Archive for April, 2013

Nine minutes in Heaven.

I saw a woman today on the Anderson Show.  She was telling her story about a trip to the hospital to have a routine surgery.  While there, her breathing stopped and she was technically dead for nine minutes. She remembers closing her eyes after receiving pain medication.  She said that she drifted off to sleep and the next [...]

He’s back.

The other day I asked John if he thought the duck would be back to our swimming pool this spring.  Last year we had a duck that would come to float in our pool.  He was alone, and we have no idea from where he came.  Well, he is back. And, I’m happy about that.

A perfect beach day.

I had a dream last night.  I was sitting in my favorite chair, alone on the beach.  The sky was cloudless.  The sun was hot in the sky.  I shut my eyes and turned my face to the sun.   The beach was empty except for the sea gulls and pelicans.  I felt at home and able [...]

Pain is self-chosen.

My very favorite poet is Kahlil Gibran.  One of my favorite books is The Prophet.  I first read that book when I was in the eighth grade.  If you haven’t read it, you should.  There are always copies available at the Half Price Bookstore.  I love the written word.  I love when the words are [...]

A blog comment.

Yesterday, a friend placed a comment on my blog.  She shared two stories with me and I want to share them with you. I love when I read the comments and emails that I receive from so many of you.  This blog has served as a wonderful release of my thoughts and feelings over the last [...]

Free to a good home.

I am cleaning.  Making changes.  I will tell you more about that later, but for now, I have a dressser/desk that needs a new home.  It is a very nice piece.  Unique.  It has been in my mother’s family since she was a child.  The center can be lowered and there is a desk inside.  [...]

How many children?

I heard from a lot of people after yesterday’s blog.  I received responses, comments and emails.  I love when people take the time to contact me.  I love hearing your responses, thoughts and feelings.  I love the love that I feel from all of you. I think I was misunderstood.  I wrote about the question, [...]

10:10 – Purple Rain.

I had an appointment with a new doctor.  One question she asked, “How many children do you have?”  Without thinking, I responded, “Two.”  I took a quick breath, realizing what I said.  I didn’t correct myself.  For the moment I wanted to remain “normal”.  I was thinking about Joe as I walked to my car.  [...]

Faith in Spring.

I am SO thankful to see the blooms of spring time!  I drove past a row of trees yesterday.  At first they looked heavy with wet snow.  But, no, they were full of white flower blooms.  Beautiful. Everywhere we look we can see new growth.  Rebirth.  I know that for us, John cut the grass [...]

Kindergarten Day.

It’s Kindergarten Day. The first day at Kindergarten is a memorable, exciting, nervous, and anxious time for mother and child. Most children and mothers will never forget the first day at Kindergarten. Hopefully, it was a good experience for all!  Back in my day, the first day of Kindergarten was the first day that most [...]