An Invitation to the Table – A Thanksgiving Message

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

In my parents’ house, this week was always super special.  My mom, similar to many women of her generation, was an amateur chef.  Her regular menu included smothered pork chops, meatloaf, fried chicken, and numerous casseroles.  She looked forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas — the best investment of her culinary talents.  She would do her… Continue Reading An Invitation to the Table – A Thanksgiving Message

Blue Christmas

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

I know that Christmas is only 10 days away.  I am as excited about the holiday now as I was when I was a child. Over the years the traditional Crawford Christmas has changed as our family dynamics have been redefined.  Gift cards have replaced toys, video games, and clothes.  Texts and phone calls, Face… Continue Reading Blue Christmas

For Celeste

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

Monday, December 21st would have been my eldest sister’s 78th birthday.  She was called home to be with our Lord on January 27th.  Because our birthdays are very close to each other, we made a commitment to call each other around Thanksgiving and share birthday wishes.  I will miss her voice and hearing her say… Continue Reading For Celeste

The Least

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

My son, Terrance, is now 27 years old.  I missed the first three years of his life because he is adopted.  When I considered adoption, there were numerous paths to pursue.  There were private adoptions mediated by attorneys or agencies created for this purpose.  Most of the children available through this avenue are infants.  Because… Continue Reading The Least

Legacy

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

I am the youngest of four girls.  My parent’s marriage was the second for both of them.  My father was a widower when he remarried.  My mother had my two oldest sisters with her first husband.  Growing up, they would recall what it was like to be children and young adults at a pivotal time… Continue Reading Legacy

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