Where Does The Time Go? Time surely flies. I can’t believe it’s been five years already! Five years since my daughter and son-in-law got married. It doesn’t seem that long ago. For that matter, it doesn’t seem like that long ago she was turning five years old or entering the fifth grade. Yet, here she … More Celebrating The Milestones: A Five-Year Anniversary Wish
We just marked another anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country, September 11, 2001. It’s hard to believe it has almost been twenty years. I suppose, most of us who were adults on that fateful day will remember every September the 11th until we reach the end of our lives. September 11, 2001 We … More Being A Good Mom In Times Of Crisis
I had two really good days this week. Nothing spectacular or unusual happened. I just got to experience a little bit of what life was like BC (before COVID) and it was marvelous. What Used To Be A Typical Day First, my husband and I joined two friends for lunch at a nice restaurant. It … More When The Little Things Become The Big Things
Fall has come to Central Florida. Yes, you heard me right — fall has arrived despite the temperatures hovering in the 90’s and feels like temperatures over 100 degrees. Fall has arrived compliments of Starbucks. I guess they decided we needed a treat in this most unusual year, so they released their Pumpkin Spice … More The Mystery Of The Hidden Carrots
One of my favorite things about our beach house is the gallery wall of family photos on our staircase. These photos are from our family vacations taken over the years. Every time I go up or down the stairs and glance at these photos, I relive a happy memory. A Traveling Family Our family loves … More How To Create A Gallery Wall Of Good Memories
I’m navigating a new phase of the empty nest. Both of my children are married so they are each members of another family. Members of another family of which I am technically not a part. (Although, I must say, feel very welcomed by). I have to admit, it feels a little strange. Not bad, just, … More Learning To Share In The Empty Nest
Who Else Is Afraid Of The Dark? I made my way down the long, dark hallway. It was pitch-black. I couldn’t see a thing. Definitely not a full moon this night. But, I woke up in the middle of the night thirsty, thus my nocturnal trip to the kitchen. It was just as dark walking … More The Helping Hand Of God In The Midst Of Darkness
Something’s Not Right I shouldn’t be here right now. I shouldn’t be sitting at my table in my house typing this blog. It’s the last full weekend in July — I should be in a sleepy little town in South Georgia at my family’s annual reunion. It’s a very strange feeling sitting here. For the … More What Do You Do When Your Tradition Is Interrupted?
The Gift I received a lovely gift last night. It wasn’t wrapped in pretty paper with a big bow or stashed inside a colorful gift bag with matching tissue paper. It wasn’t like a gift you get for your birthday or Christmas, but, it was a gift nonetheless. The gift I received was silence — … More The Unexpected Gift of Blissful Silence
It’s not the customary celebration we have grown to expect. There were no parades and few fireworks displays. Even family or community cookouts were confined by social distancing and safe practice guidelines. Like many birthday parties and other celebrations, the celebration of our nation’s birth was tempered by the pandemic of Covid-19. A Birthday Message … More Happy Birthday America!