Monday, August 11, 2014

A Return to Blogging...

Dear Blogger Friends...

I've had so many of you write and ask if I was ever going to return to blogging and so I thought today I would post an answer...  Thank you to those of you who've remembered me and prayed for my family over the past several months.  Your kindness has meant more than I can say.

My plans are to return to blogging in early Fall.  I want to update you on our kitchen remodel...(yeah...the one I we started about a decade ago)!  
Kidding...but it feels that way!.  

Quickly I will tell you that we all are fine.  I'm working at healing from the loss of my precious daddy while doing my best to celebrate his life instead of reliving his death.  It's been almost 6 months since he went to heaven and knowing where he is brings me a great deal of peace.  God is good.  Always.

I hope by the first part of September to slowly begin posting again...sooner if my plans go as I hope.  Much to share...if you are still interested.

Thank you again for giving me space and time to grieve.  I needed it.

Love to you...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Dear Friends...

This morning the last of my family members pulled out of Oklahoma and headed back towards their homes.  With my father's sudden decline and ultimate death the last three weeks have been a whirlwind of activity.  I'm personally sustained by the memories I hold dear and for the legacy of love and forgiveness that was so much a part of my dad's life.

Today would have been his 84th birthday.

I can't begin to thank you all for your kindness to my family.  The cards, letters, notes, food, flowers, visits and prayers reached beyond the pale.  I haven't had to cook a single meal since my father became ill because of the loving kindness of others.  In addition, with the unbelievable benevolent help from my son's employer we were able to feed my dad's entire extended family who traveled up to Oklahoma from Texas.  Catered meals poured in via McAlister's Deli and I'm beyond humbled by their generosity and goodness.  At one sitting I had over 30 people in my home and I didn't have to prepare a single thing.  Everything was provided...down to the utensils and straws.  They did this three separate times, each time being better than the last.

I'm learning a great deal about paying it forward as I continue to grieve the loss of my father.  I hope one day I will be afforded the chance to do unto others as was done unto me.

God has been so good.

I'm sure in the future months I'll share more about the long goodbye that took more than a decade to unfold.  Right now I'd like to share with you the incredible video tribute my son, Brandon Kent, prepared in honor of his grandfather.  It's full of lovely pictures, some we had never seen, and beautiful music.  I hope you love it.

Blessings to you today.  Your continued prayers for my Mother are so greatly appreciated.

Love to you...

Monday, February 24, 2014


Thank you all for your kindness to my family as we grieve the loss of our beloved father.  As I shared with you a few days ago, he passed away on February 20, 2014.

The Memorial Service for Rev. William Edgar Elliott will be this Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Lake Overholser Church of the Nazarene in Bethany, Oklahoma, at 10:30AM.  Flowers can be sent to the church and notes of condolence can be mailed to my home address:

c/o Nelson
1400 Briarwood Drive
Edmond, OK  73034

Thank you again for the outpouring of love and compassion.  It means so much to my family and I.  I hope someday to repay you.