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Monday, June 26, 2017

Wishes & Dreams

Dreams, wishes, and wild flowers bloom in all of us. Make your wish....and let your inner child bloom into all you where created to be. Life is to short to be anything but YOU!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

June Blessings ~ Counting It All Joy ( Week Three )


Happiness In The Sun!

Summer Fun At The Beach!

June 18~ Good morning! It's Father's Day and I have phone calls to make and a few texts to send out. Happy Father's Day to you dad (Don Good)! It was awesome to talk to you today and Joanne Good. Pray you had a wonderful Father's Day. Love you both. Wishing all you dad's out there a wonderful Father's Day! Time for me to get ready for the day. Hmmmm......overcast They say sunshine and warmth. I'm not feeling it or seeing it. I'll help it along. I will wear my shorts and a sleeves top, and sandals, but I will take a jacket just in case. Ready for my day and possible sunshine. Off to meet my breakfast date. Thank you for the nice late morning and early afternoon company. Time to head home and enjoy the sunshine that broke through the clouds. Why yes Geo Sutter I would love to go for an afternoon drive. What a wonderful surprise to go to an early dinner. Oh yes! Let's do dessert first then dinner. Perfect! Love backward meals. They are so fun! Loved sitting on the patio with the warm sunshine beating down on me. It warmed me up nicely. Love this gorgeous fireball of sunshine, sent just for me. Thank you server for keeping my water glass full for my hydration. What a perfect afternoon and dinner. Always have fun when we go out Geo. Thank you for the invite. Home to sit outside and soak up more of those wonderful sun rays beaming down from heaven. Chatted with mom while enjoying the sunshine. I love you mom! Thank you for always being there. Time to kick back and catch up on some recordings. After a full weekend of fun it's hard to sit alone. Thankful Lord for the hot shower, the fireball in the sky today. Time spent out and not having to cook or eat alone. Smiles and laughter. For those locking eye moments that make you wish things were different. Your blue eyes and humor bring smiles, thank you for the text that made me feel for a moment that life could be different. They say time heals, they say it's time for a new life, Lord lead and guide me into this new dance step in my journey. Looking for that song and dance step that is uniquely all mine. Thank you Lord for these moments that give me a glimpse of this path that is being cleared for me to dance to that new beat. Thank you Lord for stretching, and expanding me in new directions; to stretch my wings to soar. With each step a new treasure and gift to be grateful for. Thank you for today and all the gifts, lessons, and provisions sent from heaven to me. Blessings

June 19~ Waking up to sunshine breaking through the curtains and blinds; warming my heart with big smiles to my soul. It's going to be a beautiful day. Coffee, prayers, gather date book and other tools for the appointments of the day. A little morning coffee out on the porch enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Makes me so happy! First appointment was bitter sweet. Saying goodbye to someone who has helped me through some tough times. I wish you well Joan, I will miss you. Thank you for all the help and advice as well as maneuvering through some difficult times. Your support, and listening ear, and wise wisdom I will carry with me always. More stops! Mary McCormick Loomis love to go to Costco. I have some things I need to get too. Lunch for 1.50 is perfect! Then I won't buy everything in sight. Love catching up with you. Onward to last appointment of the day. Love these ladies and the time we have shared. We have grown so much. I love you all tons. You have given me many gifts over the many months we have had together on Monday's, they hold a special place for me. Support, acceptance, wisdom, a place to be free and me. Unconditional friendship and love that understands without words. I'm glad we are planning to see each other even though we don't have this place to gather. We will make new adventures and memories as we press forward into our next chapters in our lives. Thank you for enriching mine already through these Monday afternoons we have shared. Our Monday's together have helped me grow in so many ways and bring healing to a broken heart. Thank you just doesn't cover it. See you all soon for an adventure. Hello Geo Sutter! Yes a taco sounds good! As I'm laughing thinking of the wonderful snacks with the ladies this after. Oh no! The place we wanted to go closed. Bummer! Another little place we can walk too. Ended up with soup and ice cream shared. A walk through Gresham. Home to put foot up and relax. A happy text! Lord this has been a day of closures and goodbyes. Never easy. Change is hard! I must be ready for some amazing doors for you to lead me too that are ready to be opened by me. Thank you Lord for stretching, expanding me, and preparing me for the next chapter you are leading me into. With expectations and excitement I know the Victory is coming and the best is yet to come. Thank you for your perfect timing Lord in all things regarding my life, even when I'm unsure and unsteady; you have me in the palm of your hand telling me I can walk on water; stay focused and keep my eyes on you. All things work together for your good and your glory. Waiting for the new adventures to begin. Blessings

