A Marriage

Recently, my husband and I stood up for two friends that decided to wed. I am thrilled for them since, although in different scenarios,  they both have been to hell and back. One suffered the tragic loss of a companion after 30 years together. The other went through a relationship with a partner who suffered from addiction. Although I do …

Getting Together with the Girls

The next thing I declare as very important in the ‘Year of You,’ is not forgetting to do things for yourself. Even though you may be caretaker, in charge in some way of a sick child (or even a family member who is an adult), you cannot forget about yourself. I have often blogged about this before but kept it …

Mother Nature

I often blog about my fascination with Mother Nature and her ways of the world. Every year, no matter how horrid the winters may be or even how mild, mother nature shows her true colors  just about the same time each and every year. One day it happens. I walk outside and there they are… birds and their songs, the …

Graduation Day

Like most of you out there, I’m celebrating my nephew’s graduation from college and his success in becoming a teacher today! Of course he does not have a job as of yet, but I have complete faith that he’ll find one before the summer comes to an end. I wish him all the happiness and success that life has to …

Loving Yourself

Every day, I awake happy the moment I open my eyes. I smile almost all day and, as most of you who know me personally, I am never at a loss for words. I embrace life, love life, and try to make each day-hour-minute worthy of all I have to give to the world. Each of us has obstacles to …

Mothers Day

I hope each and everyone of you had as nice a mothers day as I did this year. The only thing missing is my son who is still away and will be home this week. I guess it was as close to perfect as it could be. This being the ‘year of you’ had me thinking and I felt it …

Long Lasting Impression

Giving birth to my son, my only child, 22 years ago is still the most accomplished thing I have ever done in my life. I reflect on this often and the more I think about it the more I’m still amazed it. For those of you who know me personally, you already know all the amazing things I have done, …

Staying Strong Not Knowing the Results

So, you or your child are ill. You go from doctor to doctor and begin to feel the pressure of not knowing. Then you have a scare that it may be something very serious. Now you have to wait for the final results and that’s the problem. Recently a friend and co-worker went through a cancer scare. She had to …