Archive for February, 2018

A moment of prayer.

I haven’t written a blog in a few days. I started a medication for my psoriatic arthritis and my body said, “Nope, not gonna work.” I have spent a lot of time on my couch with a fever and a rash. Having a fever makes everything in your body hurt. While I still have a [...]


Gone are the days that you can send your children to school with a knowing that they are safe until they return home. The shooting yesterday was the 18th in 2018. We are only 45 days into this year. I don’t have the answers to solve this epidemic. What I do know is that a [...]

My Valentine.

It is Valentine’s Day.  My valentine was up and out of the house before the sun came up. As many of us are, I am blessed.  After 30 years together, he is still the first person I want to talk to every day. My life has been a road of smooth pavement and potholes.  In [...]

Blessing bags.

Sarah made blessing bags for the hungry and homeless in Pittsburgh. She started this a few years ago, in memory of Joe. Yesterday I received a photo from the distribution day of the bags. I just love this! If you donate to the Joseph Kimutis Memorial Fund, donate auction items or join us for our [...]


I woke up this morning to four inches of fresh snow. Winter continues. Now, the sun is shining through my windows and I hear a bird chirping. Hope of spring. Hope. It is always good to have hope.  


I often talk about how we need to value each other. How we need to live in the moment. How this moment, this day, is all we are promised. There is no promise of a tomorrow. Then life and death happens. It will happen to all of us. None of us are getting out of [...]

National Pizza Day.

Yesterday was National Pizza Day! I don’t know how I missed that! Pizza is my favorite food. I think it goes back to when I was a kid and my mama and I would make the Chef Boyardee pizza together. When I was in high school I had friends who worked at a pizza shop. [...]

24 years ago today.

Today isn’t Sarah’s birthday, but it is the day that she became our girl. John and I were watching television the evening of February 8, 1994. Our adoption facilitator called us and said that a birthmother had chosen us to adopt her little girl. We spoke with her birthmother for a long time that night, [...]

Appreciate the good.

It is cold. It is snowing. It is exactly one month until I see the bright blue skies of sunny Florida. I’m grateful for these cold and snowy days. They put things in perspective for me. Help me to appreciate the good. I’m thinking about all the areas of my life today. I am appreciating [...]

Milton’s Secret.

We watched the movie Milton’s Secret. I recommend it. I didn’t really know anything about it as it began, but I saw that it was based on a book by Eckhart Tolle. I knew it would be good and have a message. He is the author of The Power of Now and I love that [...]