On this Mother's Day, I'm doing something very brave for me. I am sharing OUT LOUD a very painful time in my life. How my sister mothered my children when I couldn't. How is that brave? Because I find it SO hard to cry in front of people, to let down my guard and bare my … [Read more...] about How My Sister Mothered My Children When I Couldn’t
It's happened again. Someone has died and I'm gobsmacked. Shocked. Slapped up sideways that someone I admire is no longer here. Poof. Impossible. My mind refuses to believe that this person was here one minute and gone the next. Naive? I don't think so. My own husband died … [Read more...] about Apparently I Needed Yet Another Wake Up Call
The good folks over at Finish The Sentence Friday have come up with a beaut of a prompt this week. "The hardship I'm most thankful for ..." Of course I could natter on about the gigantic elephant in the room. That hellish hardship of my 38 year-old husband dying and leaving … [Read more...] about Skating on Thin Ice
Our pediatrician did warn me that there could be possible side effects. But faced with the concept of flying solo across the Pacific from Vancouver to Auckland, New Zealand with my two wee children, I was willing to take the risk. I drugged my darlings just after takeoff. Yup. … [Read more...] about Flying Solo Across The Pacific
My friend LLB is fond of saying "there are no accidents in life." She believes that things happen for a reason. If true, that 2001 school carnival was certainly destined to be more than just a mere fundraiser. I met her on the organizing committee of the carnival. We'd likely … [Read more...] about Will You Be Remembered?