Sending Prayers

Through all of my blog writing and reading there are some things that catch your attention and the story of Joey & Rory caught my attention with the blog that Rory has been writing over the years as a document of their lives.

Today I am sending prayers to Joey & Rory and their sweet Indiana because Joey is in the battle of her life.
Please visit Rory's blog and send your prayers to this family...

This is a song that was done three years ago by Joey & Rory and it touched my heart.....may Joey be granted peace knowing that her legacy will live on in the hearts of so very many....

"When I'm Gone" - JOEY+RORY music video (from their album His & Hers) from Hickory Films on Vimeo.

Sending Peace,
Sending Love,
Sending Kindness,

Remember that Memories last Forever ♥


So Missed and So VERY Loved

Today is the day that we lost Di November 15, 2009.

I may not be posting as frequently as I did in the past with live getting in the way but with excuses aside, Di is never far from my thoughts.

I've found that is "ok" to move along the winding road alone but it takes bravery and determination and I have to admit that at times I feel lost and alone and weary.
Bravery is a BIG word, it takes a lot to say that word and even more to LIVE that word everyday.
Di was brave, she lived bravely, she loved bravely, she worshiped bravely and she echoed bravery to all that surrounded her.  Di planted her roots firmly and she lived with convictions even along her tough road in the fight of her life against the cancer that invaded her body.

Over the years since we lost Di things have changed and there are so many more people that I have recognized that are fighting the fight of their life, just as Di did.  Such an insidious disease that takes our people, our kin, our loves and literally our breath away.

If I could just have 'one more' moment with Di...that has been my feelings since we lost her.  I found this songwriter who wrote from the passions of his heart and soul about 'One More' when he himself was diagnosed with cancer and his songwriting abilities were poised to not just write a song but instead to write the song he was living in the moment.  No made up stories, no false pretenses, just pure, raw emotion while in the fight for his life.  Passion is what fuels each and every one of our lives and when there is a bump in the road, take the lead and let your voice be heard such as he did.

Tim Johnson "One More" from Hickory Films on Vimeo.
Prayers today for Tim Johnson's family

I'd like just one more, please....

Missing you Di,


Saturday Memories

I’d give anything to hear your laugh again and to sip a cup of strong coffee with you
I despise fighting this world without you and I despise that you are not here to make things better for me
Quite selfish of me, I know but none of us deserved this outcome
The outcome of without you is not an outcome at all but rather a journey I have to continue on without my pal...

I remember when we took the infamous printing class and spent more time in idle chatter than actually doing type-press but we both loved it and the outcome was in a word...FAB 
We spent a lot of evenings in the studio working away until late in the night and for awhile I felt like I never wanted to see another type letter or have to put away another type letter....but alas you were always so positive, so confident, so overwhelmingly Di and you kept us pushing along even when the press did not want to work.  

When the ideas flowed, the coffee flowed and the time just disappeared.  I had a dream the other night that we were in the studio working and you were looking radiant and laughter filled the little cracks and crevices of the art room and it engulfed me in a huge hug.....it was FAB and I loved every moment of the dream moment and I was sad when I awoke and it was Friday, your birthday.....was that one of those nondescript signs you sent me? 

BTW I'm still waiting for you to pinch me really hard ..... what you told me you would do one day from heaven

Enjoying the Joy
Tooling Through the Past,


...Birthday GIRL Di

TODAY is Di's Birthday.....no I have not forgotten and never will.
Posts have been almost non existent since last year.....funny how life gets in the way while you're trying to do good work.
I've been wearing my bracelet all week and thinking about the last time that I read that poem aloud just for Di.  Weighs heavy on my soul and in my heart and between the broken heartstrings.

I pondered about this posting for weeks trying to think of photos where I have them, which ones they are and if I had a particular photo.  Frustration set in when I realized that I really do not have as many pics of Di and I thought I did....

So, here is a favorite pic....one with that fabulous smile.

Happy birthday My Girl...My Di
Still miss you after all these years


The people we meet form the foundation of our lives that when built upon allow us to bloom and blossom in ways that we never would have anticipated.