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Bonnie Gibson
Hendersonville, NC
A woman greatly loved by her creator.
Interests: Marriage, Working with Children, Boys & Girls Club, Adoption, Foster Care, Mental Illness, Reading, Gardening, CS Lewis, Henri Nouwen, Cursillo, God Calling
Recent Activity
Days 6 – 12 Where did this week go? I think it got washed away with all the rain we’ve had. Well I was looking forward to waking up to snow this morning! It’s amazing how all the weather stations predicted “heavy” snow and we got nothing. I am very... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Beloved
Day 5 Yesterday at the doctor’s office I was talking to a nurse about the 17 day diet and she said, “That’s what I need a 17 day diet”. So as I explained it to her she said, “So it’s really like 50 days.” She sounded disappointed, like I tricked... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Beloved
Day 2 started like day one, same breakfast, Wii, etc. The only difference was that I wasn’t out of the shower before the grandkids showed up. Tim jumped out of his sleep to let them in. They came in with tons of energy. From the bathroom I felt their energy!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Beloved
GET FIT Welcome to a New Year and new session of Get Fit! I am really excited about our new session. I have decided to blog about my journey this go round. One it will help keep me on track, accountable, and disciplined and two I hope it will help... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at Beloved
This morning we added two new grandchildren to the family. Heather and Kevin adopted the two children who they gratefully received into their home about 18 months ago. Of course we thought of them as ours as soon as they arrived. Heather was here with her 5 year old son... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at Beloved
I read a quote today, "We are what we do with our silence". Origen So of course I started thinking about what I do in my silence. I talk to God, a lot! So that is one thing. I read, I think about what I have done and what I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at Beloved
Summer has once again slipped away. It comes with great expectation and fades into a new school year and autumn. I haven't written in a couple of weeks because I function best in a routine. But I love the interruptions! My sister came and spent a week with me at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at Beloved
You are gaining such insight! Thanks for inspiring me with the shared wisdom.
This morning I moved Katie. I was wondering how many times I have moved her in the past 10 years. At least 10 times. Some places only lasted for an afternoon. She has been at Hester's Heart for a couple of years now. It was definitly the best place she... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2012 at Beloved
Katie was always amazing to me! She took life in stride, didn't get caught up in things or drama. I remember when a friend told her if she played with so and so that she wouldn't be her friend. It was in 3rd grade. Katie said she just kept playing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2012 at Beloved
I was the little mommy in the neighborhood. I was always carrying around a kid or cousin smaller than me. When I was around eleven when I started babysitting. Even now when I visit family and there is a baby around, they just go ahead and turn it over to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at Beloved
Just over eight years ago, Deana gave birth to her own daughter. I was blest to be in the room when this precious child came into the world. Tim and I are so grateful to have Deana, her husband Gilbert, and their two kids in our lives. I was also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2012 at Beloved
One time a woman at church that I hadn't seen her in awhile asked me what I had been doing since we were last together. I started talking about foster care and the kids that have come to stay with me. And that I had now adopted Deana. She had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at Beloved
This summer at the Boys & Girls Club our theme is Making Summer Count. That can mean many things, but our focus is on Math. We are playing math games, logic games, as well as the many programs we normally run. We are having our Summer Reading Contest for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Beloved
This week my sister e-mailed me that one of our Aunt's died. Apparently she didn't find out until awhile after the fact either. I started thinking about this Aunt, who was one of my father's older sisters, Edith. She has called me and wished me a happy birthday for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2012 at Beloved
Lisa did love Deana, as she did Brandon and Ian. But Lisa also had issues that she had never really dealt with. And as long as she used drugs, she didn’t have to. It could stay buried deep within, and only occasionally poke its head through her haze. I mentioned... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2012 at Beloved
Once when Deana went to see the counselor, she admitted that she had been cutting herself. The counselor asked Deana if she would tell her, or me, if she ever felt like doing it again. Deana agreed. I was at work when Deana called from school and said that she... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2012 at Beloved
Deana moved in when she was ten. During that next few years we had several kids come and stay with us. Some of them came for a weekend, some for a couple of weeks and some for a few months. Deana was a great help with the kids who were... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2012 at Beloved
Jesus Freak = a person who when everything in the world is telling you NO, all your senses are telling you NO, and the still small voice says, "yes, I am with you", and you get this peace that you can't explain and you go with the still small voice.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at Beloved
Lisa's Aunt died and left some money to the kids. Ian was old enough to get his share of the money, and spent part of it on his first vehicle, a jeep. Lisa used some of the money to buy a TV and video games for the younger kids. Ian... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at Beloved
Bonnie Gibson is now following Linda Curtis
May 19, 2012
Reality was hitting Lisa in the face. So maybe reality wasn't what she needed. She once told me that when she was young and went to her mother with problems, her mother went straight to the medicine cabinet and gave her Valium. She also told me that her parents were... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at Beloved
Yesterday I walked to the park with a few of the teen girls that go to the Boys & Girls Club where I work. I sat with one of them, whom I have known for several years. We talked about some things in general and I mentioned that I was... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2012 at Beloved
Last evening my husband and I drove to the ballpark with two of our grandchildren. We met our daughter and son-in-law there in time for the game. Tim, my husband, likes to pick our four year old grandson up at pre-school in time to let him rest from other kids... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2012 at Beloved
Welcome to my blog. I am so grateful to God for my journey. The greatest thing that I have learned so far is that when I slow down enough for God to lead, my life is easier and more peaceful. Even when things are crazy around me, if I am... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at Beloved