If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day!

We are thankful for the fathers in our lives!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Flag Day 2020

Today is flag day! May she forever wave!

On this day in 1777, the stars and stripes were adopted by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress.  Over a hundred years later , in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed this date as Flag Day.

We are grateful to the Nolensville High School Band for placing the flag at the end of our driveway for the day.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 2020

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


In the war-torn battlefields of Europe, the common red field poppy (Papaver rhoeas) was one of the first plants to reappear. Its seeds scattered in the wind and sat dormant in the ground, only germinating when the ground was disturbed—as it was by the very brutal fighting of World War 1.

John McCrae, a Canadian soldier and physician, witnessed the war first hand and was inspired to write the now-famous poem in 1915. He saw the poppies scattered throughout the battlefield surrounding his artillery position in Belgium.


We say thank you to those who paid the ultimate price. We will always remember the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes. We are deeply grateful. 

In remembering the fallen, we also honor their loved ones: spouses, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, friends. There really aren’t words to express our gratitude for their dedication, but we do live in gratitude each and every day for the precious gift that they have given to us - freedom.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

To my daughters...

Every now and again I will send an email to my daughters with links to inspirational messages or sale items or words of wisdom.  

I try to find things that will lift them up.  

I try to find things that will make them know how much I remember the stages of children that they are swimming through. 

I try to let them know how much I admire the job they are doing as mothers.  

I try to share ideas that will make their lives easier.  

I do my best to let them know how much I love them and am thankful that they are the mothers of my precious grandchildren.  I hope they have a very happy Mother's Day and feel loved and appreciated as a mother every single day!