Beginning another school year: Ben is in middle school

Originally posted on Believing for Ben:
Another school year began yesterday (on a Friday), and our miracle boy is now in a different school. Ben is now in grade six which, along with grades seven and eight, comprise what in my day was called junior high school but now is middle school. Ben with his…

Our miracle boy won his school’s top honor!

Originally posted on Believing for Ben:
Seven years after his first brain surgeries, grandson Ben has won his school’s top award. Last week, the day before school was out for the summer, Ben was named Mr. Westside in an awards ceremony in which he also received other recognitions. We are so very proud of him!…

Happy 11th birthday, Ben!

Originally posted on Believing for Ben:
Our miracle boy turned 11 last week and had an outdoor party last Saturday, attended by family, friends and neighbors. I was able to drive the two and a half hours to be there for the entire weekend, but taking photos took a back seat to enjoying the day.…

It’s baseball season

Originally posted on Believing for Ben:
If it’s Spring it must be baseball season. Baseball is just one of the sports Ben plays, and our hind catcher of five years ago now plays first base and also is becoming a good pitcher. I was able to see one of his games last week when I…

Facing Fears & Jumping Off Docks

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
While recently at the lake (see my previous post, “Lake Life”), my 10 year old son, and his cousin of the same age, decided to try jumping from the second story of the dock. Don’t worry, the dock was designed for this, with a special gate opening up at the…

Last on the Card March 2021

It’s time again for bushboys world‘s Last on the Card challenge. He asks us to post the last photo on our camera SD card and/or the last photo on our phone as of the last day of the month. No editing required, and no explanations necessary. From my Samsung Galaxy S9+ phone… Linked to bushboys…

Asking for prayers and healing thoughts

This post today is to ask for prayers for my grandson Ben who tested positive today for Covid. If you are a praying person, please offer up a prayer for Ben. Otherwise, please send some healing thoughts his way. My long-time readers are familiar with Ben. When he was 3 years old he was diagnosed…

It’s Fall Y’all!

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
Pull out your jackets and sweaters, light your fall scented candles, eat the extra Halloween candy, buy the pumpkin spice coffee creamer, put on your boots, and get ready for the Christmas ads to start. It’s that time of year! Here’s a collection of fall pics I’ve taken including scarecrows,…

Sharks & Sunsets

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
This summer has served up some new experiences for my family, and shark fishing just so happens to be one of them. On our last family trip to the Gulf Coast of Florida, my husband and son tried their luck at landing a shark. Our first night there, I had…

From the Mountains to the Sea!

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
After a fabulous weekend in the mountains, we returned home for less than 12 hours. We washed clothes, re-packed, and loaded the car again for our next adventure…Sun, sand, seafood, and shark fishing! We turned lemons into lemonade with a last minute family beach trip, before school was set to…