Memory from Italy.

Last August John and I went to Europe for our 30th Anniversary. It was truly a trip of a lifetime for us. Before we went I told John that I hoped to find a new wedding band while we were there. To be honest I am not really a jewelry person. It has been some [...]

Happy Birthday, Johnny!

I talk often about John in these blogs.  He is a good sport. I speak of his love of ice cream and chocolate.  I speak of his support of his family and friends.  And, I will do it again today. John is kind, smart, soft-spoken and funny.  I met John when we worked together at the Residence [...]

Make your own dream come true.

For the last few months John has been telling me that I need a new car. Honestly, I have very little interest in cars. My current car is a 2011 Hyundai Elantra. It was purchased in May of 2011, just two months after Joe died. None of us could stand seeing the old Focus that [...]

30 years ago today. Happy Anniversary, Johnny!

This morning we are waking up to a foggy day.  That was not the case thirty years ago today.  It was snowing.  In Pittsburgh.  In OCTOBER! Yes, our wedding day did not start off on a good foot, weatherize, but, it has been thirty years and it has been a pretty good run. This photo [...]

Happy birthday in Heaven, Joe!

Today is Joe’s 28th birthday. He is celebrating it in Heaven. The last time I hugged my boy he was 19 years, 5 months and 21 days old. Not one hour passes that I don’t think about or talk to my son. This was Joe on his last earth birthday. People have said that they [...]

Joe Kimutis fund donates to local charity group.

Next week Joe will be celebrating his 28th birthday in Heaven. This is a perfect time for the Joseph Kimutis Memorial Fund to donate to local charities in his name. This week $1,000 was donated to the Ladies of Charity. They are a local group of women who do so much to help those in [...]

This too shall pass.

Wow! Thank you all so much! I heard from so many people yesterday. Everyone is so kind. I didn’t post that so that all of you would reach out to me, but reach out to other people in your lives who are suffering and may need a kind word or support. Today is beautiful fall [...]

Reach out.

I haven’t written much since I am home from Europe. To tell you the truth, while a ton of fun, that trip was hard on me physically. I have received messages asking me why I haven’t written, so now I will explain. Having a chronic illness sucks. That sums that up for me. I was [...]

Traditions.

Traditions: The transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation. When I was growing up we had a lot of traditions. Most of our traditions focused on the holidays. When my children were born we carried on those traditions and they became part of that. Fast forward a few decade and those traditions have [...]

Lion King and memories.

Last night Sadie, John and I went to the Benedum to see the Broadway Series production of Lion King. The Lion King holds a special place in my heart for me. To say that Sadie loved the Lion King when she was little would be an understatement. She and Joe had matching Lion King pajamas. [...]