Today is my 13th anniversary.

The past few weeks, I have felt a heaviness like something is not quite right in the world. I didn’t think much of it. A lot is going on in my world, and I usually attribute my heaviness to life in general! However, deep down, I know what the heaviness is about… my anniversary. I […]

Father’s Day

For me, Father’s Day was much more horrendous than Mother’s Day. My family and friends tried to do things to make me feel special on Mother’s Day, but on Father’s Day, there was nothing that could be done. Keith had died, and Father’s Day would never again be what I thought it should be. Father’s […]

Mother’s Day

Becoming a mother was one of the most profound events in my life. When each of my children was born, my life changed forever. I’ll never forget the experience with my firstborn – one moment I was pregnant, and the next, I was holding my newborn son in my arms and rejoicing with my husband. […]

Keith’s Birthday

April 10th was Keith’s birthday. He would have turned 59! Yes, he was 15 years older than me – a reality that would cause me to pause every once in a while. I used to think that when I was 65, he would be 80, and we could both be retiring – me from work […]

One word to drive your year

I am amazed at how one day can put you on a new path. Yesterday it was December 31, 2014, and today January 1, 2015, and here I am making decisions about how I would like the year to unfold. Why can’t I do this any other day of the year? Why do I need […]

Lost Cheer

I was at a Christmas party on the weekend where I didn’t know many people (for a grieving introvert, that’s as painful as it sounds). A group of people was discussing the many reasons why they didn’t feel the holiday spirit this year – all very reasonable, valid, and appropriate reasons to be a Grinch, […]

Beauty can be found in simple moments

Wow – it is such a busy time of year. My days are filled with trying to get the shopping done, coordinating the family get-togethers, wrapping the presents combined with doing all the regular daily stuff that needs to be done – no wonder I am exhausted at the end of the day. Personally, I […]

I’m Fine!!!

Tis is the season for self-care My little guy got his tonsils out last week, and the recovery isn’t going as well as hoped. We are getting there, but the road is longer than I anticipated. I planned the date for his surgery strategically and cleared my calendar for the week – I figured I […]

Live with no regrets

I’ve been trying for weeks to muster up an idea for my blog post but, to be honest, I was really stumped – until Sunday evening. I received word that someone I know has received serious news about their health, and it seems that there might not be anything that can be done to fix […]


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