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…

Father’s Day

We have lots of days to celebrate things.  Birthdays, holidays and one of them is Father's Day.  A day dedicated to the first man in our life who takes care of us and guides us; dad.  I have been blessed with a very special dad.  Now 86 years old, he has been the foundation in my…

National Cancer Suvivors Day

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day.  A day to celebrate those who have fought cancer, those who have lost their battle, those who have waged the war on this deadly disease and pretty much anyone who has been affected by it.  When you think about it in those terms, today is a day to be…

Family

I love my life! There are those who may think my life has not been easy, and it hasn't. I have faced pediatric cancer, an abusive husband, divorce, single parenthood and a host of other things that would make most people cower in fear. I love my life! I am blessed beyond my imagination and…

Inspire

To everyone out there who is feeling overwhelmed, you know who you are. You are mothers, sisters, grandmothers and friends. To anyone who ever said, 'I am done, I cannot do this anymore.' To those of us who have hit rock bottom emotionally, physically or financially, guess what? You are not alone! Having a bad…

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…

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…

Celebrate 2013!

January 2013 is off to a quick start and another year is well on its way.  There is a saying that time flies when you are having fun, so I guess I must be having a blast because weeks just seem to zip by.  The new year is like a reboot for our lives, a chance…

A leopard cannot change its spots…

People are people and this world is filled with lots of them.  Family, friends, neighbors, co-workers the list goes on and on.  Life is full  of constant introductions and interactions with others.  There are people we like, people we tolerate and people we love.  While philosophers have spent the ages trying to figure out the meaning of life,…