Friday, April 13, 2012
This morning, I'll go pick up a bouquet of crazy daisies to put by "the tree."
I woke up earlier this morning than I usually do. Wished I could have gone back to sleep, but the memories from nine years ago are too fresh. Why don't they fade, just a little? Nine years. But it seems like yesterday.
Well, not really. Today, I can think about what I'm thinking about, and change it. Back then, I couldn't change my thoughts. I was living them.
Life is a "new normal" now. That happens after a while. It can take longer than you thought. Life never goes back to "normal." Normal thoughts today might have included seeing Duane and another daughter-in-law and more grandchildren than we have. Instead, that thought I just had brings to mind Kenny Chesney's song, "Who You'd Be Today."
OK. That's enough. No profound thoughts or lessons today - except the one that I just made. I can change what I'm thinking about. Guess I'll go make coffee. And, Duane, I'll look and listen for signs of your presence today. After all, remember that conversation we had right outside the window where I'm sitting? Heaven isn't that far away. I wonder what that sunset last night looked like from your perspective. And I wonder what you're doing today. Maybe you'll be smiling at my crazy daisies. Or (just thought of another song, "Fields of Grace" by Big Daddy Weave) maybe you'll be dancing with Father God in a whole field of them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1aRrpt3JYw Cool! Now I'm dancin' too!
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.
Colossians 3:2, New Living Translation
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Today is Mike's birthday and it's also Michelle's birthday.
Michelle posted this picture of the two of them on Facebook.
I said, "Oh, my! That's the best Elvis-look photo
of Mike that I've seen!"
"Sorry. Not Elvis. That's Duane with dark hair."
What do YOU think?
I think maybe both!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Duane David DuBois
Born January 22, 1983
DUANE IS ONE YEAR OLD! - MIDLAND, TX
BIRTHDAY #2 - MIDLAND, TX
WHAT A HAPPY BOY!
BACK IN PENNSYLVANIA FOR #3
5TH BIRTHDAY - WITH VICTORIA & DIANA JOYCE,
SCOTT LEWIS AND TEDDY WALLINGFORD
HERE'S DUANE ON HIS 6TH BIRTHDAY
AND THIS IS NUMBER 8
9 YEARS OLD - PARTY AT FUN & GAMES
GI JOE & SOMETHIN' ELSE FUN!
EVERYTHING WAS FUN FOR DUANE!
THIS IS #10 - WITH FRIENDS, FUN & GAMES AGAIN
11 YEARS OLD
FOCUSING ON THOSE CANDLES
OTHERWISE, HE'D BE MAKING A SILLY FACE!
#12 - WHAT A CREW!
BACK TO FUN & GAMES FOR THE 13TH BIRTHDAY
QUITE A HAT, HUH?
LET'S SEE - THE OTHER GUYS ARE MARK,
CURTIS, BILLY, SCOTT AND JONATHAN.
#15 - CAKE AT HOME
LOOK AT THAT SWEET FACE!
SWEET 16 (DO BOYS SAY SWEET 16? PROBABLY NOT)
THIS WAS THE HOME PARTY;
MUST BE THINKING LOFTY THOUGHTS.
THERE WAS ALSO A CELEBRATION AT RED LOBSTER,
WHICH I WROTE ABOUT IN ANOTHER POST
BIRTHDAY #17 WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS
DUANE IS 18!
19 - SILLY BROTHERS!
NEVER A DULL MOMENT WHEN THE THREE WERE TOGETHER!
AT RED LOBSTER FOR BIRTHDAY #20
JANUARY 22, 2003
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.