December 15, 2018
Eastern Nazarene College
When this picture was taken, I didn't know that...
in 3 months, I would be dating the guy on the left
in 6 months, we would be planning a wedding
in 9 months, I would be visiting his family in Michigan
in 12 months, we would be walking down the aisle
Textbook | Math
December 14, 2018
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December 8, 2018
December 7, 2018
Saw - a full tank of gas when I got in the car which meant Jim had noticed the empty tank and then dropped by during school
Heard - encouraging words from an intern on the way to my car
Tasted - toast and milk for breakfast
Felt - sad about more waiting
Appreciated - being invited over to a friends' house tonight even though we couldn't go
Thought about - how wonderful (and fun) Mom and Dad are
Decided to - wait until tomorrow to decorate the tree and had a nap on the couch while Ethan played video games and Jim helped someone with the volleyball set up
December 6, 2018
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December 3, 2018
My cousin, Glenda, was home this week, and she learned something about our great grandmother while out shopping with my mom. I asked if I could share her story here.
During a recent visit to the Mission Thrift Store, I purchased a pencil case, handmade by a person with the last name “Horsman”. Later that day, my aunt, who was shopping with me, recognized a couple she knew in the parking lot of another store, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Horsman. This led to a conversation about the pencil case and its possible origin.
As they conversed, I shared that our great grandmother was Viola Horsman, wife of Noble Lutes. Mrs. Gordon Horsman, realized she knew her as “Mrs. Noble” and proceeded to share this beautiful story:
Mrs. Gordon Horsman’s father was the pastor of a local Baptist church. She remembers our great
grandmother and her sister, Hazel, always sitting in the last pew. As a young girl, Mrs. Horsman was very conscious of a “crooked” front tooth and didn’t like to show it. One Sunday morning, when she was leaving the sanctuary, which meant passing by the sisters, “Mrs. Noble" said to her, "You have the smile of an angel."
Mrs. Horsman then spoke these words, smiling unabashedly, "It’s amazing how a few words can change a person’s life."