June 20~ Why is my phone ringing before 6am in the morning. Go away! I don't have to get up today. Evil phone ring! Now try and go back to sleep! Lay in bed toss and turn. Turn on TV and fell asleep. Yea! Good morning 8:30am! Coffee lounge around, shower and shine for the day. Walk up to post box and back. Beautiful day with sunshine and breezes. Perfect! Thank you AmyJune McClure for having Blanche White and I over today for hot tubing and dinner. So enjoyed myself. My feet truly loved the hot tub. The laughter was medicine to the soul. Blanche and you had me in stitches with all your jokes and great humor. It was a great afternoon early evening. Totally relaxing and so enjoyable. Need that fruit salad recipe. So very yummy! For text and phone call that makes me smile. Thank you Lord for laughter and joy that is medicine to soul. For friendships that are built on you. For today's sunshine that I was able to relax and enjoy with friends. Thank you Lord for the many blessings of each day that are taken for granted. You bless me with a new day to fill with your love and treasured gifts every morning all day until days end. I am blessed! Blessings

June 21~ Summer is here! Love waking to Summer sunshine streaming through my windows. Coffee time on this beautiful Wednesday of smiles of beauty and happiness at the salon. Seven beautiful ladies await their turn. Each brings me joy and a smile that fills my heart with joy. Pay checks of the heart. The best pay checks to receive. Off early enough to enjoy some of this beautiful day. Thank you Geo Sutter for meeting up with today. Thank you for helping me pick out the perfect dress for my class reunion today. Thank you for dinner too. It was good. Now I have lunch for tomorrow. Perfect! Just want to thank AmyJune McClure for the patch today. It did give some relieve from the pain. Feet up resting them. Lord thank you for this day that had the perfect amount of work and pleasure. Blessings

June 22~ Thursday morning beauty. Open those blinds and let the sunshine in. Coffee, and prayers, before heading into the salon. In early enough to do some housekeeping. Dorlores perm turned out beautiful. Yea! A phone call from Crystal N Koch! We get to catch up and pray together. Feet are propped up while doing laundry. Again thank youAmyJune McClure, the patch helped me today to accomplish what I needed to get done. Cooked dinner tonight! Oh my! Yes! I do still know how! And it turned out yummy too. Now feet are propped up relaxing listening to country music and looking out the window at the beautiful evening. Lord thank you for an easy work day and the blessings of friendship that withstands even distance. For my couch to stretch out and prop my feet up. For the peace of this afternoon and early evening. Thank you Lord even in a simple quiet day you meet all of my needs. Even if it's just rest and propping feet and the support and prayers of friends. Feeling humbled. Blessings

June 23~ Sleep.....ummmmm.....up to a very rocky start. Thank you AmyJune McClure, and Sherilynn Ganther for coming over this morning and helping as well as sitting with me. Loved having coffee with you ladies. Phone calls from Mary McCormick LoomisKatherine Fischer Huston, my beautiful daughter Amber Webber, my sister Rosie; thank you seems so little but filled my heart with healing and love. Group hugs and prayers sprinkles with laughter and smiles just what was needed. Rest.....lots of rest. Feet propped! Fan whirling around keeping me cool, listening to music. Decided to walk to mail box. Sun feels so good. Lord thank you for no judgment support. Calls to see how I'm doing. A roof over my head to stretch out on couch and prop my feet. For open prayer lines and open communication letting my needs be known. For the strength gained in adversity. Knowing even in disappointments that you are always with me. Thank you Lord for holding me in the darkness and in the light and never letting me go. You are my shield of protection through this journey in life. Never alone. Blessings

