I’m feeling a little discombobulated today. It’s the day after Christmas and I should be getting ready for our family Christmas party. It has been our tradition, for the last twenty years or so, to get together as a family on December 26. A Tradition Begins It started years ago, when my brother and his … More It’s The Day After Christmas, Now What?
2020 – What a Year It’s been a hard year, hasn’t it? It’s not like any year we have yet experienced and hopefully not like any we will experience again. Now, it’s the week before Thanksgiving. I’m sure that when this pandemic started back in March, none of us anticipated we would still be in … More Finding Things To Be Thankful For
Giving and Receiving Imagine giving your child a gift. You have put a lot of thought into this gift — it’s the perfect gift for them at this time in their lives. They take the gift from you, untie the ribbon, carefully pull back the wrapping paper, look at the gift . . . and … More Are You Thankful For The Gift Of Your Life?
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
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
Babies Grow Up Way Too Fast It was a Wednesday afternoon in late June when they placed the sleepy baby girl in my arms. A daughter! We had a sweet baby daughter. She was a lovely addition to our family with her shock of dark hair with a mind of its own and her already … More When Your Baby Makes You Feel Your Age
Something unusual caught my eye a few weeks ago when I took my puppy out for his morning constitutional. The tall, purple flowers along the front of our house were leaning toward the sun rising in the East. These normally attention-straight bursts of color — a friend identified them as Agapanthus — were leaning eastward … More A Good Lesson From Flowers: Lean Into The Son
God’s timing is perfect and often very interesting. On April 17, 2019 at 2:00 in the afternoon, we said goodbye to our beloved corgi, Higgins. One year later, on April 17, 2020 at approximately 3:00, we picked up a new addition to our empty nest — a labradoodle puppy! Goodbyes Are So Hard We were … More The Year Without A Dog