when the calendar haunts …

bane beach


A bit like my granny, who could tell you a storm was coming by the arthritic pain in her knees, I always know when the  anniversary of a hard day has come, even when I’m strung out on busy, hands working too many tasks to name.


Today, the arthritic pains of grief ache fresh.


Searching the archives, I found the post we planted here about the very first anniversary, and though this will mark three years since Bane’s passing, I was surprised by how much every word still feels true … how we’re learning that grief, much like arthritis, stays with you.  There is no sprinting through it.  It ebbs and it flows, and it doesn’t heal – not completely – not in this life.


today, just as on the day i penned those words, i think of His sweet face, and I praise the God who gave us the gift of Bane – that same God whose healing touch we so desperately need in Bane’s absence.


Click over to READ IT HERE … and post encouragement to The Beasleys today?

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.