Just ask for the sign.

Saturday night  I had a dream that I was on the deck of a cruise ship. I felt bad that mom and dad weren’t there. They loved cruises and took me on more than a half dozen of them while they were still on the planet. I saw a friend of my onboard. She said, [...]

Sign from Joe.

Thank you to everyone who checked in with us on Joe’s birthday. During the day of Joe’s birthday John received a sign from Joe. Since Joe was born on 10/10/91 the number 10 always reminds us of Joe. John was busy at work on Wednesday. At one point he glanced down at his watch. He [...]

Happy Birthday in Heaven, Joe!

Twenty-seven years ago, John and I received a message on our phone, “Congratulations! Don’t be alarmed, but your baby boy was born today! Get your plans together and get to California as fast as you can.” Wow. That was a super shock to us. As it was, we only filed for adoption just three weeks [...]

If it’s the last time.

When you see people that are important to you, love them. Tell them you love and appreciate them as if you are seeing them for the last time. You just might be.    

27 years ago today.

Twenty-seven years ago today John and I got a call from our adoption facilitator. They told us that we were matched with a young birthmother who was due in just one week.   What? We only filed for adoption on September 14th, less than a month earlier. Of course, we said yes. They did tell us [...]

National Do Something Nice day.

Today is National Do Something Nice day. Well, that is self-explanatory. Make a point to do something nice for someone today. Whether you are doing something special for your own family or a total stranger, do it. Can you imagine if everyone make a point of choosing nice today what a world it could be? [...]

Peace in the present.

I work hard to stay in the present. I am getting better. It takes me often checking in with myself. I make an effort to stop and take a deep breath which helps to bring me back to the now. I saw this quote yesterday. “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. [...]

Last thought.

I believe that the last thought you have before you fall asleep is the thought that rests comfortably in your subconscious until you wake again in the morning. So, if that is true, the last thing I do is give thanks. I also take a few minutes to visualize my life as I want to [...]

Joe’s help in TJMaxx.

It was a nice weekend. John was coming home at 3:00 Saturday afternoon. Although we don’t live far from the airport, I left early so that I could pop HomeGoods and TJMaxx. I was walking around in TJMaxx when I heard a baby coughing. The cough reminded me of Joe. When Joe was a baby [...]

Archangel Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel

Yesterday was the feast day for Archangels Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel. They are two of my favorite saints. In honor of their feast day, I am posting a prayer. Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. Saint Michael is our protector; I ask him to come [...]