The Third Trimester of Living

This is 60 I recently turned 60, hard to believe, but as I enter my golden years or silver ones to match the evolving color of my hair, figuring out who I am and what should I be doing for the rest of my life has taken on a new meaning. You see, I never…

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…

Happy Birthday Mom!

October 24th is my mother's birthday. She turned 85 years old today and my family is very blessed to still have her and my dad with us. My mother is suffering from issues and at her age she is not alone, but generally she is fine. How do you celebrate a birthday when you turn…

Turning Fifty….

June 25 is my birthday, six months before Christmas my birthday has always been 'perfect' since it splits the year in half. I never really celebrated my birthday since I was always the person making parties for everyone else. This year I am turning fifty however, and I have mixed emotions about it. I have…

Milestones

We measure our lives by years and milestones; birthdays, anniversaries and even divorces and deaths, we remember those days in our lives that something major happened.  I remember January 17, 2002 very well for that was the day my daughter Alicia was diagnosed with cancer.  This week was the ten-year anniversary of our year from hell, right after the 9/11…

Never too old…

My daughters, although they are six years apart, have birthdays that fall within a 10 day span.  This time of year is busy not only for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas but to celebrate both girls birthdays.  This year Alicia turned 16, which is a milestone in itself, but so is every birthday.  Today is Lauren's…

Birthdays!

Birthdays are those special days of the year when young people like to celebrate and older folks care to forget.  The passing of another year, more experience and hopefully a fresh start for the future.  Birthdays are special and the tradition of birthday cards, presents and cake are meant to make this day stand out…

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is September 7, my dad's 84th birthday.  I am so lucky that he is still with us to celebrate this day.  My dad is a really special man.  A WWII veteran, he grew up in an era when men had dignity and class.  They took care of their families no matter what and were…