Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Home once again!

Hello friends!

Hubby and I drove home yesterday through rain in the Columbia Gorge and sunshine closer to home.

As I was driving, I talked to my dear mother-in-law for almost an hour. Yes, I have a hands free device so both hands were on the wheel. :-) She was the one who first told me of the terror in Boston. Our daughter had a friend from Portland running, so of course we thought of her. Thankfully she is fine but our prayers go out for the families of the victims and all who were injured in this senseless attack.

A short post today, but it reinforces the feelings of love I hold in my heart for my little family.

I love these pictures of Piper with my hubby, her devoted servant, Grandpa. She loves her ducky jammies, they have ducks on the feet. Her daddy the pilot has named them Orville and Wilbur after the Wright brothers! She jabbers at them constantly. :-). In the other two photos she's all dressed for church with Grandpa and Daddy.

And now, I'm off to do some cleaning at the church and have lunch with my best friend who has been very neglected with all of my travels recently. I'm still trying to decide whether Chloe and I should go to the lake for the night tonight, just to run the furnace. It's supposed to get down to 25F and we're a little concerned about the plumbing freezing. Hubby is teaching a class tonight so it would just be me and my faithful cohort, Chloe.

I've been trying to catch up on a few blogs this morning and I am reading in quite a lot of them that they are not posting today in respect for the families that lost loved ones yesterday. I understand that and I almost did the same thing. Maybe I'm in the wrong here in continuing my post, but I decided that I wasn't going to let the cowards that planted those bombs stop in me in sharing my love for life, my family and my friends. They want us all to cower in fear of them and I refuse. My GOD is bigger than any of them and I will turn to Him for comfort and peace in these days of unending evil and violence. The Bible predicted times like this would come and I am afraid we're just seeing the beginning. Many people have lost all love and respect for each other. I, however, will continue the Good Fight. I will continue to try and show my love and care for every person I come in contact with and share the good news of Jesus Christ to all that I can.

Have a wonderful day and I'll try to be back in a day or two with some crafty news and pictures.



  1. Oh goodness.. that photo of Piper's huge smile with those 2 little teeth is sooOOOoo cute!! It was good to see you two times lately! Hope to see you again soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Betsy~
    Your Piper is just SO precious and such a cutie! LOVE the photos:)
    Happy to hear you are home safely and that your daughter's friend is safe.
    Have a blessed day.

  3. Aww! What a sweet, sweet little girl!


  4. Piper's pictures remind me of the declaration, "The joy of the Lord is my strength!"

    Hope you get to spend lots of time enjoying the lake!


  5. She is a precious bundle of joy!!
    xo Kris

  6. Amen Betsy, I couldn't have said it better myself!

  7. Well said Betsy.
    It has been such a sad week and I feel so much for the families involved but we know there are more good people in the world than bad and we take comfort from that and in the love we feel and share.
    Carol xx