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Friday, June 16, 2017

A Hard Thing (or two)

Its a hard thing helping a parent die. But having an addict sibling adds so much to an already surreal and devastatingly hard situtation. Left alone to finish Dad's last week with him on my own was a slam in the gut and a complete betrayal. Do I understand that she's an addict and so she thinks differently than I do about things? Yes. Do I realize that once she heads down that dark path, its extremely hard and probably seemingly impossible for her to turn herself around? Sure, I do. But do I... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 12, 2017

So Glad to be Back

I am very glad to be back. An itch to start writing again motivated me to, on the spur of the moment, reactivate my blogit account. I think the itch to write came from just spending the past 3 months helping my father die. The emotion of it all demanded an outlet and I satisfied that with the writing of his eulogy. However, something inside me just won't settle down. My daughter said "just do it" when I pulled up the blog it site and started reading my old writings....years old now! I think of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 3, 2015

My Girl

My girl just said yes! These two will be married next April and will then follow their hearts to Haiti. There, they will be teaching in an orphanage school, working in a senior center for the aged and they will be working toward starting a home for the disabled. I could not be more proud of and excited for them. My girl is living my dream! Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

I can't believe it has been over a month since I've written. You know how easy it is to just get caught up in the whirlwind of life. And speaking of whirlwinds, a tornado touched down a few blocks from my Dad's house last week and circled right around his and my sister's place. My heart aches for those who have been affected by these storms, but I was also so relieved when I called and Dad picked up his phone. The only damage he had was one shingle flew off his shed and his garbage cans were... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 21, 2015


It's been a while since my last visit here. I haven't felt much like writing or reading. But that's been ok. I am learning that we all go through cycles in life and that it is so beneficial to allow ourselves that. Sometimes that gives opportunity for some of the biggest blessings and breakthroughs. I have undertaken many long put off projects in these last weeks, made some new friends, pursued some new interests and done a lot of soul searching. I'm feeling reborn, in a way. And looking forward... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Early and Dreams

I am awake's 3 a.m. I was sleeping deep and was awakened by a dream about my daughter. In the dream, she had just gotten married and was in her wedding dress. I was crying and hugging her and saying I was so sorry over and over again because I had missed her wedding due to my job. The dream felt so real. In true life, she was married 3 years ago. The wedding was beautiful. And I was there! Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Music, Music, Music

It is going to be a day of music filming today. My middle child, Sarah, is a singer. She is very gifted but also very shy. She has done a few Youtube covers, also a clip for the Tom Joyner morning show, a few park festivals...but she stopped for a year or so just due to the stress of the social aspect of the whole thIng. Seems this music gift has been nagging at her though. She came to my husband and I and expressed her desire to start recording Youtube covers. So we are going to start... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Car Shopping

Arghhh, in the midst of used car shopping with our daughter. She's home from Haiti for a year now...such sad goodbyes were said. But some exciting hellos on this end. Anyway, she is nannying for a family who has a 7 year old special needs boy and 2 other young boys ages 2 and 4. Its a sweet job with a beautiful British family. My Anna is getting a lot of experience in G tube feedings, wheelchair fittings, communication boards etc...She's loving it even though the hours are long. And she is... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

On Writing

I would love to write for a living. That would have been my dream. A cabin in the woods, a fire slowly burning. Cozy afternoons and late nights of expressing my heart. But here I am, living in the middle of a bustling city. How odd life is..... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Just Started...

And so I bit the bullet and started a new blog on this site called The Story of My Life. I've been putting off working on it. It makes me miss Mom so. But then I got to thinking, do I miss her any less because I'm NOT working on it? Not really. The pain is still there and still very real. So why not go for it? It might just be good therapy. And so that's what I did today. And I think I really do feel better. Sign in to see full entry.

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