Category Archives: hope

I know It’s Hard To Believe

I originally was going to write a post about something entirely different. But this morning I thought I would share about my project today. I am finishing a Bible study on Job. Ronnie and I have not yet left to … Continue reading

Posted in becki duckworth, Child Abuse, Depression, gift of love, Give without expectations, hardened Hearts, hope, Spiritual quest | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Packing Up Our Life And Moving Forward

Ronnie and I have both been so busy these last couple months. We are very close to leaving our home. Finally once and for all, off of Applegate Drive. For those of you that don’t know, we have lived on … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, friendships, gift of love, Healing and Recovery, hope, leaving the past behind, new beginnings, Traumatic Experiences, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Moving Day

Ok, so you have heard this before. Since 2004 Ronnie and I have tried to get the heck out of Dodge. Now we have a date and a plan. In so many ways Oregon has been a blessing but at … Continue reading

Posted in drug addiction, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, friendships, happiness, hope, leaving the past behind, Life's Blessings and Joys, new adventures, PTSD, sunshine, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

My Selfishness

The universe lost an amazing man this weekend and the heaven’s gained an angel. I am blessed to have been in his presence and shared many laughs. My heart grieves out of selfishness that I yearn for more treasured moments … Continue reading

Posted in Death, death of a loved one, friends, friendships, hope, spiritual energy, Traumatic Experiences | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

To Forgive is to Set a Prisoner Free

Sometimes a cold slap in the face from a loving friend is exactly the healing balm a soul needs. It’s not unlike pouring alcohol on a lethal wound: you know that painful sting will save you in the end. I … Continue reading

Posted in Child Abuse, daughters, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, hope, Life's Blessings and Joys, mental illiness, Toxic Relationships, Traumatic Experiences, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Summer Update At The Duckworth’s

I have not blogged in weeks. I am just getting back in the saddle for real this time. Our backyard is looking much better. I love the lights the canopy and the pagoda. Many thanks to Rick and Jeremy for … Continue reading

Posted in beaten by mother, Child Abuse, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, family bliss, friendships, gift of love, happiness, Healing and Recovery, hope, Life's Blessings and Joys, Mental Health, new adventures, PTSD, surprise callers, therapy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Dealing With…Having Never Dealt With It

I am finally on the mend. It’s been a long two weeks recovering from being sick and having sutures. Pneumonia really took a toll on me, and I was without any energy or motivation. With every negative there is always … Continue reading

Posted in beaten by mother, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Dysfunctional Family Relationships, Family Secrets, hope, Traumatic Experiences, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 25 Comments

$18,000 Of Kindness

Not too many people have $18,000 to give as a gift to a stranger. One very gracious shoe giant’s wife, right here in little ole’ Aloha, Oregon, gave $18,000 to my friend to save her business. This kind act of … Continue reading

Posted in gift of love, hope, small business owners | 9 Comments