So it’s been a while since my last post and if you read it, you are aware why. When you are not directly impacted by a loss, you feel badly for others but your life continues relatively normally. The struggle for those who find themselves drowning in the grieving process is that they don’t have… Continue reading life lessons
On Tuesday, July 21st at around 11:20 am, I held my father’s hand as he died. Tomorrow is the memorial service. I really don’t have a lot to say yet, I’m sure more will come in time. What I do know is that I don’t have any living parents anymore. I have joined the club… Continue reading Am I an orphan now?
Another post I don’t know how to begin. Last Tuesday I received a call that my father was in the hospital. There are 4 siblings scattered across the country so the calls began. Another call came in at 4pm which motivated us all even faster. My brother made it to the hospital around midnight, his… Continue reading role reversal
I wrote yesterday’s blog post in the morning. Later in the day, a friend posted a link on their facebook page love purgatory If I had read this a few months ago, or even right before the post by Sheryl Sandberg, I probably would have found myself booking a vacation to the past. There were… Continue reading timing
So there I was at the airport in Mexico looking around for some lighter reading for the trip home. I took Immortal Diamond with me but determined that I really wanted some fluff to read on the way back. I found a plethora of spanish magazines which were going to be of no assistance to… Continue reading Brida
I believe in God & I believe in prayer I believe in love, compassion, kindness, gratitude and forgiveness I believe in grace, hope and faith I believe in vulnerability, courage, passion, laughter and the power of tears I believe that until you can learn to love and accept yourself you will never sustain real love… Continue reading I believe…
I have spent the weekend with two men, Father Richard Rohr and Paulo Cuelho. I watched an interview with Father Richard Rohr about his book Immortal Diamond and then read The Alchemist. So here are some things that stayed with me Father Richard Rohr ‘We love to fall in love but to fall in love… Continue reading love
Regardless of how you personally celebrate this season, I thought I would take a moment and offer you a few thoughts & wishes For those who are struggling this season, through loss, grief, change, isolation or distance, my wish for you is peace & a the ability to find gratitude. For those running around playing… Continue reading ’tis the season
So, you may already be aware, this year has been my introduction to competitive marching band. As my children were never into competitive sports, I was completely unprepared for the commitment required by both my man child & myself. As I entered this brave new world, I was introduced to a lot of parents that… Continue reading Band mom
Which mother actually purchased an additional calendar this year to keep track of all of the crazy this band life & college child has created? Which mother printed out the schedules, updates, emails & has been trying to keep everything a little bit organized, making sure she is updating any changes and additions? Which mother… Continue reading which mother…..