#metoo

Keep it real Wednesday July 1, 2020 #Metoo As many of you may know, like many of the elderly, Rosemary suffers from poor eyesight and hearing. These barriers will often cause people to feel isolated, so I try diligently to update her often with current events. Lately, the current events have been mainly about the virus but recently I tried to …

1700 Miles

As we prepare to launch the Blessing Bike 2.0 (more information to follow), I have been reflecting on this incredible journey. As many of you may know, the Blessing Bike started as a 92nd birthday present for Rosemary.  The garage-built rag tag bike was spray painted Rosemary’s favorite color blue and complete with seats made with thrift store shower curtains …

Plant a seed

Keep it Real Wednesday June 17, 2020 Plant a seed This morning as I watched Rosemary eat breakfast, I giggled at her routine of saying “Good Morning” to her wee little plant.  Faithfully she waters it every morning with a few drops of water as she eats her oatmeal. Rosemary loves her little plant! Back in March, before we were …

Look Up

Keep it Real Wednesday June 10, 2020 Look up I sat at my keyboard yesterday staring at a blank screen wondering what to write about this week.  To be honest, like many people, I believe I have been struggling to find (and sustain) my joy with so much going on in the world. Then, THIS happened.  JOY called!  Literally!!!! A …

Abraham, Martin and John

Keep it Real WednesdayJune 3, 2020Abraham, Martin and John 52 years ago this song was released to help our country heal from racial divide. I was only 8 years old but remember it like yesterday Rosemary’s Heart is hurting like all of us. She asked that I share it this song with you today… 💙 No more lives lost 💙

Simpler Times

Keep it Real Wednesday May 27, 2020 Simpler times Last night Wade and I heard strange noises outside our home about 10:30 at night.  Wade decided to go investigate and then quickly ran back into the house giggling and asked me to join him outside on the front lawn. What we saw was the product of good old-fashioned teenager mischief.  …

Quality Time

Keep it Real Wednesday May 20, 2020 Quality Time This past weekend, Rosemary went to church for the first time in 9 weeks. In 93 years, Rosemary has never missed Sunday church services for such a huge stretch of time.  Even though she denied it and tried to be stoic like the rest of us, it appeared to be weighing on …

Goodnight, God Bless

Keep it Real Wednesday May 13, 2020 Goodnight, God Bless Ever since I was a little girl, my mother would always end the day with “Good night, God Bless”.  Well, it’s become “GoodnightGodBless” in one big word. I asked Rosemary when this phrase started for her. She said as a child her father said it to her every single night …

Happy Nurses Day

Keep it Real Wednesday May 6, 2020 Happy Nurses Day Nurses Day 2020 has taken on an entirely different meaning this year under the current global health crisis.    I would like to dedicate this post to nurse’s past, present and future.  I would especially like to highlight the nurses we have failed to recognize over the years, and to the …

Forgiveness

Keep it Real Wednesday April 29, 2020 Forgiveness The word forgiveness has been haunting me this past week, like a smudge on my glasses that I just can’t quite clean and it is always in my vision.  If we are honest, we all know our own Achilles heel, and mine is forgiveness, or perhaps, lack of forgiveness. Forgiveness is one …