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…

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…

9/11

We all know where we were and what we were doing.  The images are permanently etched in our minds.  We have emotions that are painful and deep. We can't look back without asking the question, 'why?'  We have moved on, but we never will forget.  September 11, 2012, eleven years later.

5k/10k Honey Run

I want to host a fundraiser for the Honeysuckle Foundation for Children with Cancer (www.honeysucklefoundation.org) in September one in South Carolina and one on Long Island.   I already know the month since it is national childhood cancer awareness month, a little known fact in this country, but I am not sure how to get started. …