Archive for March, 2018

Joseph Matthew Kimutis 10/10/91-3/31/11

Seven years ago this morning, John, Sadie and I returned home from the hospital without our Joe. No sleep for any of us. We had to stop at my parent’s house, wake them from their sleep and tell them that Joe was gone. Horrific. We were home only a short time before they came. The [...]

Seven years an angel.

Seven 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 [...]

My Birthday.

Today is my birthday. I am 58. While some may moan and groan about another year of aging, I embrace them.  They are a gift. We are blessed with each year.  Yes, I think my face tells a story, as the song goes, that life hasn’t always been easy.  Each line and wrinkle are distinctly [...]

Find your peace.

Life happens so quickly. One minute all is well, then next we are faced with a change or a challenge. A huge decision or a death. Slow down. Take a lot of deep breaths. Find time during the chaos to sit quietly. Ask for help and guidance. Find your peace.    

The 90 percent.

Yesterday I talked about my not so great experience with my doctors. I talked about my health. Today I want to talk about the other 90 percent of my life. It is said and proven that what we give our attention to, we attract more of. So, I don’t want to give my attention to [...]

A medical morning.

I was up early this morning. I had two doctor appointments. I went to the garage and my car battery was dead. Not a good start to my day, no pun intended. I spent an hour with my rheumatologist and his physician’s assistant. My blood pressure managed to reach 198/110 as they painted a bleak [...]

Happy Birthday, Sarah Katherine!

I woke up this morning with a heart full of gratitude. My baby girl is 24 today. When I think of all the things that had to happen so that Sadie could become my daughter it makes my head spin. When John and I filed for adoption in September of 1993 we requested a girl. [...]

Returning home.

I returned home last night. The sunshine that woke me up today was very different than the sunshine of the last few weeks. I always enjoy my time in Florida. Some of my very favorite friends live on that island. It feels like I live between two worlds. I am blessed to love them both. [...]

Homeward bound.

It is time.  Time to pack it up, and go back to Pittsburgh.  Life here on this little island is worlds away from my life at home.  I exhale as we drive over the causeway to this island.  Breathe easy while I am here.  It is a simple life.  No worries. I always have mixed [...]

Six years in heaven.

Six years ago today, the day after his birthday, my daddy died. This was my blog from that time. If you have parents on this planet, call or visit them today. Rest In Peace, my sweet Daddy. Category: Uncategorized My heart breaks again.  God has taken another love from my life.  Just one day after his [...]