Thursday, April 9, 2015


Time for this week's link up with Karen Beth for Tuesday @ Ten where we have a full week to write on the word prompt.

This week's word is:


This is one of the pages in my Art Journal -
no, I am NOT an artist!

Using templates and rulers,
a pencil
(with an eraser)...

I make drawings,
and doodles,
and Zentangles -
well, what I would call a Zentangle anyway!

Using colored pencils,
and markers,
and sometimes a highlighter,
I create pages of "art"...
my form of art!

The word for this week at Tuesday @ Ten is Connection.  On the day I created this tangle of hearts - this drawing of hearts connected to each other with the squiggly lines - I was thinking of all the ways we are connected:

My heart is connected to each of my three children's hearts; and the hearts of their "significant" others - their husbands and wife.  My heart has recently become dis-connected with my daughter-in-law due to her actions, and my confusion as to how I feel towards her...

Sometimes it just takes time to feel that connection - 

or a re-connection.

My heart is connected to each of my six grandchildren!  Yes, SIX!!  Although my heart is connected to these six ranging in ages from 8 months old to 17 years old, I have room for all of them.  I am not connecting one-sixth of my heart to each of them; I am connecting ALL of my heart to each of them!

Five of my Grandchildren
after Good Friday Service

My life is connected to so many others - 

in my home life; my church life; my hobby life; my whatever life!  

It is connected through family and heritage and our past, present and future!

It is connected through my church family and the love we have for our God whom we worship and serve each time we meet at His house, our church.

It is connected through my hobby - scrapbooking and card making - through the craft we each love and enjoy.  We share our talents and our "stuff"; and we learn from each other.

A New Year's Day Crop

It is connected through whatever and wherever my life's journey takes me...

And, it is connected through the words I share on my blog; whether a poem or two, or a prompted post - 

or, just the words I share about my journey with Dementia's Demands...

Each of us connect in ways beyond what I ever thought would happen when I began blogging!

Connecting through our blogs and posts; through Facebook and the Groups we each belong to -

We connect through the comments we leave each other, affirming what we have written...

and encouraging each other to continue writing and sharing our journey...


We connect.


  1. Love your post, great! Loved reading it and loved seeing 5 of your 6 grandchildren: aren't they all so healthy and beautiful?! I can only imagine how very much they love their Gran! [Sorry to hear about your daughter-in-law; hope things are feeling a little better now?]....Helen xxx

    1. Yes, these 5 grands are healthy - the one on the far right is a bit challenged with his motor skills but is coming along FINE!!! They do love me and I certainly do love them! I have not stopped loving my daughter-in-law - and not sure how much longer that title will stand. I think I am mostly disappointed in choices she made...

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Such an affirming ode to the power of connection :). Hoping that disconnects will be healed, and that you continue to enjoy such wonderful grandchildren!

    1. I will always enjoy my grandchildren, Alexa!! Connection is always good; and praying the disconnect(s) do heal. I don't think you can really "un-love" someone who has been in the family for almost 15 years - this being said by someone who was divorced after 8 years; but that didn't mean I stopped loving immediately - or even now to a small extent. Praying the connection is still there!

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  3. Your list of connections makes me feel happy. I especially like the part about your grandchildren, about not connecting one-sixth of your heart to each of them, but ALL of your heart to each of them.

    1. Thank you Romi! I do give each of them my ALL!! Appreciate your reading and commenting!

  4. Great post! We are connected in so many different ways. I have been so blessed by those I've connected with through social media etc. It truly is amazing!! Still praying for all of you because of your daughter-in-laws actions. We do indeed connect!!

    1. Yes, Tara! I have not had any communication from DIL since we heard the news from my son; but at least he is still in his (step) daughter's life, and she in ours! I know I should forgive - whoever has no sin cast the first stone... it is hard when I know she has hurt my son, my first-born - yet, we are forgiven by God who sent HIS first-born...oh, my Tara! I KNOW what I should do - love her still; yet, it's so hard...

      Appreciate your prayers...and your comment!

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    1. Thank you Susan, for reading and commenting! Some of these words are hard to write about and bring up so many things that - maybe should not be shared; yet, when those - like Tara above...offer up prayers; I know the words are bringing about the re-connection that is needed!


Thank you for stopping by to read my post today! I appreciate your reading and commenting - your comments are a welcome encouragement for me to continue one of my favorite things - writing!

You are special to me; and your words help in more ways than I can number...Thank you just isn't enough!