Archive for July, 2015

Blue moon.

When I was a kid my mama would talk about things happening, “once in a blue moon…”. I never knew what she was talking about, but I knew it meant something that doesn’t happen often. A blue moon occurs when two full moons fall in the same month. That will be happening tonight. When a [...]

Bereaved Parents month.

I saw this article yesterday. As a bereaved parent, I wanted to share this information. When Joe died, everyone around us could fall into one of four categories: 1. Friends and family who showed up, stood beside us and did everything possible to help. 2. People who saw through us, as if we were invisible, [...]

A new table.

When John and I were in Florida I saw a picnic table and benches that I loved. We took this photo. We walked into Home Depot and I showed a helpful employee this photo asking, “Can you give us everything we will need to make this table?” After 45 minutes of selecting wood, we had [...]

Rest In Peace, Bobbi Kristina.

I was sad to hear about the passing of Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. I remember seeing an Oprah Winfrey interview not long after Whitney’s death. At that time it was obvious to me that Bobbi Kristina was in need of serious support and counseling. She was grieving and struggling so visibly that it [...]

Six years since Receiving Birth.

It is hard to believe that I completed my book, Receiving Birth, six years ago this month. When I think back to my life during the summer of 2009, I am aware of how very much my life has changed since that time. I would get up each morning and write a chapter of the [...]

The blues.

It was nice sleeping, or should I say, coughing, in my own bed last night. While I had a great time on vacation, there is nothing better than family time, I was sick nearly the entire week. I always love returning home from vacation. I have a new appreciation for where I live. I guess, [...]

Mother Teresa.

I had a dream about Mother Teresa last night. She was working in Burger King.  A customer was giving her a hard time about their order. She was very kind to them. Made me think of the poem that was written for her. Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive [...]

Sick by the sea.

The Internet is out. I’m typing this on my phone. Today is our last. It looks like it is going to rain today. I have been sick all week. So has my sister and a few others. Johnny started feeling bad yesterday. We are dropping like flies. My positive thought for today is I will [...]

Parents on the beach.

I had a dream last night. I was sitting on a beach chair just before dawn. I was alone. With my eyes closed I listened to the steady sounds of the waves as they reached the shore. Even with my eyes closed I became aware that someone was near. When I opened my eyes, I [...]

A cold in the heat.

“Hark, now hear the sailors cry Smell the sea and feel the sky Let your soul and spirit fly Into the mystic” Ahh, just reading that makes me feel a bit better. I did sleep last night, so hopefully that allows me to do something today. Being sick on vacation is no fun. I am [...]