Every once in a while a perfectly normal day is shattered. The small, mundane details of life like eating breakfast, washing dishes, taking your kids to school or going to work are interrupted by something so significant, something so tragic, you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing at the time. That … More Where Were You The Day It Happened?
When Lightning Strikes It happened again last weekend. We were at our favorite beach, enjoying the late summer day. As it often happens in Florida in the summer, the sky began to darken and the waves on the gulf churned. A storm was coming. The sky looked like deep, blue velvet. Jagged lines of … More Seven Things That I Can’t Bear To Watch
The Wedding It was a hot August day, quite possibly the hottest day of the summer in the small central Florida town, when the young couple wed. They said their vows in a church that was not air-conditioned and celebrated with cake and punch in a reception hall equally as hot. It was a miracle … More Sixty Years: A Wedding Story
I anxiously glanced around the hotel lobby. It was definitely an older crowd. My husband and I stepped into another room where it was less crowded and cooler. I heard a friendly voice say “You look kind of young to be cruising. My name’s Kathy . . . Kathy with a K”. It was nice … More The Marvelous Power Of Saying Hello
I just passed another major milestone. On August 14, 2014, five years ago, I sat down at my computer and typed out my first blog post. Five. Years. Ago. I still remember the day. My husband and I were at the beach. I was sitting in front of the window staring out at a turquoise … More The Stories Behind My Five Most-Read Blog Posts
This seems to be the summer for checking things off my bucket list. Maybe it’s because I’m nearing one of those milestone ages. Maybe it’s because I’m an empty nester and have the time to travel. Whatever it is, my husband and I are enjoying doing the things we said we would do one day. … More Falling For The Majestic Niagara Falls
Have you ever been stuck in that rabbit hole called the internet for longer than you intended? That happened to me a few days ago. It all started with a search for a song. One of my closest friends is also a Mother of the Groom. She has had a while longer to plan. Although … More Help Me Solve The Mother/Son Dance Dilemma