Dear Carlyle

Dear Carlyle, How are you today? Your Dad told me that you are now able to visit my blog and see what I am writing about and look at the pictures. That is so nice to know! You are growing up, and since you read so well, you can know what I am saying about…

The importance of family

Much of my life I have lived far from some members of our family.  As a kid either living in the east or west most of our family lived in Ontario. We took the train or drove for visits but my folks were quite creative in how they communicated with our family. I remember the…

The cost of parenthood

Who knew that when we welcomed Jason and then Philip into our home as newborns what the journey would look like. Apart from the good Lord, we certainly had no idea. From diaper rash, cut lips, bruised legs, hurt feelings and the occasional rash of anger or upset, there have been lots of challenges. Once…