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Don’t ignore the little things in life

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Wow- time just flies by. I just realized it has been a year since anything has happened on this page. What can I say, I have been busy -  but a good busy I must say. I am promising myself to keep this site updated more often, so I might have more random things to say. With me and our family, everyday is different.

My last post was about my mom. I don’t want to write only when I think of her, because everything I write would and could be about her. It’s not hard to have something to say about her. It’s really hard to believe that it’s been 2 years already. Why does it still feel like yesterday?  I will miss her more for everyday that I don’t see her. I see, read or hear things that remind me of her daily. Maybe it’s supposed to be like that.

Just the other day, my oldest daughter called me and says “Mom, what’s that recipe for the cobbler that ma always make?” What’s funny is that I had to call my mom every time I needed the same recipe. I had to look up the recipe and make sure I gave her the right information. I even have to ask Jack sometimes. Maybe I don’t want to remember. It was one of my excuses to always call my mom. I can only imagine how my mom felt every time I called and asked for this recipe, the same joy that I had when my daughter called.  It’s the little things that keep the memory alive. I know my mom loves me just as I loved her.

Just remember, the little things are just as precious as the big things we do in life. Don’t let them slip away.

The simple things we take for granted…

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
Janette Hall

My Mommy

A year has gone by and I am still somewhat in denial about what happened this day, one year ago. Since then I have kept busy, I try not to think about that devastating day that changed my life forever. The day my Mommy went to heaven.

A lot of good things have happened in the last year, I got married to Jack, Nicole graduated from High school and started college, Jack and I took the girls to Maine and so many other good things … but still, I miss my Mommy. She has left a void that can never be filled, but has been showered with love from my family and friends. (more…)

The Healing Process

Monday, August 31st, 2009

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here. Let’s just say, it’s been very hectic these last few months. So many things have happened and I’m now ready to get a little more caught up and share some things with you all.


As most already know, my mother passed away on May 5th. It’s been very hard for me since her passing, more than I could have ever imagined. I had the most amazing relationship with my mom, I just didn’t realize how amazing until she left this world. I hope to have and cherish the same kind of relationship with my own daughters someday.

I’m told healing is a process. But, does one really heal completely? I am not sure yet, but I write this about my Mom and me, hoping that it helps me heal. That I find comfort by sharing her last few weeks on this earth with you. (more…)

My (soon to be) in-laws coming to town

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

jack-and-sherry-and-familyMy future in-laws are coming to town next month (I love saying that!), and we can’t wait for them to get here. Last time they were in Texas was back in June 2007.  When they came, they met up with Jack’s daughters, Alyssa and Caitlin in Dallas and they all arrived together. It was a great visit . Too much time has passed and we are ready for to see them again. Unfortunately, only Jack’s parents are coming this time. We hope that Alyssa and Caitlin will be able to come and visit with us this summer.  At least it won’t be so hot in March – good deck building weather (hint, hint).