June 24~ Ringing phone on a Saturday morning! What's up with that? Good morning Webber Heather! Yes! Mom can do that. Heather mom needs you to get some sleep and rest. Loved hearing your voice first thing this morning. Now I'm up! Sunshine and morning coffee. Good morning text that brings smiles to my heart. Off to a great start of the weekend. Decisions to make....what direction do I drive, do I want to go West to the coast, or East to my sister's. Sister's won out. Lots of natural beauty to enjoy as I drive down the scenic highway. So blessed to life in a place that my backyard is full of magical beauty. Lunch with sister's Christine Good, Rosie, and Jennifer Merritt-Estep today at the Clock Tower. Then haircut time. Yes a hair stylist never rest. Then I went on a memory lane tour around town to share with an old friend. It was a blast to do. Went to Maurices and got a blouse for 1.87 today. Feeling very blessed. Sitting outside on the stoop enjoying the beautiful evening here in the The Dalles. Thank you Lord for today. Loved all the gifts along my path today. Encouragement, phone calls of love, texts and conversations of inspiration and laughter. Time with sister's always a blessing. Thank you for my family both blood and those we hand pick. Thank you for healing, for hope, grace, mercy, forgiveness. And new beginnings fresh and new everyday. Blessings

Saturday, June 17, 2017

June Blessings ~ Counting It All Joy (Week Two)


Happines In The Sun!

Summer Fun At The Beach!

June 11~ Sleep seems to be eluding me lately. Pain levels are high. As much as I want to curl up and stay in bed..... I'm going to rise and shine and get dressed for the day. In fact I'm going to put on a skirt and blouse and head to church and Praise the Lord for this day He has blessed me with. Meet up with Rebecca Sherrett at church then after we headed to lunch. What a yummy salad that was too. Then we decided to shoot a few games of pool. It was a draw who won. What fun we had. We even danced to some great tunes from the late 70's and early 80's. Then Geo Sutter called and we went on this delightful afternoon adventure across town then an early dinner. It was awesome! We ate at a place called Davidson's. Thank you Geo! Then home to relax. What a fun filled day with friends. Even in lack of sleep and in pain God blessed me with a beautiful day and wonderful friends to enjoy it with. Best part I didn't have to cook today or eat alone. Thank you Lord for for the simple pleasures in life. Blessings

June 12~ Okay! Time to rise and shine as I look out to the liquid sunshine as I seek the great big yellow ball of light and warmth. Today I was blessed to see my goddaughter Jennifer Perrin and her family today. I had breakfast and adventures with them today. Took them down the scenic highway to Vista House, then onto Multnomah Falls. Turned out to be a sunshine day under misty blue skies. What a lovely adventure it was. Thank you for fitting me into your vacation plans. Really enjoyed showing you my playground and seeing you. Then home in time for my afternoon appointment. Thankful to be able to make it today. Realizing how much I truly have learned and grown over the past months. Thankful to realize that as a woman we are gifts to be honored and treasured. We are unique individuals who have so many special gifts and talents to offer. We give all of our heart in all that we do. We are a rainbow of beauty that shines brightly. Thank you Lord for all YOU have placed inside of me so I can gently pour out my love to all those around me. Filling me with your perfect love daily to pour out to those I love. That I am someone to be valued and loved. Yes! Lord today was a gift of love from you and has filled me to over flowing.The lessons in each one you have placed around me to fill my heart to over flowing. The lessons and keys to break chains that hold me hostage into the future that awaits me as I take each step forward into my life that awaits me in this journey of life. Thank you! Blessings

June 13~ Sleep seems to elude me these days. Thankful that I can stretch and just rest. Time to rise and shine for a full morning of beauty. Heading off to Oregon City for a shampoo set, and a perm. My wonderful drive on the river road. Fighting to stay awake. NO! One cannot fall asleep behind the wheel of a car. Stay awake and alert. You can do this Beth! Both turned out great! The smiles from the perm priceless. Heading home I stopped in Gresham for lunch at Uggly's taco bar. Yummy! Then home were I promptly fall asleep! Naps those oh so wonderful little afternoon delights that energize you. Funny when we are little we fight to not take them; then as an adults we beg to have one. Grateful for my nap today. So to the ladies I was suppose to get a hold of today; I'm so sorry! I crashed and burned, my apologies. Edie Ricker Cowell, and Wendi Chapdelaine what a delight to talk to you both today. Both bringing me smiles of friendship and love. Thank you so much Lord for this day of rest to re energize before tomorrow's day of beauty. So happy to just prop my feet up and nap. Yes Lord thank you for these days that you place us near still waters to rest in you. So you can replenish us in You. Blessings

