Wednesday, July 30, 2008


One of my favorite people stopped by my house today. His name is Keith Hardy. He is also one of my heroes. You see, he took the time to give my boys a special day at the fire house a year or two ago. They still talk about that. They both follow him around like he hung the moon whenever he's around.

When Keith stopped by, he told me of a story of two heroes in Macon that were buddies of his. They risked their lives the other day to save two little boys. The outcome wasn't what they would've wanted, but they were heroes still the same. You can read the full story here. The thing about it, though, is that they do that sort of thing every day, they work long hours, they don't get much recognition, and they sure don't get enough pay for what they do.
They love what they do, and they're proud of what they do. I'm proud to know Keith and other firefighters like him.
So, the next time you see one of these fellas, tell them thank you for the job they do. It just might be your baby that they're risking their lives to save one day.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Divided Heart

I've had a hard time recovering from cousins week.

not because i'm tired

but because i miss them so much

and others

it's hard sometimes

when God has called your heart to a place
that is so far from
those you love
and all that you've known

for so long.

most of the time

my heart is so here
but at times

(especially summer and Christmas)
my heart is so divided.

reminded of all that i love



my sis and i are like best friends

blessed, i know.
so i miss her

a little snippet of time together
makes me realize how much...
then, in my heart, i go there
and i spend way too much time

reminiscing of my sweet friends that are still there too.

but, if i think about going back,

i can't fathom it right now

because i know in the depths of my heart

He has planted us here.

my heart is here

so blessed, so full

yet divided.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Cousins Week

They're finally here! My sister and her kids got here Friday night from Texas and we are so excited about Cousins Week!

Here are a couple of pics from the airport...

We leave today to go to St. Simons for a few days...we're so excited!

Thursday, July 3, 2008


As many of you know, last Friday my purse was stolen from West Macon ballpark. If this has ever happened to you, you know what a hassle it is...driver's license, keys, credit cards, checking account...all have to be replaced. They had already charged $550 on my card before we even got home from the ballpark. I was so angry! I mean, I will give you anything, but don't steal it from me! I really wasn't worried about the credit card stuff once we got all that squared away, but just the hassle of replacing keys, pics, license, etc. was not something I wanted to spend my time doing.

Then, last night, my friend Lucy called me and said, "did you lose your wallet?" I told her the story, then she told me that she had gotten a phone call on her cell from a man who had my wallet. I was so thankful! I called him, his name is Arthur and he works at a waste management company. Yes, he had my wallet with my license and my keys! He said he saw them in the garbage and thought that someone would definitely be missing them. So, he looked through what was left in my wallet and found a 478 number, and it was Lucy!

When I walked in the restaurant where I was to meet him, I just hugged him, and it was so nice to meet him! He restored my faith in humanity, and challenged me in the way I live each day. It would have been easy for him to leave the wallet in the garbage and continue in his business, but he took the time to dig it out, look for a number and contact me.

We come from quite different worlds, and I don't know any other way that we would have met, but I'm glad we did because I think I'm a better person for having met him. It was a great teaching moment with the kids last night as we reviewed the story of the Good Samaritan and thanked Jesus for Arthur and prayed for God to bless him.

The next time I have the opportunity to go out of my way for someone, you better believe I will. Thanks Arthur for reminding me what we are to be about on this earth!