Cardinal Song

I’ve spoken on more than one occasion of the importance of music in my relationship with my late husband.  It was an integral part of our family life, and the value and meaning of certain songs and lyrics haven’t stopped simply because he’s not physically here to share the moments with me. There are times…

Unsteady

Years ago, I had an “incident” with a fun house barrel.  A and I, along with my brother, his wife, and their two boys, had taken our girls to a local fair (years before our son was born or even thought about).  The small town agricultural fair is pretty much tradition for anyone who grew up…

Conversation by the Sea

It was exactly one year ago today that I sat on the beach with my husband on a Sunday afternoon discussing the steps necessary for him to get a business started.  After pursuing a career in golf for several years, he had decided it might be time to think about earning a steady income again.…

Losing the Chaff

I’ve never been the most sociable person, mainly due to my shyness and low self-esteem. It’s actually quite curious, because some recent conversations have me analyzing the concept of perspective; it seems that many people view me in a completely different light than I view myself. Those who know me best, get the truest me…

Best Laid Plans

My plan was to take a mini-vacation. An extended weekend to visit my mother (and her side of the family) in a state that was about halfway between hers and mine.  I had worked the Mondays after Christmas and New Year’s Day, as well as MLK Day so I wouldn’t feel guilty about taking time…

Life After a Death

Nine months.  That’s how long it has been.  Today marks nine months from the date the world as I had known it shattered.  Nine months.  That’s the average human gestation period.  Nine months from the creation of life until a newborn child makes its way into this world, headed on its journey of learning and…