The Rainbow Comes & Goes

August 9th, 2018
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Rainbow Book

This beautifully written and touching book offers up the belief that troubles will inevitably come into your life but those troubles won’t always stay with you.

Good times will return and while the rainbow may not stay as long as you would like, there is beauty and hope in knowing that it will always come back to you.

Stay calm when you find yourself in the midst of a crisis for these can became moments of rebirth.

And rejoice, yes, rejoice, when the rainbow comes back to you.

This insightful outlook on life comes from a mother and son who … Read More

Let Them Eat Cake

February 29th, 2016
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A Variety of Wedding Cakes Weddings are the ultimate in family celebrations and June 11 is the big day for my son and his wonderful fiancé! As many of you already know, wedding planning is made up of hundred of decisions, large and small and as with most things life, the process is so different from when I got married decades ago. I mean this in a good way because now there are more choices about invitations, places to get married and of course, the cake which makes the wedding feel that much more personal, reflecting the styles of the… Read More

One Golden Birthday

June 25th, 2015
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Hi Resilient Readers! I truly believe that every day is a gift from God and that in each day there is some good, some ray of sunshine that we can cherish for its ability to warm us and reveal surprising acts of kindness, compassion and love.     For me, the goodness of today is that 25 years ago I became a Mom. God gave me and my husband the incredible gift of a wondrous baby boy and ever since his birth I have been on the adventure of a lifetime.  From the moment you were handed to me, I… Read More

An R&R Weekend

June 2nd, 2014
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James-River This past weekend the weather in my part of the world was picture perfect and I took advantage of it by visiting my wonderful son who lives in Richmond and also helping my talented sister and friends sell their crafts at a local fair. Oh my goodness unplugged, unfiltered, unscheduled time just feeds my soul to the max! On a bridge overlooking the James River & the city of Richmond It was a weekend of forgetting about my usual chores and errands and just spending time with people I  love and care about.  My feeling is there will always be… Read More

Angry Grief Is Not Pretty

May 28th, 2014
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Richard Martinez (center) at a press conference. Photo courtesy of USA Today. Angry grief is not pretty; especially the white hot, messy anger that Richard Martinez is feeling. Uncomfortable as it is to watch, everything Martinez is feeling is normal and human.  He is expressing the rage and the sorrow he feels right now at the tragic loss 0f his son.  We aren’t used to watching someone freely express their unfiltered, raw anger about the loss of a loved one.  Our culture sends us the message that it’s better to keep a lid on it.  Don’t emote all over the place. Yet Martinez has experienced a shock, a deep loss that is… Read More

Oh Those Tacky Christmas Lights!

December 5th, 2013
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Christmas lights take me back to the innocence of my childhood, to a time when my parents would gather me and my five siblings and put us in the station wagon with winter coats over our pajamas and we would ride around the neighborhood and look at the Christmas lights displayed on other people’s houses. Did you do that too? One of the houses on the Richmond Tacky Lights Christmas tour Photo courtesy of Richmond.com                                         Those were the days when… Read More

Special Birthday Wishes

June 25th, 2013
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Twenty three years ago today, my magical son was born! From the bottom of my heart I couldn’t love you more!!  You are a joy and a wonder and watching you grow into a young man is and always will be exciting. I know this past year has been a challenge for you but you have never been one to run away from difficult situations and I know that this coming year holds some good, solid, life-changing news for you!!  I don’t know what the good news will be, but I sense it will be delivered to you this year… Read More

What Am I About?

May 16th, 2013
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One of the presents that my insightful son gave me for Mother’s Day is a book about blogging. From the very first post I wrote, he has always been my biggest supporter.  I love it! He is always asking me what I am going to write about and I run ideas by him to get a younger point of view and I also ask him for permission to write about him or something he said or did.  Some writers would disagree with requesting permission from him but I feel it is the polite thing to do and asking also prevents… Read More

Being A Mommy

May 12th, 2013
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On June 25, 1990 my life changed forever. I gave birth to a magical baby boy and I discovered a kind of love I had never known before. A fierce, unconditional and wondrous kind of love that continues to take my breath away! I say surprising because I was totally unprepared for the depth and the size of this love for my son.  As the oldest of six children and one of 35 first cousins, I grew up constantly surrounded by babies and toddlers.  Also, there is only seven years separating me and the youngest of my siblings, who are… Read More