Category Archives: Motherhood

Sending Your Kid to College

I left my baby this week. Lest you think I’m a bad mother – my baby is nearly six feet tall, rides a unicycle, plays the guitar and often gets mistaken for Zac Efron (A teen pop star, in case you have to ask, like I did). Jeremy is the fourth and last of our…

Mommy, What Happens When We Die?

Answering big questions from our little ones doesn’t have to be traumatic. I always tried to answer my children’s questions about death in a simple, loving way. This is a story I wrote about my daughter, Ashley, who is now 33-years-old. Waking to a loud noise, I sleepily headed towards the light in the kitchen. Who…

Oh, Honey!

I found lots of healthy treasures at the farmers’ market that Zachary & Katie took me to. The peaches were juicy, sweet and beyond delicious. Zac was happy that Enchanted Bees had honeycomb for sale. My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste. Proverbs 24:13 The…

Love Never Goes Out Of Style

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  • Alan & Mary Patton - Thank you for your Christmas letter and photos of your growing family. Glad to hear your children and grand children are doing well and that you are enjoying grand parenting in your “golden” years. May God bless you all. Love, Alan & MaryReplyCancel

  • Amy & Jeff Ellsworth - Wow! Your family is truly blessed! Your grandchildren are beautiful, we are so happy that you are able to enjoy them so much. Merry Christmas to you all and God bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Linn - Hi Tonya:
    It was great to read the updates and see the pictures of your precious, ever-growing family.
    I was just thinking about you and Ron and wondered if you were sending your annual Christmas newsletter/greetings and here it is! Thank you – I always enjoy getting it.
    I pray you and Ron are doing well. Please give him our love.
    May your Christmas celebrations be glorious and may 2016 be filled to overflowing with the JOY of the Lord.
    With love and prayer,

Ruiz Family Christmas 2011

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  • Franklin E Hughes - I just watched Captians Courageous about a week ago, for maybe the 50th time. I’ve always been a Spencer Tracy fan. The first movie I ever attended as a little child was a Tracy film. Ron you are blessed with a wonderful family.ReplyCancel