June 14~ No! I just fell asleep and it's time to rise and shine for another day of possibilities filled with beauty and smiles. Four amazing ladies at the salon today; only one canceled. So thankful for each one. Slow day but it is a good thing as pain levels are high. Loved each smile that left the shop today. Rene said she is super pleased with my work, and Shirley says my hands create miracles with hair. Thank you. Home to re-group for afternoon activities. Meet up with the delightful, beautiful and amazing Christina Lee. Loved seeing you. Love my leggings and top. So very soft! I know they will hug my body nicely. Thank you Geo Sutter for having me over for dinner. How very yummy and filling. It was a lovely evening thank you. Surprise today on Face Book my baby girl Racheal Perry has reinstated her page after many years. Love that I now can keep up with all three if my amazing and talented daughters; Webber Heather, and Amber Webber. Love these girls with all my heart. Today I'm grateful for social media and being able to stay in touch with those I love and care about. The phone call from my brother, who just called to check in on me. Thank you! Seems it came at just the right time. Just when I'm wiping my tears, his voice come across the phone and lifts my spirit's. Yes Lord you know exactly what we need and when we need it. In my loneliness you send friends to share my day and life with. You know how much I love my daughter's and grandchildren and you make it possible to stay in touch daily with all the new technology and social media. Then you have family or friends reach out in perfect timing when I'm feeling lost and needing to hear a voice that brings joy and happiness in the mist of my loneliness. You have a perfect solution and gift for each situation I'm in. Thank you Lord for your provisions even when I don't even know I need them. Blessings

June 15~ Waking to liquid sunshine, and Fall like weather. What happened to Summer? Awww......its coffee time! And I get to share it with the delightful and beautiful Katherine Fischer Huston, before I head off to work. Marge arrives for her perm. A quiet morning at the salon. Marge's perm turned out beautiful. Heading home to clean up and start my towels. Then off to meet up with Edie Ricker Cowell, and Rebecca Cutler-White, along with Katherine for lunch. It was so awesome to see these amazing ladies and spend the afternoon with them. I have missed them very much. So glad to see you ALL and catch up. I look forward to seeing you again Edie before you head in other directions and activities. Rebecca we need to get together more often. I feel so blessed to have spent time with you ladies today. A little treasure hunting at the second hand store. We all found a treasure and a bargain with our Senior discount. Then off to my late afternoon appointment. A surprise invite for a glass of wine and pizza. Thank You! Home to pick up Katherine and another adventure out. Chatter, laughter, and walk or is that a dance in the rain. Jump in puddles, and remember what it's like to be a kid again. Soaked from head to toes; drenched rat, or Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly in "Singing In The Rain". No it's Katherine and Beth being silly and having fun stepping out of the box creating adventures and memories. So much fun! Thank you Lord for blessing me with amazing friends that accept me and love me right where I am. For turning a grey stormy sky into sunlit smiles and laughter. Thank you so much Lord for the treasures I have been gifted with in my friendships. So thankful for the diamonds in my life that are covered in the beauty of love and friendship along with sisterhood. Thank you for the glistening water drops of love that lite my dance steps today as I played in the rain. Blessings

June 16~ Oh how sweet to sleep in! Sad that I cannot find the yellow fire ball of sunshine. So willing to pay hostage fees. Lounged around the house until mid afternoon. So relaxing, read and just kicked back drinking coffee. Then it was well past time to run errands. Katherine Fischer Hustonand I got our errands in. Then caught up withRebecca Sherrett! Thank you for the blessing. It will help me out so much. It was great to see you. Then meet up with Geo Sutter for dinner. Oh I ate so much they could've rolled me out the door. What a great time we had. But wait the fun and adventures aren't over yet. Meet up with Mary McCormick Loomis. You never know what kind of trouble we can get into. So off to Duke's we go! We were laughing so hard the servers wanted to join our party. People watching can be so interesting and fun! Then these crazy ladies have me drive home. Shaking my head! Hate night driving. Thank you Lord for watching out over us and getting us home safely. Today I'm thankful for sleeping in, late day starts, friends that their homes are always open and welcoming. Crazy laughter and fun that brings belly laughs from deep down in your soul. Finding the crazy happy in everyday living with those you share life with. Even under gloomy dark clouds there is sunshine to be found. Thank you Lord. Blessings

June 17~ Waking to overcast skies. Hoping for breaks of sunshine. Saturday morning coffee and some morning chats. Leisurely start to the day. A walk to the post box and back. Longing for blue skies and a yellow ball of fire. More lounging around day dreaming and wishing. Time to go celebrate three beautiful talented young ladies, two graduated high school and one college. Congratulations on your achievement's ladies. Thank you Cindy Forsythe Rieder, and Cathi Forsythe, for inviting me. Had a lovely time. Time for one more adventure before Katherine Fischer Huston leaves to head back home over the mountain. Gelato it is! So yummy! Always time for a treat. Thank you Katherine for all the fun little adventures and activities crammed into the last two days. Back to the silence in my space in the world. Thank you Lord for stretching and expanding our time so we could cram alot of things in a small amount of time. Thankful for the finances provided for these unexpected activities and the provision to meet all of the needs that I have. Thankful that everyday I am given another chance to write on a clean slate another page on my journey. Filling my page with the bouquet of a bountiful harvest of friendship and love, while living life to the fullest even on the simplest of days. Thank you Lord for gift of life and the daily provisions of your grace, mercy, and love. Blessings

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Blessings ~ Counting It All Joy (Week One)


Happiness In The Sun!

Summer Fun At the Beach

June 1~ Summer here we come! Good morning to my favorite time of year Summertime! So glad to see you once again. Time for me to do my happy dance! Today Aunt Sally Mazza is making us homemade enchiladas, salsa, spanish rice, yummy in the tummy! Thank you ever so much. Eating dinner over at my daughter Racheal's house. Going to sit under the new covered patio, that the guys have been working so hard on today. Great jobAnthony DeSouzaNick Perry, David, and Nick. It looks great! It has been a quiet day. Just doing daily chores, house cleaning, laundry, cooking, just routine living life over at daughter Webber Heatherhouse. Love my family time. Thank you Lord for the blessings of routine and family. Blessings

June 2~ Friday morning sunshine! Up to a houseful of little people on their first day of Summer vacation. heads off to babysitting and the two younger ones take off with big brother. Listen.....what is that sound I hear.....QUIET! What a wonderful sound that is! How I miss you quiet! Though will miss the loud noise when gone. A double edge sword it is. Both blessings representing a house full of love on polar opposite ends. Getting ready to head back home. An attempt at mowing yard today. At least I got some sun. Laundry done and re organization of the luggage. Thank you Aunt Sally Mazza for all you have done for Webber Heather and the kids. Jodi Lynn Donahoe-Renison, thank you for coming over for bbq this evening. Aunt Sally out did herself once again. The house is on over load with kids! Love each one of you so very much. Thank you Anthony DeSouza and the rest of the kids for foot bath this evening. What a surprise blessings. A&W Root beer float! Yummy! Thank you Nick, Nick Perry, and Kyah for coming by tonight. Time with family is a precious gift. Lord I thank you for this day. For holding my tongue, giving me your grace to deal with things out of my control, wisdom to help me through, and prayers to sustain me. Yes Lord you are my glue. Thank you. Blessings

June 3~ Sleep .... what is That? Now that it's time to get want to sleep! Silly girl! Good morning! Last full day with the kiddos and my children. Before the day started the car got another bath. So much pitch and dirt. Meet up with Nick, Nick Perry, David, and Anthony DeSouza for breakfast. Thank you Nick for breakfast. Off to airport, then back to Webber Heather to start getting ready for the rest of the day. Fall asleep and missed out on awards for the girls. Must of needed it. Time to head to Racheal's for Nick's celebration. What a lovely evening and turn out to celebrate my handsome grandson. Today has been filled with lots of laughter, family, lobe, stories of days gone by, celebrating accomplishments and bright future's. Yes the world is their oyster and the pearl is before them. Grateful to be able to impart wisdom, love, time, and stories. Thank you Lord for youth. The ones with the world before them and those of us in every chapter of life that brings a song and dance and insight of wisdom that have paved the path ahead of us. Thank you for placing those around us that walk through live with us. Time to close this page and open a new one. Thank you for making this day memorable. Blessings

