A Prayer

Many people around me are hurting today. Today’s post is simply a prayer… A prayer for comfort for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law who just lost their son, and for all those who have lost loved ones… A prayer for healing for my step-father who is very ill and headed back to the hospital, and for … More A Prayer

Little One

This is my oldest son and his daughter (my only granddaughter… so far).  I don’t know what it is about babies that is so enthralling, but I could watch her for hours.  Maybe it is that everything mesmerizes her… everything is an adventure.  Oh, to remember that everything is a miracle!

Coming of Age

Today is my son’s 18th birthday.  (It is also my sister’s birthday, and my nephew’s… and mine was yesterday. Whew!  Busy couple of days!)  It is one of the those bittersweet occasions.  I am happy for my adult son, but my little boy is no more.  I only have one more in the nest, so … More Coming of Age

Best Gift Ever

On May 22, 1965, I got the best gift ever.  It fit perfectly (and still does).  It still works.  In fact, the more I use it, the stronger it gets.  I almost lost it last year, so now it is even more precious.  Forty-nine years ago, my mom and dad gave me life in the … More Best Gift Ever

Human Touch

A friend who attends my spiritual center brought her mother with her for the first time today.  At the end of our service, we all hold hands and sing It’s In Every One Of Us, and many folks get the whole Kum Ba Yah sway going.  My daughter and her husband also brought a friend … More Human Touch

Fighting for Air and Finishing

Many of the people I love, and some of those I’ve lost, have tried to quit smoking.  Some have been successful.  Others have not.  I support the Fight for Air Walk because the American Lung Association does help people quit smoking.  My first walk was about the grieving process after losing my dad.  This year’s … More Fighting for Air and Finishing

Almost Graduation

My son and his girlfriend would have graduated from high school today except that they both are going to have to make up some credits.  My son failed Algebra II, which he will be taking this summer.  His girlfriend moved from another state with different graduation requirements, so she will be completing a PE requirement … More Almost Graduation

Bedtime Routine (Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge)

This challenge has got me seeing everything as a potential subject.  After struggling with some shots of some textured toothbrush handles, I opted for this one of my son’s Waterpik, another part of his bedtime routine.  I took some others as well, but after careful consideration this one made the cut.  Taken with my iPhone … More Bedtime Routine (Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge)