Pardon the play on words, or should I say punctuation? It was what came to mind when I saw the photo. This was taken several months ago at the local zoo.
Today’s Summer Solstice, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year, will be a little longer for some. Today my sister-in-law buried her oldest son. What should have been a day to celebrate the beginning of summer, instead was a day of mourning. At the graveside service, the officiant quoted … More Summer Solstice
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu On this Wisdom Wednesday, Reverend Tutu’s words remind me of all the wonderful gifts with which I have been blessed.
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
As Father’s Day comes to a close, I am thinking about all the fathers in my life. My son, who is celebrating his second Father’s Day, has a baby girl who simply adores him. I am proud of the dad he is, especially because he didn’t really have a role model. When I was a … More When You’re Right, You’re Right
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!
I walk nearly every day. While I’m walking, I listen to personal growth mp3’s, webcasts, podcasts, or radio programs. As I walk and listen, I frequently begin composing my blog post for the day, often unintentionally. Tonight was no different. Today was my youngest son’s 12th birthday. Although all children go through things as they … More Thriving With Autism
My son needed to make up a half credit of Algebra II to complete his graduation requirements. He attempted Credit Recovery (essentially, online summer school) for the same, with negative results. This program leaves out one of the most important components of education, which is the aid of a human being who can diagnose problems … More Tutoring for a Teenager
My son planted a garden for me this spring. So far, we have enjoyed red leaf lettuce and butter crisp lettuce from it. I have also used the spearmint we’ve grown in a cucumber and pineapple dish that I love, and in iced tea. Because my broccoli began flowering, I researched whether I should toss … More Broccoli Greens and Being a Good Steward
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