Family Journal Time, Creative Family Idea Box Day #7

I love journaling.  It is truly the heartbeat of everything I do creatively and has been my whole life.  Nearly every good idea I’ve ever had my whole life is scribbled down in a notebook somewhere. Today I’d like to introduce you to the idea of Family Journaling.  Gather around the table with some paper…

Grief is a River

Grief is a river that now runs through my life.  Sometimes it is slow and steady, passing gently over rocks of remembrance, pooling up in beautiful, idyllic scenes where the late afternoon sun brushes through the trees and paints the waters and the riverbank in bright splashes of quivering light.  The aching beauty of having…

On Childhood

Sometimes I wonder what my children will remember about their childhood. I look back on my own childhood as a glow–colored by bright black-eyed susans and zinnias of every color in my Daddy’s garden.  I’m the youngest of nine children, and almost all of my childhood memories are centered around my family and home.  My…