One of life's sweet surprises...

It's hard for me to believe it now, but there was a time in my life when I wasn't sure I wanted to be a mother. I mean, kids can be so annoying and demanding! (I know I was!) ...more

Where Do I Begin?

My dear, dear blog, I have had so many good intentions of writing to you over the past few weeks, but alas,...more

Lesson #85 (Happy Birthday in Heaven, Mama!)

When I asked my mom what she wanted for her birthday last year, she thought for a minute, then said "More time."...more

And another year makes... 28?

Despite my best efforts to slow down...more

Memories, and other sweet!s

"...remember someone said that God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December...." ~J.M. Barrie, "Courage" (The Rectorial Address Delivered at St. Andrews University, 1922 May 3rd) ...more

Rain. A sweet! for me... a curse for others.

Our rain started last night. A determined, confident rain that would match any long-distance runner in the Olympics... persistent and focused ....more

Thirty-Four Years... wait, thirty-four years?

One thing you learn in a long marriage is how many sneezes to wait before saying, "Bless you." ~Robert Brault ...more

Sweet is the voice of a sister...

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow, and wise is the counsel of those who love us. ~Benjamin Disraeli ...more

Getting Unstuck, and other sweet!s...

At the time of my last 'sweet' post, I mentioned going through one of the boxes of my mom's things and crying when I came across her uneaten...more

The Last First 25 Years...

"The first fact about the celebration of birthdays is that it is a good way of affirming defiantly, and even flamboyantly, that it is a good thing to be alive." ~G.K. Chesterton, "Our Birthday," 1935 ...more
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