Showered with love.

Two dozen of my friends and family came to the house yesterday. All the important women in my and Sarah’s life. We had a baby shower for Aubrey and Noa. We wanted them to meet our tribe. After everyone left and all the pink tissue paper was thrown away, I felt so blessed. So blessed [...]

Expanding family.

This is an exciting time for us. Sadie’s sister, Aubrey, is in Pittsburgh. She traveled here from Houston with her two month old baby girl, Noa. Sarah and Aubrey, along with their sister, Colleen, were united for the first time in January 2017. Aubrey fits in our family like an old shoe. Our relationships with [...]

National Handshake day.

Today is National Handshake day. Handshakes always remind me of my dad. I remember when I was young, my dad taught me how to shake hands. He said it should always be firm and make eye contact with the person. My dad taught all of his grandchildren how to shake hands. Now, those are great [...]

The Caring Place

Last night I went to a dinner for the volunteers who work at The Caring Place. The Caring Place is a center for grieving children, adolescents and their families. John, Sadie and I went to the Caring Place after Joe died. John is now a volunteer at the Caring Place. I am proud of him [...]

Just do it.

Sometimes, the best thing you can do is step out of your comfort zone. Take a leap of faith. In the words of Nike, Just Do It. That is where I am right now. Moving forward can be both exciting and scary. The unknown can be the same. The last thing I want is to [...]

In my dreams.

I had a dream last night that I was sitting in a rocking chair. I was holding Joe. He was a little guy, about two years old. It was the middle of the night. Joe’s breathing was deep and raspy, asthma breaths. I rocked him slowly, singing Blackbird, by the Beatles. My kids loved that [...]

National Selfie day.

It is National Selfie day. We have been taking selfies here for as long as I can remember. Our very first picture together, is a selfie. We worked together and we got a new Polaroid camera and were trying it out. Take pictures!  

I cannot believe it.

I cannot watch the news. I cannot stand what is happening in Texas. I cannot believe that our government is doing this to children. I cannot believe there are people who think this is okay. I cannot believe this is America.  

Our Lady.

The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command [...]

A great day.

Today looks like it is going to be another great day. Yesterday, was perfect. We enjoyed the sun, swimming, laughter, friends and of course the dads. Sadie and I are both very grateful for John. I think he enjoyed his day.