InstaFriday – 9/13/13

It’s Friday! I’m excited to share my week in pictures via Jeannett’s InstaFriday link-up at Life Rearranged. I’m thedestinymanifest on instagram, if you’d like to follow me. I’m excited that I finally feel like blogging again… it’s been too long since my desire to write matched up with my ability to sit and write without […]

Knitting To Stay Sane

I’m having a rough week, so I’ve been doing a lot of knitting to stay sane. Knitting is my “go to” project when I’m struggling, and it hasn’t failed me yet. Focusing on the details gives me something to think about that doesn’t hurt or make me sad, and many times, finishing a project gives […]

The Hungry Earth – A Poem by David

We spent yesterday evening at a new park near the airport, where the sky is more open than I’ve seen since we left Texas. It inspired both David and I to write. Today, I share David’s eloquent poetry. Tomorrow, I will share mine. The Hungry Earth My watery eyes gaze transfixed upon the ocean of […]

In His Words – A Eulogy for Clara Edith Webb

My husband David wrote this beautiful eulogy and read it at Clara’s memorial service. He asked me to share it for Clara’s birthday. The saddest and proudest moments of my life are one and the same. I became a father for the first time on a rainy afternoon in July. All the hope and joy […]

A Father’s Day Letter To My Grieving Husband

Happy Father’s Day to you, my love. Thank you for being a wonderful and caring dad to our tweens. You would have been the most amazing daddy to our baby girl. In the short time that we knew her, the sound of your voice made her the happiest. She loved you very much, you know. You are […]

Launching Scouting Into The 21st Century

Last year, my husband David was asked to design a new Boy Scout patch and logo for North Carolina’s Cherokee Scout Reservation Summer Camp 2013 program. The slogan that they chose is “Launching Scouting Into The 21st Century” – very appropriate, I think, considering the recent vote to allow gay youth to participate in Boy […]

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