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…

Lies

Psalm 27 The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked advance against me to devour[a] me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. 3 Though an army besiege…

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…

God Bless America!

I believe in God and I believe I have a right to say that. I am a citizen of the United States of America and I am proud to be an American. This country has been built on the diversity of its people and the hard work of generations. What distinguishes us from others is…

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…

Yin and yang

Life is like a roller coaster.  The unpredictability of it is what makes it so interesting and just like when the roller coaster goes into the tunnel and makes a quick, sharp turn so it is in life.  We like to imagine what our future will be like.  We plan and try to control our destiny,…

Conscience and choice

Our conscience is that little voice inside our head that is supposed to 'guide'  us,  help us make decisions and live a good an honorable life.  At sometime we all have experienced a guilty conscience.  We did something or hurt someone and then regretted our actions.  One of the things that makes us human is our…

I am who I am……

 I am a mother, a friend, a daughter, a neighbor, an advocate, an author.  I am a teacher, a cook, a housekeeper, a gardener, a Catholic and an American.    I laugh, I cry and I do the best I can do each and everyday. I am far from perfect, but I strive everyday to do something…

Faith

In the holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street my favorite line is, 'faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.'  There are many times in our lives that we are called upon to have faith.  For some it comes in the form of religion but being religious is not a necessary criteria.  It…