Archive for March, 2012

My beautiful boy, Joseph Matthew Leon Kimutis 10/10/91 – 3/31/11

  My heart is heavy, my eyes are wet.  My emotions raw.  I was reading comments on the “RIP Joe Kimutis” page of Facebook.  It is a Tribute to my boy.  SO many kind and loving comments written by his friends.  Joe’s life was not long, but was certainly wide and deep.  I am thankful [...]

A Circle Complete.

A year ago today my son walked out the front door, smiling and laughing.  I don’t know why, but I turned around from where I was sitting to watch him.  My last words to him, “I love you, Jody.”  That was the last time I saw my boy, alive. A part of my heart died [...]

Birthday choices.

Today, I am 52.  Yesterday was the last day of the worst year of my life. I am not the same woman who woke up last year on March 29th.  Last year I  sat at the Melting Pot with my family.  My four-pack.  I remember sitting back in my seat during dinner.  I took a moment to [...]

A Celebration of Life.

I held my breath as I walked into the funeral home.  I knew if I saw my dad there, well, then it must really be true.  My dad was a larger-than-life kind of guy.  So, thinking of him, here, inside a funeral home, just didn’t seem right. I never understood when people would say, “He [...]

On the Other Side

Someone told me about this song.  This morning, the morning of my Dad’s funeral, I have no other words. On the other side, the sun always shines No minutes, no hour, there’s no such thing as time Where the streets are paved with gold and you never grow old on the other side On the [...]

Daddy – Chosen as a “Person of Interest” in his community.

Businessman set example with success, generosity By Mary Pickels, TRIBUNE-REVIEW Monday, March 26, 2012 Robert J. Tischler Submitted Mary Pickels is a Tribune-review staff writer and can be reached at 724-836-5401 or via e-mail. In 1950, Robert Tischler gave his fiancee a brick as a Christmas present. It represented the house the couple planned in [...]

Happy Birthday Sarah Katherine!!

Today is my girl’s birthday.  It is hard to believe that it has been 18 years since I walked into the nursery at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Burbank, California, and saw my tiny daughter for the first time. Adopting our children was clearly the smartest decision I have made in my life.  That tiny baby, only 6 [...]

I never thought he would go.

There is a chill in the air, the sky is full of clouds and it is raining.  Raining hard.  I have enjoyed the nice weather.  It has helped me to not think about it being the end of March.  There is no fooling me today.  The sadness of my dad’s passing has collided with the memories of this week [...]

Rest In Peace, my sweet Daddy.

My heart breaks again.  God has taken another love from my life.  Just one day after his 87th birthday, my dad shut his eyes and has gone home to Heaven.  I am certain that my dear sweet son reached out his arms and said, “Welcome home Pup.” It sounds odd to hear myself say this, but I [...]

Back to reality

Like Eminen says in his song, “Lose Yourself” – Snap, back to reality, oh, there goes gravity….. I am back on American soil.  Costa Rica was very nice.  The nicest thing about Costa Rica, other than spending time with my sister, was being able to take some time to step back.  Step out of my life, [...]