Mami was so vibrant; we all knew that she would go on forever. Then I got the call, “Mami is in the hospital. She has stomach cancer.” My gut wrenched. I was thousands of miles away and I wanted to be there by her side. Mami was my grandmother, but for all intents and purposes, she was my mother. She raised me, protected me, loved … Continue reading When God speaks
As I sat in my office early this morning, looking out my window at the sun coming up behind the clouds, the leafless trees standing tall on the stage with the clouds acting as a curtain behind them, I heard the Bruno Mars song Talking to the Moon and it touched my heart. It may touch yours also. Continue reading A song touches my heart
One of our newly minted traditions is Friday night movie and pizza. My son picks out the movie, usually a funny teen-acceptable flick. Once I approve his recommendation (or exercise my veto power and wait for next recommendation), I order the pizza and we are off to the races (or the blue sofa in our case). Each week I will write a short review of the … Continue reading Movie Review 12/02/16
Grieving is a complex process. The ups, the downs, the moments of suspended animation. You wish the person was still here but know that he or she is just waiting at the next stop. For various reasons, death always seemed to hover around us. Several times it would dip sharply and almost touch us, and then back away. Never completely leaving us but stepping … Continue reading All is well . . . Wish you were here
Well, really more like “squirrels and bats, and starlings, oh my!” Yes, unbeknownst to me, I have been housing a small menagerie in my attic. I’d been hearing the pitter patter of little feet running across the ceiling at night but gladly, willingly, and enthusiastically remained in denial. I told myself that it must be a squirrel running on top of the roof. A very energetic, … Continue reading Lions and tigers, and bears, oh my!
Well, here I am. I realize that I may be writing this just for me to read. But in case someone stumbles upon this blog (like you), I will do my best to provide tidbits that inspire, inform, or just make you smile. Why blog now? Well, I have talked about starting a blog for some years now. My husband, my own cheerleading squad captain, always … Continue reading My very first blog post