Archive for March, 2015

Have a “For Good” day.

Four years ago today my beautiful boy, Joe, returned to spirit. I hope that today he is celebrating with my parents and his other grandfather. I do not want this to be a day of sadness, but a day of celebrating who he was when he was here. He was a kind and loving guy. [...]

Four years an angel.

Four  years 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 [...]

Turning 55.

Today, I am 55. What better way is there to ring in my birthday than having a house full of people to celebrate the birthday of Sadie? It was so nice to have a party for her and celebrate her life. I love numbers and thought I would look to see the meaning of the [...]

“Hi Susan, it’s your Mother.”

I have been having a hard time believing that my mother is gone. It was two weeks yesterday. In an extra bedroom in our house, I have placed the end table, secretary and small round table that were in my family living room when I was growing up. I also hung up a few pictures [...]

National Joe Day.

I opened my email this morning and I saw this: NATIONAL JOE DAY Enjoy a cup of “joe” with all of your friends named Joe, Jo, Joey, Joseph, Josephine, Johanna, Joann, Jodie or any variant of the name Joe every year on March 27th, National Joe Day. During our research, we found that this day [...]

Happy Birthday, Gloria Steinem!

Happy Birthday, Gloria Steinem! I remember getting my first copy of Ms. magazine, back in the day. Thank you, Gloria! Here are a few of my favorite Gloria Steinmen quotes: “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” “The future depends entirely on [...]

Happy 21st Birthday to my Sadie!

It has been twenty-one years since John and I walked into St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank California and saw our little baby girl for the first time. I remember that day as clearly as if it were yesterday. Since that time, my girl has been a wonderful joy in my life. When she was little [...]

On Death, Kahlil Gibran

Since I was a very young girl, I loved the writings of Kahlil Gibran. I had a lot of trouble sleeping last night and turned to one of my favorite books, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, for comfort. On Death Kahlil Gibran You would know the secret of death. But how shall you find it [...]

Dad, an angel for three years.

Today, it is three years since I had my last conversation with my dad.  My dad was an awesome man.  A wonderful dad.  I think about my dad every day. Now, I think of my parents once again joined together, and my son, Joe with them. Each year, on this day, I post the following: During that [...]

A sign from mama.

Before my mama’s passing, she and I often talked about the signs we received from Joe and my dad. On one occasion when I spoke with her I told her to send me butterflies. She said, “I will see what I can do.” Other times she joked and asked me how I expected her to [...]