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I had a moment.

Burlington has a small, ordinary looking restaurant by the park. It’s one of those places that you can drive by for years and never go in but, the parking lot is always full at breakfast. 

I went in. 

Yep, it’s simple, old and full of people … older people … HA! makes you wonder what I was doing in there, right?
No? My gray streaks let me fit right in?  

Sigh. Yep, guess so. 

As I waited I was greeted by my friend. In she came, like a rush of sunlight. Bright, happy, warm and engaging. 

Her name is Nanette.  Continue reading

Family Core Values

They say hindsight is 20/20, I think it’s true.

I was asked about the principle of defined family core values.

A defined set of core values will be like a road map of success to transform a family, give the family a picture of what they are aiming for. 

We can see a families core value chart by how they relate to each other, relate to the world, to God Himself and to circumstances. We all act our of what we have decided is important. Continue reading

Happy at Home 

 

Home  is the foundation upon which great civilizations are built. It is the sacred dwelling where souls are forged, humans have great value, children are cherished and marriage is regarded as holy.

Home  is the place where moral excellence is modeled, learned, practiced, upheld, and honored daily; where innocence is allowed to grow; where holiness is prized; and where cynicism is kept at bay.  Continue reading

Welcome Spring

I wasn’t ready to weed, edge and rake but spring is a charmer. The beautiful little flowers are popping up, the birds are singing their spring song, the sky is bright with blue skies and white puffy clouds. I am lulled into acceptance.  It’s time for me to throw off my covers and go out and meet spring.
I will plant some bulbs, bask in the sun and get some free vitamin D. It’s a happy season.

The Wedding

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On November 19th at 4:15 PM Benjamin watched his beautiful bride- to- be walking towards him. As he was watching her, I was watching him. My little guy, that little charmer that holds my heart was now all grown up.
He looked so handsome. He is tall, slim and stylish. His curly black hair is thick and soft, he has man whiskers that help me remember that he is no longer my little boy but a grown up man. As she walked closer and closer his eyes were soft and moist.
That tender heart of his has been captured by the love of his life.
Finally, together at the altar, I knew they would be together forever, he didn’t take his eyes off of her.
She is his sweetheart and I am confident he will love her with his whole heart. Continue reading

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