A Memorial for an Angel

A couple of months ago, I wrote a memorial for a friends wife.  While he held her memorial this weekend, I am feeling the loss of another friend, and preparing to help her family say good-bye to her in a few days. The last time I saw Frances was two weeks ago, and I will … Continue reading A Memorial for an Angel

Parenthood Never Ends

Today our youngest turns 18.  He is an amazing kid, and becoming an even more amazing young man.  I am happy to say I'm very proud of him. Birthdays are always a day of reflection for me.  Today, like with all the kids, I find myself looking back over my successes as a parent, and … Continue reading Parenthood Never Ends

Valentine’s Day

Right now it's still morning, for me.  While many of you are already in the process of getting ready to go out to a romantic dinner, or special date with your significant other, in my house, I'm still waking up, and my husband is still asleep. Valentine's Day for us is not a big deal.  … Continue reading Valentine’s Day

Making Change Happen

There is a phrase, "God helps those who help themselves."  It's a simple phrase.  Most people don't really understand it.  As a child, I certainly didn't.  Especially when I would hear people say another common phrase, usually some form of, "I turned it over to God", or "God will take care of it for me".  … Continue reading Making Change Happen

The Spirit of Christmas

Today I want to dedicate my post to those who cannot be with their families and loved ones today.  This post is for those working in medical facilities, emergency services, call centers, stores, military, etc.  But this post is also dedicated to those who may have the day off, but can't be with their loved … Continue reading The Spirit of Christmas

Spiritual Inspiration

Inspiration comes in many forms, and ideas come from many sources.  Many times I find inspiration in conversations with people, in the beauty of a flower or animal that crosses my path, in a simple look.  Inspiration can come from anywhere.  Many times I find myself reminding myself to remember an event that occurred so … Continue reading Spiritual Inspiration

The Most Wonderful Gift

The last couple of days I've been feeling very retrospective, as I always am at this time of year.  I'm certain most of us go through the same thing.  Another year older, and what does it mean?  Also, because the holiday season is here, the new year is coming, and so has the greed. It … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Gift

Gratitude and Miracles

The last few days for me  have been difficult.  Not because things have been bad.  They have been busier than normal, but not bad.  Work was a little rougher than normal, but nothing out of the ordinary.  I've just had a hard time staying positive. This morning started out no different than normal, I got … Continue reading Gratitude and Miracles

Being Grateful

As I sit here this morning, with my turkey cooking in the oven, and the warm smells wafting through the house, I have to  take a moment and recognize how different things are for me now, than they were in my childhood on holidays.  And I have to recognize how truly grateful I am for … Continue reading Being Grateful