This is Josh’s high school graduation picture. Today he graduates from college.

Today is another big day in our family. Our second grandson, Josh, wll be graduating from Clemson Universiy in South Carolina. He will be entering the real world of business and advertising soon and eventually be ready for the next adventure. It’s always good to know your children and grandchildren are in a good place – not only on their journey to success, but also in their walk with God. We have been truly blessed by all three of our children and three grandchildren.

Josh was the second son born to our first daughter. They were far enough apart in age, for Josh to follow his big brother, Jordan around like a little puppy. Often he’d express his opinion, but end it with a, “Right, Jordan?” for his approval. His growing up years were spent in exploration and discovery – as most boys do. He spent time trying different athletic endeavors like tennis, soccor and track – deciding to follow his brother’s footsteps with cross country. His comedic energy was often incorporated into one of Grandma’s productions and he seemed to enjoy being on stage. He also enjoyed art and science. Grandpa would spend hours taking both boys on hikes and pointing out things in nature as well as teaching them how to transfer those images into a sketch book.

As grandparents it’s easy for us to see they have actually become caring adults, with important goals and dreams – to witness their growth in their faith as well as their scholastic knowlege. We like to think of them as offshoots of ourselves and hopefully we had a speck of influence on what they became.

Congratulations, Josh. You are ready to face the future with excitement, hope, knowlege and assurance that you are also a child of God. May He continue to bless every step you take. We love you,

Grandma & Grandpa



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. Roadtirement says:

    There is something very special about watching our grandkids grow and become successful young adults. Congrats to Josh.

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  2. K.L. Hale says:

    Congratulations, Josh! What a wonderful grandson! You are blessed my friend with such an amazing family. Congratulations to you, Grandma! Love and hugs!

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  3. oneta hayes says:

    Good looking young man, befitting the personality you have portrayed for us. May God accompany him throughout his life, particularly during the crucial years of important decisions made to last a lifetime. Glad he has chosen the first important one – to follow Christ. You are rightfully proud of him.

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  4. Congratulations, Josh! 🎉🎈

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