Jonnies Comments & Stories

May. 9, 2022
"da momma", asked "how many showed up today, jonnie dee"? Thirty two, I said to mom. Less than how many would show up for a funeral, but more than who would show up for a Sunday visit.
I sat, smiled and looked around. Is it morbid of me to say that it's better to visit the living and fellowship with one another than after the loved one is departed?
Forgive me for saying, but I just can't help to put this in perspective.
I think that this group of 32 were enriched by her humor, witt, stories and joyful attitude.
On a more serious note, I ask for prayers for "da momma" and especially for tomorrow. I won't share her personal life, because I'm still respectful and scared of her after all these years, but she could use a prayer ot two.
I also thank those who have helped and visited over the last several days.
What a wonderful blessing it was for me to witness this, for in doing so it has touched my heart. #touchsomeoneshearttoday
Be well, my friends and family, be grateful and reminder the gift of random kindness, much love, jonnie dee
Mar. 21, 2022
I'm just thinking about my family today...
I need to slow down a minute and see them in my minds eye, send them a prayer and a hug...
Times flies so fast and busyness engulfs us...
The little ones grow when we just blink our eyes...
Life, devices, TV, jobs, world events and responsibilities can sometimes make us forget and steal our time...
I have but a few pictures here of my lovely family...
There are just about 100 family members just on "da momma's" side of my immediate family...
I miss you all and I wish you well...
My parents started this so many years ago when mom captured my dad's heart at the age of 10...
Look what you started mom, a beautiful family...
We love you Deanna Drake Miller
May. 26, 2021
She called me "doll face."
 Michelle, I thought of you today as I photographed and picked this cherished wild rose. I find her as beautiful, and more so, than the fancy cultivated roses.  Her petals opened and exposed, vulnerable, she shares her goodness with the pollinators. They don't have to struggle, for she openly shares her goodness. 
My friend, this is how I see you. Beautiful, sharing, caring, loving and exposing yourself and your heart to all.
I will miss your quick wit and sass, and especially how you always called me "doll face."  Your generous heart and love of life and love for people will be greatly missed. Sorry for you to leave us so soon. I shall pray for your son. He is young yet, but I can only hope that your imprint of love will carry him through his life. Should he forget, there are plenty of us who loved you who will share stories to keep you alive in his heart. Yes, he will miss you. 
The rose is said to heal the heart and the ache of sadness.Today I am harvesting her goodness. My tea and smoothie had a generous handful of heart shaped petals. May the rose heal my heart and remind me of how your simple beauty, both in your heart and soul was much more than simple; it was amazing.
Till we meet again, my friend, much love, jonnie dee
Sep. 2, 2018

Be Heard
• Making a post with my son painting graffiti on a graffiti wall. It's a bit of a deviation but my typical herbal voice. But it's still a repeating message that I often say.

•We matter and be heard in whatever manner that you use to express. I thought it would be a cool poster.

Be well, jonnie dee #tsht

Apr. 29, 2018

My grandson has brought a smile to my face, 2 days in a row, with his offering of a fist filled bouquet of dandelions. 

Isn't our Maker wonderful? He made it so that our produce is fresh, constantly restocking. Nature never fails to amaze me. Most will see weeds. Not me, I see the forgotten ancient gifts that offer food, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, medicine, beauty products, decorations, potpourri, salves, syrups, vinegars, salts, scrubs, flower arrangements and smiles.

Be well and touch someone's heart today, jonnie dee#tsht