Welcome! My name is Barbara H. and I am in my mid 50s. My husband Jim and I have been married for 32 1/2 years. My boys are almost 28, 25, and 19 (we’re in the middle of “birthday season” when the odometer rolls over for several in our family). I have one beautiful daughter-in-law, married to my middle son. Only my youngest lives at home and he just finished high school. He’ll be attending a local community college in the fall and still living at home, so our nest won’t be quite empty yet. My mother-in-law lives in a nearby assisted living facility but we bring her over often and go visit her almost daily.
This is our last Christmas photo:
Oh, wait, no, here it is:
After spending most of our married lives in SC, the Lord moved us to TN almost two years ago. It’s been a time of changes and adjustments, but then, that’s life, isn’t it? But I think we’re settling in now.
My blog is a hodgepodge. I love to write about books I have read, my family, thoughts from the Bible, encouragement to younger women, and anything else that captures my attention. I love to laugh as well and I think I have a fair share of humor sprinkled throughout my blog.
Some of my posts that might be of particular interest to younger moms are:
Encouragement for mothers of young children.
Encouragement for homemakers.
A Quiet Spirit.
A mother’s nightly ritual– an original poem.
I Corinthians 13 for mothers.
Missing something? No, I don’t think so after all.
The ideal house.
Book Review: Raising Real Men.
Book Review: Boyhood and Beyond: Practical Wisdom for Becoming a Man.
The M.O.B. Society hosts asks us about our sons’ favorite games. In the past few years their favorites (or at least most often played with each other) are Settlers of Catan, Seafarers of Catan, Night of the Living Dead (I know, sounds horrible, and I wasn’t too sure about it at first, but it’s pretty fun), Galactic Emperor, Apples to Apples, Dutch Blitz (not to mention video games like Super Smash Brothers). When they were younger they played Candyland, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Memory, Payday, Guess Who, Battleship, and Spy Web.
I hope you enjoy your visit here, and I am looking forward to “meeting” you!