Archive for June, 2011

An empty chair

People continue to ask me how I am doing.  I am appreciative of the love that I feel radiating from those who see me, and know my story.  Today, it is three months since my beautiful boy, Joseph,  left this earthly planet, and became an angel.  Honestly, how I am doing changes, moment to moment.  What can I [...]

Of Children

I speak in my book about how our children are not really ours.  Whether we give birth, or adopt.  They are their own souls on their own journey.  I spoke of Kahlil Gibran’s poem, Of Children.  Someone mentioned this version to me in a post.  I loved it!  I hope you do too.  Thanks Pam! [...]

Carded at the Walmart

Yesterday I went to a Walmart in South Carolina.   It was just a brief stop, since I had been there just the day before.  I grabbed a beach umbrella, sunscreen, a few food items and drinks.  When it was my turn to check out, I placed everything on the belt and pulled my Discover card [...]

Sunshine, glorious sunshine!

Okay, I know that the sun and its “harmful” rays are not good for you.  With that disclaimer behind me I LOVE the sun!  To me it is a mood “booster”, and it is chock full of Vitamin D.  Isn’t that why we drink milk? Vitamin D?  Well, I guess my skin is on the fence, since [...]

Thank you!!!!

WOW!  I am overwhelmed!  My website and blog have been viewed nearly 3,000 times!  And, in such a short time!  The wonderful comments and kind words, well, again, overwhelming!   So many people, even people I don’t know, have been coming forward telling me that my book or my blog has touched them in a way that [...]

The Color Purple

  Yesterday I was at the grocery store.  I used to love to go to the grocery store because it was something that Joe and I did together.  He loved his food.  Now, shopping makes me miss his presence.  While standing in the checkout line a little girl, maybe six, said to me, “Lady, you [...]

The Rummage Sale

  rum·mage verb, -maged, -mag·ing, noun –verb (used with object) 1.   to search thoroughly or actively through (a place, receptacle, etc.), especially by moving around, turning over, or looking through contents. 2. to find, bring, or fetch by searching.   So, last week I made the mistake of casually saying I was cleaning the garage to [...]

The ice cream truck

I guess with the hike in gas prices over the past few years, the neighborhood ice cream truck had seemed to be a thing of the past.  When my kid’s were small the ice cream man and his truck where a nightly thing.  I don’t know who loved the treats more, the kids, or John.  Sometimes the truck [...]

Friendship – It does a body good.

SO, last night I enjoyed spending the evening with a wonderful group of friends.  I laughed, cried, sang and of course enjoyed good food and a few light beers.  The age span was more than 30 years between all of us.  But, that didn’t matter.  We shared the common thread of loving life.  On my drive home [...]

The Summer Solstice

Happy Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year! Today is a day of possibilities!  The word Sol+stice is the combination of two Latin words – Sol, meaning “sun” and stice which means “to stand still”.  There are SO many ways to celebrate this day.  I know that later today I will be celebrating with [...]