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…

Embracing the future

As days pass & months turn into years, the forward movement of time seems to catch us all by surprise. Our once high energy toddlers are graduating high school, then college while weddings, babies & new homes are the norm. This new norm however, isn't for us, but it is for the 'younger' generation that…

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…

Living with the truth…..

Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a world of people acting respectfully and responsibly; a world where people spoke the truth instead of distorting it? Wouldn't it be nice if your relatives were role models and nice people? Wouldn't it be nice if those who supposedly loved us actually showed it to us…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love is the basis of life.  With it, you have everything, without it you have nothing.  Whether it's the love of a child, parent or friend, love is what makes us feel special.  A connection to another human being that allows us to look past faults and flaws and appreciate that person for their good qualities instead. …

Happy Birthday Stephen!

Today is my son Stephen's 19th birthday a day I remember as a very special day.  It was the day I gave birth to my little boy for whom I had such great aspirations and dreams.  Life has a funny way of not turning out the way you planned however, as I have not had the luxury of sharing his birthday…

62 Years of Marriage……Happy Anniversary!

Today, June 12, is my parents 62nd wedding anniversary.  Sixty two years is a long time and a feat that most people will never accomplish with today's current divorce rate around fifty percent.  My parents are from a different generation of people who understood sacrifice.  Depression era kids, they knew poverty and worked hard to give their family a better…

Divorce and the Holidays

Life is very interesting.  We all plan our futures and God laughs when he throws us a curveball.  Change is something that most of us want nothing to do with as it makes us uncomfortable, yet it happens each and everyday.  We never notice it because usually the change is slight and happens over time,…