you'd like to see it: globalwildlife.com/ Wher... Read more
A Hospital Visit
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      37 comments

Thank you, once again, to all of you who prayed for and asked after my husband, Bill, as we went through round three with his kidney stones. His side is sore from the lithotripsy procedure (3,000 hits with sound waves) but he hasn't gone throug... Read more
Always ask. Never assume!!
Monday, February 22, 2010      34 comments

His request approved, the CNN News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight.. He was told a twin-engine plane would be wait... Read more

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