June 4~ Waking to my last day with my girls and grandchildren. Thank you Lord for the precious time I have had with each one of them. Finish packing and load the car. Two morning haircuts on the two youngest granddaughters. Made for some happy girls, before heading off to church with Webber Heather and the kids. Then pizza lunch with Racheal, Nick, and the grand kids, before Aunt Sally Mazza and I head North towards home. Later start than planned, but grateful for every minute with my girls and their families. I love you all so very much. Beautiful drive home with lots of stops for stretching. Made great timing. Olive Pit to get my olives. Oh I see mountains! Oh how I've missed you. Thank you Lord for the amazing ten days you blessed me with; with my beautiful daughter's and grandchildren. For the safety of my travels as Sally and I head back to Oregon. Thank you for all the provisions as we vacation. Each memory made a new treasure to place in my treasure chest near my heart to be held tightly in my heart never to be lost. Today's blessings full of love as we head towards home wrapped in prayers. Thankful for the journey and the doors opened for each new page of my life daily. Blessings

June 5~ No! I'm not a race track! Okay I'll get up! I know you wanted to play. Thank you Cloe for waking me. You made an excellent alarm. Thank you Sally Mazza for being my travel companion this past ten days and letting me stay the night. You have truly blessed me and the family more than words could ever express to you. Hit the road earlier than planned. But love the sunshine and the prospect of getting home a bit earlier than planned. Putting the pedal to the metal. Focus and vision is home. No Beth it isn't nap time while your driving. Stay awake and alert. Push through you can do this! coffee in the forest! Keep pressing through; you got this! Stop to see Katherine Fischer Huston and pick up some water. Thank you! So nice to see you. Back on that road to home. Road weary I am! But I can do this with Christ who strengthens me. Okay not much further, I see Mt. Hood! HOME! 300 MILES TO FRONT DOOR! Thank you Lord for watching over me and getting me home safely. Home in time to make afternoon appointment. Glad I made it even though I wanted to sleep. Why yes Geo SutterI'd love to come by and say hello and have dinner. Then a quick trip to Happy Valley to pick up my package. Glad they had It! Feeling really blessed. Now home to unpack! Get back to my daily routines in my daily life until the next adventure. It has been a very amazing ten days. So happy to have been able to go celebrate my grandson and see all the grandchildren and daughter's. I love you all to the moon and back. Blessings

June 6~ Waking up in my own bed! Pure luxury especially when you sleep in past 9:30. Loved just being all cozy in my bed. A wonderful good morning text which brought big smiles. I really like those morning text! A call from Wendi Chapdelaine. Thank you enjoyed visiting and just catching up on life. So glad we have reconnected, don't want to loss you ever again. Then an afternoon with the ladies; AmyJune McClure, and Sheri. What a great time we had. Lunch in Troutdale with lots of laughter and just having fun. Thank you both for coming this way. What a great day in the sun it was. Home to see that my favorite extra parking area is no longer. Looks as though it has sold. New neighbors...I'm off to a bad start taking up their parking. Not good! Sitting in the quiet of my home; after looking for old phones because I need a certain one to help out David as his is broken. The one I have is just like his. Still looking for one more...of course it's the one I need and cannot find. Thank you Lord for your perfect day of peace and therapy wrapped in friendships, laughter, sunshine, and the magic of adventures that are right NOW! Right were we are with those you have gifted us with. Each moment a beautiful treasured gift waiting for us to fully enjoy and capture with our whole heart and soul. When we do it is a treasured memory and gift that will keep giving us smiles of happiness and joy for a lifetime. Thank you for these moments. Truly am thankful for each moment of this day. Blessings

