Into the valley and back again: Strange and special thoughts

Have you ever had the feeling that loved ones in heaven were looking down on and watching over you?  It’s a strange feeling, and although I don’t know what I really think about it, it was something I experienced during my recent hospitalization. While in the hospital, I thought I “saw” in my mind’s eye…

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Mattie Stepanek

For some reason lately I am particularly drawn to the life and writings of poet, peace advocate, and motivational speaker Mattie Stepanek.  Mattie lived only 13 short years but was described by U.S. President Jimmy Carter as “the most extraordinary person whom I have ever known”. Born in 1990, Mattie suffered from  dysautonomic mitochondrial myopathy, a…

Sunset at Rocky Face and Mattie Stepanek

Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second. Mattie Stepanek (1990-2004)   (Eleventh in a series of photos of sunset at Rocky Face, Georgia)