Observations and reflections on growing up with old church hymns. You can take some of the old religion out of this progressive but not the hymns.
Mary loved baseball but she was caught in a dilemma.
The loss of Susan Wesley brought sadness to our family. Mom felt her grief decades later but never lost her faith.
Never-ceasing love. Mom showed me what it means to love with passion and commitment.
10 Thornton kids and how they grew. Mary provides a model of love and some criticism.
Mary’s journey from daughter to wife, then mother then missionary. Well-traveled and willing to go where her husband wished. Her life was an adventure.
Growing up with Mary as a mother meant that music was central to my life. Our days as a family usually often began with her playing one or two hymns. She wasn’t much of a morning person. If she had her druthers she’d sleep until 9 or 10, I’m sure. Her favorite times of day were… Continue reading C: It’s All About Mary/ Counting My Blessings