Family, Tree

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.

Summer Solstice

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

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!

Thriving With Autism

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

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