A Lesson From the Mighty Acorn


As I was photographing the ice formations along the water courses on our property the other day, Ben called my attention to several acorns that had fallen into the ditches. It seems they took root there.

As I gazed down at these little storehouses of food that become one of the mightiest of trees, I was inspired by their steadfastness. This little acorn endured a flood of a tremendous amount of water coursing over it….and yet, it remained firmly planted. There was no wavering, no becoming uprooted, and no moving along further downstream.  Oh, to be like that little acorn!

Although I am reluctant to make resolutions at this time of the year as I cannot stand going back on my word, I think I shall remember that little acorn. And when the storms of life come, (and we all know they shall) I do believe I will resolve to endure just like that tiny little acorn!

The New Toys!

For the past two years, Mark and I have pondered, mulled, and just outright dreamed about buying another ATV. (or two)

Because of disability, we are able to gain access to state lands that others can enjoy by foot. There are special areas designated for disabled people, and they can ride an ATV and be accompanied by a companion on another ATV. Now we will be able to ride on these trails and Mark and I are both excited about this!

Yesterday afternoon, we went here….


We picked up this new blue Honda Rancher for me!


And while we were at it, we got a pretty good deal for picking up two ATV’s. The small red one is in the hopes that the kids will catch the “fever” as well. Michelle is planning to attend training courses with me on how to ride, so I think she is pretty excited, too!


Late this afternoon, Mark and I drove up onto the back of our property. For the first time since we have lived here (15 years) I was able to see the lights of the ski mountain back there. I never ventured there previously because the terrain is kind of steep and there are ruts that are easy to trip on if one cannot see them!

I am so very excited!