Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.”  ~Ann Frank

I have a new home, but I am losing my job. I have a wonderful family, but wonder what will happen next. There are so many unknowns in life. Everyday I wonder what will greet me in the day. Life has been a roller coaster of amazing times lately. Today was the first time I manged to gather all the kids together at the same time. A bbq in the new place, even though they will be here for Thanksgiving. And for once the timing came together. Nanny, Lloyd, Ladybug and Butterball; MacDougal and Funsize; Bear and Fishboy, and even Sparkles altogether in one place at one time. Laughter and love, fun and games. Sparkles and Lloyd had to leave early though, to go to work. As they went to leave, Funsize and MacDougal asked if they could wait a moment…..

I am going to be a grandma again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so blessed and amazed. I know it will be wonderful and beautiful and amazing. I just know it will be, whatever it is. I feel Collin’s presense so strongly, I know he has had a hand in things.


Produce Of The Dusk


Not Quite Wordless ~ This Place Takes All My Time


  1. I’m so sorry your losing your job. This economy has got to turn around soon. Do you have any options or prospects open for you yet.

    Congratulations on becoming a Grandmother again. I know your looking forward to it.

    I’m very happy for you that you were able to get everyone together. These days, that seems to be hard to accomplish sometimes.

    Keep your chin up, and think positive.

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  2. How amazing!!! Congrats to you all!

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  3. Wonderful news, Grandma!
    It eclipses all the other stuff – doesn’t it 🙂

  4. pam

    I’m so sorry about your job… but congrats on being made a grandma again! What a blessing! {Hugs}

  5. Oh Vix, I am so happy for ALL of you. Sending prayers your way.

  6. *HUGS* Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

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  7. Isn’t life like that…Joy in the midst of sorrow. I’m so happy for you and your kids. I also pray you find another job soon…

  8. oh, congratulations!!! What wonderful news 🙂 I know you’re thrilled!

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  9. This is SO AWESOME! Congrats!

  10. Oh that’s soooooo exciting!!!! WhooooHooooo!! Congratulations!! Also, congrats on being in your new house!!

    ….bummer about the job. Maybe this’ll give you an opportunity to find soemthing closer to home 🙂

  11. I am so happy about the baby news!!!! Congrats!

    Sorry about your job. Hopefully you will be able to find something else quickly. Fingers crossed for you!

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  12. Everything happens for a reason Vixen! Something better will come along and see what joy you’ve already had in that new home of yours?! Congratulations!!

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  13. I love that quote, and the new layout! 🙂

    I’m so happy for you–I’m tearing up!

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  14. Told ya so……snicker. Congrats and I’ll keep ya’ll in my prayers. 😀

  15. How wonderful! All the best to you all.

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  16. Congratulations! You must be sooo excited 😀

    Best of luck with your job hunt in the coming weeks… Have a great day!

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  17. I am truly blessed to now be able to say I know such an amazing person, and I can now see I am not alone in my questions, my thoughts. You are truly blessed, congratulations on the new little addition, and I will keep you in my prayers with the Job

    have a perfectly peaceful day friend

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  18. Happy. Thankful. And sending prayers your way!

    Great Reader

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  19. Vixen, I am so lucky to know you and your family. Blessings and love to you all. Sorry about the job, that is a total drag. Things have to get better soon.

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  20. Congrats on the new baby. We’re expecting another one (grandbaby) in March. How exciting!!! I pray that you find a job you love soon. You sound like a very nice person. Who knows, maybe your apron business will skyrocket. Wouldn’t that be nice. Using the internet – the world in your market.

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