Thoughts, Hope, and Much Love to You

The music I chose for Linda’s memorial video reflects what she loved and the faith she believed in.   It is the music that she sang with friends and family, and then her boys picked it up which eventually led to the creation of their own Southern Gospel group, “Music City.”  Even though I don’t…

In Honor of Linda Mae Hagel Foerderer

Linda Mae Foerderer left us October 7, 2015.  She was surrounded by loved ones when she breathed her last breath. We will miss you dearly, Linda–thank you for being you. Be of love a little more careful than of anything. ~e.e. cummings

Linda Mae (translated into Portuguese means “beautiful mother”)

My mother-in-law Linda is not doing well.  We took the girls out of school last Tuesday, so we could travel to Minnesota and spend time with her at the hospital.  We drove home Friday afternoon, while the rest of the family (Andrew’s two older brothers, their wives, and his dad) took her home with hospice care in…

Mayo & the State Fair

We have been to Mayo and back, and now we are home with our girls to enjoy the long Labor Day weekend.  Sam is putting in her last 7 hours at HyVee this morning which concludes her career in the grocery business, and Andrew and Makaela are picking up some paneer to make our favorite…

School days, MRI’s, and Goodbyes

Snap from school–Sam is playing the part of “The Fiddler” in “Fiddler on the Roof” & Makaela is part of the tech crew Being that it’s the very last day of August, and I have not yet posted this month, it seems I best take advantage of it so as to keep our monthly posting…

Loving this Loving, Lovely summer

                                        Baby Jack, born 6-17-15 to my brother Nick and sister-in-law Andrea  🙂 This summer we have been blessed to have been visited by dear friends we met in India.  In May, Leigh and her son…

Trial Run as Empty-Nesters

A SnapChat Picture sent to us from their Strings Camp ❤ We are living the life of “empty nesters” this week.  It’s quiet.   I miss the girls’ chattering selves, the violin practicing, the singing, and the updates of what’s happening on “Grey’s Anatomy” with the hospital noises in the back ground.  They have an obsession…

Too sick to post…

I seem to have contracted some sort of flu-like bug, so I have been sitting a lot which drives me crazy,  but have been productive with my on-line shopping which probably will drive Andrew crazy.   I am not up to posting, but just read Alix’s new post and thought I’d share the link here….

Ugh and true love…

My life from the start has not been boring, usual, or humdrum.  It has been one fast-paced, crazy adventure after another due to factors within my control and many without.  Today, I learned that I have early onset artherosclerosis.  Ugh.  Although the plaque build up in my carotid artery is fairly minimal with a slim…

Emerson and an Update

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin…