Author Archives: Roslyn

Everyday miracles.

Wednesday night. It’s February 1st — 2/1/12 (cool number date!). Tomorrow is Lee Anne’s birthday — how in the world has it been 25 years since she was born? First point: birth is such an amazing miracle! A new life, … Continue reading

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Reflections, 2011

Saturday morning. December 31st: today it’s 73 degrees — truly gorgeous sunny weather. This is when it’s great to be in Texas! The oppressive heat and record-breaking drought of this past summer seem a distant memory. It’s New Year’s Eve. … Continue reading

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Having enough.

Monday morning. It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving — Cyber Monday, apparently. I am getting bombarded with e-mails alerting me to the fact that IF I will order items online, I can get all sorts of percentages off of the purchases … Continue reading

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Homecoming.

Thursday. I used to always associate home with where my parents lived, where my sister and I grew up. That was home. I recently looked up the definition of home: the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member … Continue reading

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Fighting battles.

Friday. To quote my son: “Cancer is an interesting thing. It takes you on a journey into the depths of who you are and really makes you look at what is important in life…” (a quote from his blog, survivingsarcoma.com). … Continue reading

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Travel mercies.

Saturday. It’s 9-10-11! Cool number date today! Such a fast week we’ve had this past week! It was one of those weeks that flew by way too quickly — I wished for it to stretch out as long as possible. … Continue reading

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Milestones.

Thursday night. As a little girl, I was afraid of the dark. I don’t think I made a big thing of it, but I remember needing to have a night-light turned on somewhere, or a closet light turned on with … Continue reading

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The weather.

Saturday night. Weather extremes: today Hurricane Irene has been wreaking havoc on the eastern coast of the US, but it is also just another way-above-100-degrees-day in Texas, where there has been NO rain to speak of in I-don’t-know-how-long! Not far … Continue reading

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Re-entry.

Saturday night. Jim and I have been back in Texas for 13 days now…. and it’s been very hot! We have witnessed the end of the consecutive-days-over-100-degrees which occurred on Thursday. If it had held up through today, I think … Continue reading

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Expiration dates.

Tuesday afternoon. It’s August 2nd, the day the government might have come to an end… or something like that. Well, it hasn’t and I don’t suppose it will. It’s rather exhausting to watch the seemingly very-important-folks in our nation’s capital … Continue reading

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A tribute.

Tuesday night. Tomorrow is July 20, a special day because it’s my mother’s birthday. Last year, I drove over to Atlanta from NC to spend the week with her. Besides enjoying a Rhodes Bakery birthday cake together on her special … Continue reading

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Regaining equilibrium.

Thursday. Wrightsville Beach, NC. (7/7/11 — a fun number date!) It’s a strange state of affairs when someone you love is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly, you find that you are being swept away from the path you were on, and … Continue reading

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Driving East.

Wednesday night. Whew — it’s been an absolutely crazy week! But, thanks be to God, we have in one week’s time gotten moved out of our NY apartment, flown to Atlanta (arriving at the condo at 1:30 am), plowed through … Continue reading

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Moving day.

Monday night. Today was “moving day.” We have moved so many times (let’s see, I think the magic number is eleven…), and as I see it, it’s rather like childbirth in that you forget the pain of it after a … Continue reading

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Leaving NY

Tuesday morning. Happy Birthday to Janie! She’s, well, she wouldn’t want me to say her age, but she’s two years older than me. Ha! Growing up, the subject always came up about her being born on 1) officially the first … Continue reading

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And we thank him….

Tuesday evening.  God is great.  God is good.  And we thank Him for our food.  By His hands, we are fed.  Thank you, Lord, for our daily bread. First things first…. Rob is safely ensconced back in Atlanta.  He has … Continue reading

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Out of here.

Thursday night.  And, here is the latest: The Dallas Mavericks won again tonight, which means that they have now won three of the past five games against the Miami Heat — so exciting!  Unfortunately, it’s not a five game series.  The next … Continue reading

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Along the way.

Friday.  I Thessalonians 5:11  Encourage one another and build each other up…. I found a devotional that I had cut out somewhere along the way over the past several months.  Here is an excerpt: We all need help along the … Continue reading

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The Mavs.

Tuesday night.  Sunny days in NY for the past several days!  Do wonders never cease? Tonight we are planning to watch the Mavs play in the NBA finals, and are excited to do so.  Seems we often plan our lives … Continue reading

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Up on the roof.

Saturday night.  We have had another busy week.  Rob met with Ryan twice, as they continue to work towards getting the socket to fit “just so.”  It’s not an easy task.  Rob’s leg has fluctuated in size, which is apparently … Continue reading

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