December View From My Window

This is it…My December view from the window….


I the flowers are lovely.  They make me smile, and what little snow we have left from our first and only snow of the season, I think, makes a nice background.

Suffering with the P.T.S.D. as I do, it really helps to have something fun to look at, while I’m inside doing so many things.

My goal is to one day, get out there and decorate around the entire fence… baby steps.

I spoke about the nativity that my friends gave us so long ago, and how I put it up every year, first, without the baby Jesus…so, I thought I would take a picture or two, so you could see the wonderful gift for yourself.


This is the picture of the Hand-Carved nativity…made from Olive Wood from the Holy Land!

The next picture needs a bit of a set-up…My youngest saw the nativity…as pictured above, and said…where is the night, and where are all the stars in the sky (he was not satisfied with the star at the top)?

Then he went to his room, came back with a dark blue ribbon he had saved, and some of the star tinsel from the small tree we had put in their room, he placed it carefully on top of the nativity….it has been there ever since…


You may notice an ornament on the side…well that was my middle childs contribution to the nativity…it opens and you can put things into it…he said it was a gift for the Baby Jesus…like the wise men gave…so we put it on the side where the wise men are.

Now you know the full story of the Nativity in our house….it is such a special way to remember friends, past years, the children when they were young, and a way to do good deeds for others…all the while celebrating this wonderful season of Christ’s birth.

Let me know some of your traditions for whatever season you celebrate…I would love to hear you!

Thanks again for Hearing.


Bea Heard


I believe I have had enough of a rest.  I did have to really push myself today, to get back into the swing of writing though.

It took one of my children coming in to say he had hurt his knee and that was enough to get me out of my cave and into the real world.  Funny how being a Mamma Bear works wonders on your mental state.  I, as  many of you, will do anything for your cubs.

This picture from and by Thomas Lefebvre

This picture from and by Thomas Lefebvre

So getting up, helping him, feeding him something, was just the right medicine today.

Baby steps they say….and I tend to agree, because, as this picture depicts….wpid-screenshot_2015-09-14-14-07-11_1.jpg they at this stage,  don’t take many steps…

You could say though that I am more like this Baby Slough who is taking a ride on Moms back…wpid-screenshot_2015-09-14-14-07-34_1.jpg

It seem I have a tendency to wait for a ride into life…just need to be pushed, as I have trouble pushing myself sometimes.

What I really want and Need is to be taking Adult steps… wpid-screenshot_2015-09-14-14-08-29_1.jpg  you would think I should be there at this point in my life…But… the setbacks that I have had are Great.  They have taken their toll on me.  So as many of you suffering after abuse well know…it is difficult to see the world the way you did before.  I know that I am not the only one who feels this, and I see others who have suffered the same, if not more, being much more productive than I am.

But I also have come to realize that we all handle things different, and we all have suffered Great setbacks, and we are all doing the best we can at this point.

I WANT TO DO MORE…Thus this blog, and pushing myself to do things that I would not normally do.   Yes, at times I need a push, a reminder, etc., but I want it bad enough to keep going.

I’m putting this quote as a reminder to myself, and maybe it will inspire others.  I found it on Pinterest, not sure who put it there, or I would give them credit.

From Pinterest...not sure who the author is.

From Pinterest…not sure who the author is.

Thanks also to for the ability to find more photos…the others were from them.  It is a Great site..where you can share photos, and use photos from others who join the site.

Everyone keep your heads up…keep fighting…keep believing, and we will all make it through together, and with the continued Grace of God!

So….with that….Enough of a rest….Lets get Back to Work!

Thanks for Hearing!


Bea Heard