Now That I Can Breathe Without Tears

This was my post on Facebook the day following the tragic and brutal assassination of five police officers just 20 miles east of me in Dallas. I thought I would share it here and then expand: "I spent the better part of last night with my ear glued to the radio. I feel like a…

Fifty

He turned 50 yesterday. He was working out of town and didn't get home until really late. The children were all asleep as they had final exams today and needed the rest. I sat with him for a little while, fighting to keep my eyelids open. Five o'clock in the morning comes so fast. I…

You’re Welcome

So the high school bus shows up today and only 2 of the 3 kids who were supposed to be on it, got down. I received a phone call from an unknown number just as the bus pulled away. He:  Mom? It's me. Me: Yeah? Let me guess. You missed the bus. He: I did.…

The Beauty in Asking for Help

We got off to a late start again this year. Several of us had medical issues that affected our family lives that sort of forced us to put Starry Night Prom fundraising on the back burner. But it's become known to us as "the little Prom that could" and it can. I started promoting our…

Starry Night Prom 2016

It's that time of year again! That's right. It's Prom Season. And the Starry Night Prom 2016 is coming up on us....fast! "What's the Starry Night Prom?" you ask. Let me tell you by including part of our Starry Night Prom donations request letter: "The Starry Night Prom started in 2008 with a vision to…

Nurses Need Superhero Capes

My son had surgery to repair a deviated septum and some sinus issues and for good measure, the ENT decided to yank out those pesky tonsils along as he was under general anesthesia. When they brought me back to the step-down recovery area, I giggled a little. Yeah, I'm a jerk. But it was kind…

Heartstrings

The last thing thing he said to me was, "Don't forget to get that bill in the mailbox before the mailman shows up." I nodded my head and locked the door behind him. I came into my room and turned on the computer while grabbing my purse so that I could write the check out.…

And Now What You’ve All Been Waiting For…..

I know I promised full disclosure as to the details of our trip from Egypt to the U.S.   And yeah, it's been three weeks since we got back so I can't blame jet-lag any longer.  The truth is, nothing really happened.  I know, right?  Who the hell's life am I living and when will…

Consideration of Others IS Consideration of Self

RESPECT - an act of giving particular attention: ConsiderationRespect is a vital ingredient to any relationship. It is needed for a healthy relationship with self, partner, parent, spouse, child, neighbor, competitor, stranger, boss, employee and even enemy. (Yes. There are enemies who hate one another but still respect one another.)I have encountered more disrespect in…

Respect for Elders

So, yesterday was another scorcher and I opted to send two of my kids down to the corner store to pick up a bunch of stuff we were missing. They spent about 35 Pounds buying me groceries and complained that the owner was really crabby.  I blew it off and went about making breakfast (it's…