Louise Tucker Jones

The Flag

July 1, 2023

Growing up in the 50s and 60s we started each morning of school with these words: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…” I have to admit I didn’t understand the gravity of that allegiance at the time. As a child I was not acquainted with “acts of war,” but […]

A “Grand” Trip!

June 1, 2023

Recently, I had some special guests in my home—my son, Aaron and two grandkids. My grand girl, Alex wanted to visit thrift shops for vintage clothing— something 17-year-olds obviously enjoy. And boy, did we find some bargains! But before we hit the stores, she shopped in my closet, finding a few treasures. Hats, purses, jewelry […]

Mama’s Love!

May 1, 2023

May brings thoughts of mothers and I had one of the best. This is my first Mother’s Day without her as well as without my son, Jay. The two were buddies so I’m sure they’re celebrating together in Heaven. Mama was 105 years old! What a heritage she had to tell and I loved hearing […]

Happy Heavenly Birthday, Jay!

April 1, 2023

It’s another first! So many “firsts” after losing a loved one. In just five months, I’ve already hit Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, as well as first snow, first trip without Jay and more. Now April brings a “first birthday” without my sweet son. Birthdays have always been special in our home. My […]

Mom’s Diary!

March 1, 2023

Recently I ran onto my late mother-in-law’s diary from 1965. It piqued my interest since Carl and I were not only dating but became engaged that year. Several pages were blank and most entries were about household chores, but I admit it was exciting to see my name in that little book as her son’s […]

My Journey

February 1, 2023

Several years ago, after my husband’s death, a woman informed me that she was tired of reading about my grief. I was shocked! It had only been a few months. I was glad she had never experienced such a loss, but sad that she lacked compassion for others. I have been honored with the many […]

Learning To Live Again!

January 1, 2023

Holidays are difficult when going through grief, and we just came through the most significant—Christmas. Supposedly, the New Year promises new beginnings, but in truth, I just want my “old life” back. I want my heart to be happy again and my mind to stop the constant “if only” and “what ifs.” I continually remind […]

Pondering Miracles!

December 1, 2022

With Christmas almost upon us I’m thinking of miracles, since the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is the Christmas miracle we celebrate. But what do we really know about miracles? Recently, I spoke with a lady whose grown son survived an illness which almost took his life. She called it a true […]

Missing Jay

November 1, 2022

Forty-six years ago God sent me one of my greatest treasures—James Ryan Jones—better known as “Jay.” How could I know this baby boy with Down syndrome and a rare congenital heart disease would forever change my life and the world around me? My heart was and still is completely mesmerized by this sweet son and […]

Visting Mama

October 1, 2022

Louise continues to watch over Jay who had emergency surgery in August and is still critically ill in ICU. Louise thanks you for your prayers. This column is from two years ago – a fitting tribute to Louise’s mother who passed away in September. Yesterday, I went to see Mama. I have always enjoyed our […]

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