1st Anniversary

It's my daughter Lauren and son-in-law Michael's first wedding anniversary. A year of firsts; first home, first holidays and first baby. Time moves on so quickly that we sometimes get so involved in the everyday routines that we forget to take notice of those special moments and they just pass. One year ago today Lauren…

Hope

Babies are God's way to let us know that no matter all the 'bad' stuff out there, life is good. My daughter gave birth last week and I became a first time grandmother. I am in love and this new chapter holds promise, joy and hope for us all. The promise of many tomorrows, the…

A Secret Adventure Called My Life

I dropped my youngest daughter off at college this week. My 'baby' is gone and after 24 years of chaos and kids, I finally have gotten a moment alone. My life has been filled with laughter and tears, hopes and disappointment and more drama than I personally care for. I got married only to have…

Cancer

Optimists have a way of finding good in everything.  Looking at life as though the glass is half full is a way of appreciating the small things and trying not to be overwhelmed by the bad.  There are times however, when the bad seems to overtake even an optimist.  Cancer sucks and I have spoken…

Christmas Magic

The arctic blast that has enveloped most of the country has turned sunny south Florida into a frigid zone.  Waking up to a 39 degree temperature is not something you think will happen when you live down south, yet even Florida is fighting the cold and it is another year of freeze warnings and watching…