Monthly Musings...

September 8, 2019

I recently saw a post online where someone asked people to share an important lesson taught to them by their parents.  I read through a variety of responses.  Some were funny – how to cheat at poker.  Some were practical – save money and pay off debt.  A few were sad,...

July 15, 2019

My baby’s baby turns four this month.  However, that’s not the milestone that’s giving me the feels.  It’s the fact that my baby girl has a baby! 

For the past four years I have watched as my daughter has matured into a wonderful mother. Was I worried in the b...

April 2, 2019

It helps newborn babies to thrive and connect.  It can bring us to our knees or make our hearts flutter.  It has the ability to be cold and distant or warm and comforting.  From those we care about, we crave it.  From those whom we despise or fear, we abhor it.  I’m ta...

March 3, 2019

Recently, my almost eighteen-year old niece asked me a very interesting question.  She wanted to know if I could go back to my college days, would I.  My answer was a resounding “no”.  She seemed really surprised with my answer and said I was the first adult she’d aske...

January 17, 2019

It isn’t exactly hard to love Todd.  But it isn’t easy either.  But I knew what I was getting into.  I walked in to this relationship with my eyes wide open.    

You see, I’ve loved Todd for many years.  We are definitely not two peas on a pod....

December 6, 2018

Vacations.

Reading a good book. 

My house filled with family, friends, good food, and lots of laughter.

Snowy days when I’m “forced” to stay in and watch Netlix.

Traveling and meeting new people while learning about different cultures, customs, and food.

Really good pizza.

T...

July 3, 2018

My almost three-year-old grandson enjoys watching a TV show where the characters introduce new words during every episode.  Each show has a theme – ocean animals, bugs, vehicles, etc.  Recently, my grandson watched an episode where the discussion was about different ty...

March 22, 2018

There is an older couple at my church that I’ve known for a long time (all my life).  Over the years I had many occasions to observe their relationship and quite frankly, they were like most married couples.  They worked, built a home, raised their children, and retire...

December 11, 2017

This is the time of year we are inundated by holiday cheer – twenty-four hour a day Christmas music, sparkling lights, and some of the most hideous sweaters eyes have ever seen.  But I love it!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not caught up in the total commercial hype retailers...

October 23, 2017

My daughter-in-law, Sarah, turned thirty this month.  I think she felt a little weird (old) about reaching the big 3-0, but hey, age is just a number, right?  Besides, birthdays are a blessing.  Treat them as such.

Over the years I’d like to think that I’ve su...

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