October 12, 2018 KimHarms

In the past year both my parents and my in-laws have celebrated 50 years of marriage. (Today is my folks 50th.)  That’s a whole century of commitment. Corey and I are blessed and our boys are blessed by the legacy that these four people are leaving us. I’m sure I could easily come up with 100 things I’ve learned from both my parents and Corey’s if I sat at this keyboard long enough. But for the sake of brevity, I’ll stop myself at 10. Work hard.   My dad is the hardest worker I know. For years and years and…

October 4, 2018 KimHarms

  When mom learned that Anne Graham Lotz was diagnosed with breast cancer, she found an address and sent her a set of pillows, not even positive they would get to her. Not long after, she received this hand-written thank you in the mail. How sweet is that? Don’t know Anne Graham Lotz? She’s the daughter of Reverend Billy Graham and you can read some of her breast cancer story on her website annegrahamlotz.org Mom and her friends have sent pillows to women in 40 states and have supplied pillows and/or seatbelt covers to medical clinics in 5 states. When…

September 12, 2018 KimHarms 1Comment

Sometimes when I walk through hard things, I have a picture in my mind of what I’m learning and how I’m growing. Sometimes I can even see a path clear through to the end. Other times I feel stuck and the picture moving forward is fuzzy. At those times, it’s often difficult to arrange the thoughts floating through my head. I felt that way between tumor detection and cancer diagnosis, but I’ve felt that way other times in my life too. When something changes that’s beyond my control. When it still feels like everything should be as it always was,…

August 28, 2018 KimHarms 8Comment

Life is  hitting me pretty hard these days, so I’ve kind of been MIA. But today I need to share one quick little story from my family’s backpacking trip this summer. And I’m going to break my own rule of NEVER posting a first draft. (I’ll probably regret it tomorrow.) I’m giving you an unedited version of what my brain is telling my fingers, because that is about all I can handle right now. Around mile 13 of our marathon 14.5 mile day on the Superior Hiking Trail, after hiking for more than 10 hours in sweltering heat, my poor…

August 10, 2018 KimHarms

A few weeks ago, my family spent some time in Haiti. Above is a photo of mom and me with our sewing students and a photo of my guys working construction. I returned home to a bunch of pillow requests, and unless something slipped through the cracks, I think I’ve gotten them all taken care of. This coming week I’ll be on a backpacking adventure, so once again I will be unable to respond to pillow requests. I will get caught back up after August 17th. Feel free to fill out the request form, just know that the response time…