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city kid grows up

My city kid spent part of spring break in his old neighborhood. Whenever I think about how quickly time has passed, I remember riding our elevator not too long after Max was born. I was holding him when Sarah,…

road trip, email and cookie dough
gratitude grief

road trip, email and cookie dough

Max and I spent a few days a few weeks ago at Common Place Farm. I love what my friends have done to support the healing energy of this very special place. They invited me to consider making a…

gardenia
gratitude grief

gardenias and birthdays

Last week on the Tuesday before Holy Week commenced, I walked into my empty house and the scent of gardenias was overwhelming. At first I went from room to room smelling and wondering if someone accidentally left a candle burning.…

gratitude grief spirit

Thanksgiving

  Oh friends, there is so much to be grateful for. I awoke at 6am and accompanied by my faithful friend Cody spent a few hours finishing the preparation for today’s dinner. Last night I posted on Facebook the…

mums
gratitude grief spirit

mums

  My brother David brought me the two most beautiful potted mums this fall – one bright yellow and the other deep red. Watering one day I noticed one small flower “that was not like the others”  (please hum…

feather
gratitude grief spirit

feathers

Seriously mom? Feathers? Isn’t this just a bit too stereotypical? See, I have been noticing feathers on my path for weeks. From tiny ones inside my house (that don’t look anything like the down in my comforter) to all…

gratitude spirit

catholic school

Max was regaling me with a story of the kids at school and the “family” they have created.  Max is the son, who they enter into boy pageants.  He has one sister, mom, dad, grandparents and aunts and uncles.…