Long Hollow

Blog URL:http://barbarashallue.typepad.com
Blog Tags:life, midlife, parenting, empty nest, friendship, country life, writing, photography

Where I write...capturing some of my thoughts, clearing my head, trying to make sense of what I see, think, and feel.



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What is Love?

on Feb 14, 2019 in: Blogging, Family

Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.~ W. Stanley Mooneyham American minister and speaker, 20th century One of my favorite Valentines from Tom one year ... our little pond shaped into a heart Years ago,...

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds” (James 1:2). A few months ago, in a process I can't really describe, Joy stepped up to be my word for 2019. When pulling out my Christmas decorations, seeing it written on so...

The sky put on a grand finale sunset outside my window as I started reflecting on this past year. However, it doesn't take a lot of reflection to know that 2018 will go down in history as one of my favorite years. It's the year I became a grandmother...

It didn't hit me until today, but I'm sure my mom must have been a bit nervous as the birth of my first child drew close. After all... I had been the baby of our family... and relished the role As a little girl, I preferred stuffed animals to baby do...

In gratitude to all of you who have served, or who continue to serve, here's my annual tribute about my own favorite veterans. All too often we take your service and sacrifices for granted. Thanks for serving anyway. "Lord, if your people need m...

... let's take a step back to October. I need to finish a post I started weeks ago, because October is one of my favorite months, for lots of reasons... Although we met in September, it was in October that we knew we were in love. Aren't we cute? Sig...

Is, then, September come so soon? Full time doth summer ne'er abide? While yet it seems but summer's noon, We're floating down the autumn tide. ~Eunice E. Comstock, The Atlantic Monthly, October 1873 Is it just me, or did Summer just set a new record...