June 7~ Early morning rise! It's time to get back to routines. It's Wednesday smiles of beauty at the salon. Time for me get myself motivated. Coffee, prayers, and time to run out the door to see my amazing ladies and bring them beauty and smiles for the week. Thank you Lord that I'm still able to do this job I love. Fourteen ladies in the books today. Twelve showed up bringing me smiles. Who knew I would be so missed. Turned into a long day at the salon. Came home to prop my legs up. A surprise call from Geo Sutter. She had a long day too. Early dinner out. Much better than eating alone or trying to cook when ones to tired. Thank you Geo for coming by and picking me up. Home relaxing! Thankful for my ladies that brighten my work day. For friends that call and say let's not eat alone. Thank you Lord for holding me up today. Helping me to see the beauty of the evening as it comes to a close. Yes! In my routine and loneliness there is a magical dance that awaits me. It's my future. I love you Lord for you hold me in your hand as I learn this new dance step so I don't slip and fall. And if I do you are there to catch me in this dance called life. Blessings

June 8~ Rise and shine Beth...its time to get ready for another day of smiles of beauty. Coffee and prayers and time to head to the salon. Liquid sunshine from heaven with breaks of radiant sun beams breaking through the clouds bringing God's grace and blessings. Afternoon naps that bring renewed energy. An evening out that brings joy and happiness to my heart. Phone calls of love with prayers to cover those we love. Friends that answer the call for help. Yes Lord you surround me daily with your mercy and grace. Each moment a gift to honor and treasure. Thank you for your hand that clears the path and leads the way. Making this journey easy when we follow your leading. So grateful for all the provisions along the path ahead of me daily. Blessings

June 9~ It's rainy Friday! Time to get this house in order....or at least start on it. Yea a semi hot shower today! Happy me! Okay where to start....laundry, toss papers, run dishwasher, put items in shed. So much to do! Looking better. Time to run some errands. Geo Sutter and I go shoe shopping. Yea! She got her shoes. I found some cute ones too! A late lunch at Pie Vs. Pie in Gresham. Very yummy! Thank you Geo. I had a great time shopping and chatting the afternoon away. A phone call to grandson number one Anthony DeSouza before he flies back to base. You are in my heart and prayers always. May the Lord watch over you and continue to hold you in the very palm of His hand; as you continue to serve our country my grandson. I love you so very much. Thank you for your service Anthony. Just wish I didn't have to go home to an empty lonely home. Especially after being with a house full of love and kiddos; even as overwhelming as it was at times. I miss those voices of laughter, yelling, and love. The emptiness of the longer days are so hard. To find the positive and joy of thankfulness in these longer days isn't always easy. Today the silence is piercing. I found hope in that I can hear your voice more clearly Lord. That in these times of emptiness and silence is were I can find my voice again. The person you created me to be. The dance that gains strength each day as you lead and guide me to that place were I find my voice again into Victory! Thank you for this day and the many blessings you have provided for me. Blessings

June 10~ Restless night! Grateful for the sleep I did get. Sweet! Good morning texts! Loved how my morning started. Phone call from the beautifulCrystal N Koch. So uplifting and encouraging with prayers wrapped around our conversations. I love you and miss you tons. Thank you always for your love support and prayers of love that help and encourage me. Help me to move forward and endure the next chapter and page in this dance of life so I can sing once again. Then Melissa Simmonsand her dad arrive. So extremely grateful and thankful for the help with the water heater today. Enjoyed the visit and awesome conversation as well. Feeling very blessed. Then it's time to get on my knees and scrub these floors and get down to some deep cleaning. Front bathroom done. All the floors cleaned. Then went out to do some weed eating between rain showers. Yea! Looking a bit better. Long ways to go. Glad to get some done. A hot shower! How sweet and wonderful is that! I think that's my happiest gift today! Thank you Lord for sending help and making it reasonable. Thank you for the encouragement and prayers today. Now I sit again in the loneliness of this house. Be still and know I'm God! I hear you say. Be still my soul be still! I don't know all you have for me.....but I know you love me and carry me in the palm of your hand and meet all of my needs. Thank you for your provisions Lord daily. As I search for that new song in my heart and the dance that brings me joy and happiness. Blessings