My daughter texted me this morning, asking for a second opinion on some wording for a eulogy for a truly great man—her father in law (I mentioned his passing a couple of posts ago). It was very important to her to express just how loved this man always made her feel. I told her she … More When do we stop ‘stepping?’
As I get older, I see things so differently. Although I dreaded turning 50 a few (several) years back, I am now comfortably settled into my 50’s and loving the wisdom that comes with age. It seems I spent so much of my life floundering and wallowing in self doubt: wasted time. This past week, … More Do we need a holiday to say “I love you?”
If you’ve ever watched a loved one suffer through a terminal illness, you know the daily agony—not just for the dying person, but for everyone involved. You see their pain and feel as victim to it as they do. No matter how much time you spend with them, trying to save up all of their essence—enough to … More The death of a loved one…after an extended illness
I’ve decided to share my contest entries from now on. I put my heart and soul into these entries that get passed over by an even greater story. I realize the odds of winning are comparable to winning, say, the lottery—which I don’t play because of the ridiculous odds. Sigh. Nonetheless, I can’t stop trying; … More Writers Digest Contest #79
When I was a young mother, it felt as though every minute of every day was somehow connected to the job at hand: providing for my children. Before any decisions were made, the first consideration was how it would affect the kids. My own identity disappeared into motherhood. Can we buy that house we love? Nope, … More Losing yourself….
One of my favorite things to do at the end of an exhaustive day is curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine and watch one of my recorded TV shows. The wine relaxes my body (too much sometimes—I’m often asleep before the hour ends) and the show takes my mind away from … More Remember when…
In-laws are unique members in a family. We weren’t born and raised with them (mother or father in-laws) and we didn’t choose them to be a part of our family (brother and sister in-laws or son and daughter in-laws), yet we are still expected to welcome them with open hearts and arms. It can be … More Loving our in-laws