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Category Archives: Motherhood

Releasing Your Children To The Lord

  The End of My Motherhood Career My youngest, Jeremy, kissed the top of my head and said, “Bye, Mom, I’m leaving.” He shut the front door and drove the U-Haul away to his newly-leased apartment. I was sick with a fever and never got out of bed to see him off. There was no…

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…

Centennial Farm

Centennial Farm is located at the Orange County Fairgrounds. It’s a great place to take your kids or grandkids to teach them a bit about farm life and agriculture. You can walk through the three acres and visit the animals – the piglets are a favorite of our grandchildren. They also grow various fruits and…

New Mexico Sunsets

From the rising of the sun to its going down, The Lord’s name is to be praised. Psalm 113:3 Ron and I recently had the chance to visit our son and his family in New Mexico. We were enchanted with the beautiful sunsets. We took advantage of the stunning backdrop to photograph us, along with…

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

Ruiz Family Christmas 2011

Tonya Ruiz


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