Special Occasions


The Miracle of the Stumps

Wedding: The Miracle of the Stumps

By Susan | January 7, 2020

For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty,
and shalt lift up thy face unto God.

— Job 22:26


Usually, when someone asks how your daughter’s outdoor wedding went and you laugh, it’s not a good sign. But in our case – hallelujah! We got such a load of blessings straight from heaven above, making everything go so well for Eden and Zack,…

Graduation: Cutting the Cheese

Graduation: Cutting the Cheese

By Susan | January 7, 2020

Now I beseech you, brethren,
by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that ye all speak the same thing,
and that there be no divisions among you;
but that ye be perfectly joined together
in the same mind and in the same judgment.

—    1 Corinthians 1:10


First Date: Bad Flowers

First Date: Bad Flowers

By Susan | January 7, 2020

Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.

—    1 Corinthians 13:7


This is the time of year that parents of pretty girls love. Teenage boys are rutting — not antlers, but football helmets. That can only mean one thing: the Homecoming Dance is near.


When the typical boy comes over to pick up your daughter,

Class Reunions -- Precious Eons

Class Reunions: Precious Eons

By Susan | January 7, 2020

Since thou wast precious in my sight,
thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee. . . .
Fear not: for I am with thee. . . .

— Isaiah 43:4-5


We have these friends. He’s a regular guy. She’s the biggest ”fem” I’ve ever known. By that, I mean that she’s into clothes and shopping and parties and giving hugs and decorating her house with cute things.

Anniversary Golden Oldies

Anniversary: Golden Oldies

By Susan | January 7, 2020

And over all these cirtues put on love,
which binds them all together in perfect unity.

— Colossians 3:14


We had a Fogie Love Fest here, a family dinner in honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of my husband’s parents.


The granddaughters cooked and served the gourmet meal: salmon bisque,