Mother’s Day…

When I was a child, I thought Mother’s Day was the simplest of holidays. Get gifts for mom, eat good food, and enjoy. Decades later, I realized that Mother’s Day is more complicated than that. For some, it is a day of celebration. For others like myself, it is a day of remembrance. And thenContinue reading “Mother’s Day…”

Mother’s Day…

Two words that evoke love or dread. Mother’s Day. This weekend, mothers of all capacities will be celebrated. There are mothers to be and new moms engulfed in the glow of their newfound status. There are also mothers mourning the unimaginable loss of children born and unborn. This will be the second year without myContinue reading “Mother’s Day…”

Merry Christmas?

Although Christmas is my favorite time of year, Christmas is not “merry” for many. The holiday season can become a catalyst that accentuates grief, sparks depression and brings about a range of emotions, some of which we would rather not face. Not everyone has a legacy of Christmas memories that leave them feeling warm andContinue reading “Merry Christmas?”

Family Reunion!

This weekend, I was blessed to return to my hometown of Tallahassee and catch up with family. Now, this isn’t “family” in the traditional sense of the word. Some families you are born into. Others you acquire through marriage. And then, if you are very fortunate, some family is chosen for you. I graduated high-schoolContinue reading “Family Reunion!”

For Better or For Worse…

By the time you read this, I should be well on my way to celebrate my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. My “ride or die” and I are off to spend some quality time together as we reminisce upon our better and our worse, the rich and the poor and appreciate the fact we are in relativelyContinue reading “For Better or For Worse…”

Sunrise, Sunset…

“Sunrise, sunset Sunrise, sunset Swiftly fly the years One season following another Laden with happiness and tears” –Fiddler on The Roof These lyrics came to mind today as I sat on the porch and thought about all the changes my family managed this year. Life as an empty nester is finally sinking in as thereContinue reading “Sunrise, Sunset…”

High Hopes!

“Next time you’re found, with your chin on the ground There’s a lot to be learned, so look around Just what makes that little old ant Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant Anyone knows an ant, can’t Move a rubber tree plant” My hopes haven’t always been high. I’ve always been a “realist” evenContinue reading “High Hopes!”

Lessons From My Mother…

She watches over the affairs of her household     and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children arise and call her blessed;     her husband also, and he praises her: Proverbs 31:27-28 NIV     I’ll admit I’d been dreading this weekend for weeks. Losing my mother at the first of March, I was keenlyContinue reading “Lessons From My Mother…”

Soar!

I read somewhere that eagles teach their chicks to fly by dropping them from high heights. The parents will continue to catch their babies until eventually the chicks stretch their wings and begin to fly for themselves. I dropped my own “chick” off at college last week. We prepared for his eventual departure by slowlyContinue reading “Soar!”

Pomp and Circumstance…

Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9 NKJV I celebrated the graduation of my first born from high school a week ago today. It was a great gathering of friends and family in addition to the well wishesContinue reading “Pomp and Circumstance…”