Archive for February, 2012

Focus on the children.

I received emails and comments regarding my blog yesterday.  What I write on this blog is simply my opinion.  It is okay if you do not agree with me.   But, please do not ask me to agree with you. Since I wrote it two more children have died after being shot while they sat in their high [...]

Guns kill people.

I am SO tired of the theory that “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”  Really?  I think people with guns, kill people. A troubled teenager with the ability to get his hands on a gun is a flaw in the system.  Yes, this is America.  Yes, it is our constitutional right to bear arms.  [...]

Starry, Starry Night

Last night John said, “Grab a sweatshirt and come outside on the deck with me.”  It was a clear and beautiful night.  He pointed at the sky and told me the names of the planets that we were seeing.  Jupiter, Mars, Venus.  Such a wonderful night. We talked about how we plan to travel to a place where it is [...]

Mother of an Angel.

Yesterday was not a good day.  I was sad, plain and simple.  I wanted my boy to be here and I missed him.  All in a big way.  The upside of a day is that it is only 24 hours.  Today is a new day.   I can’t have another day like yesterday.  Not today.  Not [...]

Not my best day.

The wind is blowing and it is snowing.  Today is not a great day for me.  I didn’t sleep well.  I came downstairs around 2:30.  Usually I don’t need to turn on a light.  The digital frame containing a photo of Joe on a snowboard sits on the table in the family room.  It acts [...]

Thank you for your kind words.

Last night Sadie and I went to watch her little sister play basketball.  We went back to the gym at Our Lady of Grace school.   Between Sadie playing volleyball and both Sadie and Joe playing basketball, spirit shows, 8th grade plays, etc. I have logged MANY hours on those bleachers.  Twelve years. So last night, walking [...]

No one is where they are.

John and I recently went to a restaurant/bar.  While we sat there waiting to be served, I made an observation.  No one is where they are.  It was happy hour and sitting at the high top table next to us were two couples.  Two of them were texting, one was playing Words with Friends and the [...]

Ash Wednesday

When I was little, I was afraid of Ash Wednesday.  I remember accidently putting my head down on my arm during school.  When I lifted my head, I saw the slight smudge of gray on my arm.  Oh, no.  Sr. Rosemond warned us earlier, “DO NOT touch the ashes on your forehead.  God wants you [...]

A good therapist.

I spoke with my therapist yesterday.  Love her.  Seeing her is being in a place where all the pieces fit. I don’t know if that makes sense.  To me, therapy is like building a puzzle.  In the beginning you drop all of the puzzle pieces out of the box and onto the table.  We then sort out [...]

Two wonderful guys.

Here are two of my favorite guys.  This picture shows you who they were –  fun guys with big hearts.  My dad thought it would be fun to take a few of his Hawaiian shirts on a cruise vacation we took a few years ago.  He got Joe to wear one with him. Joe was a [...]