when you’re the big sister …

  you know things.   you know things about babies and  how they should act.  you remind the babies of these things.   you know things about parents and how you can get them to fudge on silly rules about bedtimes and treats and the like.   you learn fast how to use these things to...

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welcome

  at long last, tears of joy.   a tiny new one whose name was chosen because it means “my joy is found.” welcome to the world:   Bayo Shalom Drake Beasley born June 22, 2011 at 12:32 am 8 pounds, 6 ounces of pure muscle 20 inches loved   a sweet baby boy, wrinkled and sleepy,...

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more to love

photo credit here   it’s a catch phrase we use – with a wink and a smile – when we’ve put on a couple of pounds.  pair it with an elbow bounced against husband’s ribs and a playful swing of the hips and you get the picture.   but what if those pounds aren’t just the chocolate croissant...

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celebrating her …

“I only deepen the wound of a hurting world when I neglect to give thanks.” Ann Voskamp from One Thousand Gifts   she is joy personified.   she welcomes, breathless with excitement, each new moment of the day.   she  feasts on kisses, is free with her hugs.     she is  so...

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a secret admirer …

photo credit here cemeteries aren’t for  smiling. crying?  absolutely. sniffling?  sure. tearing out of hair and gnashing of teeth?   I can imagine. but not smiling.  except for  this one day … night, actually. I was, clichéd but true, “in the neighborhood,” attending visitation at a funeral home...

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2021 Banebow 5K Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

Montgomery Bell State Park:1020 Jackson Hill Road Burns, TN

Online registration for this event will close October 13, 2021.

*To receive a race t-shirt, participants MUST register online prior to September 28, 2021*

We are looking for sponsors for our 5K – business or personal. If you are interested in sponsoring this special event, please email us at banebow5k@gmail.com. Deadline to sponsor our 2021 5K is September 21, 2021.