Category Archives: family

Every kid needs a Sandy and Denny

Sandy and Denny. My parent’s relationship with them began before we were born.  They were great friends.  My mom’s best friend was Sandy. When we were born, all four of us, became their children.  They didn’t have any of their … Continue reading

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Permamnent Driving Companion

A four hour drive that turned into five. That’s just what happens when you have kids in the car. I sat by my sister’s side, as I grabbed this and that. Aunt Rachel, I dropped my baby, can you please … Continue reading

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Fears…

We all fear something.  I am afraid of butterflies.  Yes…  they fly weird.  They flail, they have no direction, I don’t like not knowing where they are flying to. But those fears like that–  they are superficial.  Deep down.  That’s where … Continue reading

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Special Visitors

I believe in ghosts. I believe that the people that have passed away, that were important to us can come visit us.  Maybe in their own way. Maybe they talk to you in a dream…  maybe they play a little … Continue reading

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Planning… and planning… and planning.

It started as a small idea last year when we were leaving our Florida vacation.  This trip was awesome, let’s do a family vacation again next year. The small idea lived through the year, and it grew. It grew into … Continue reading

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Cancer

It is just such an ugly word.  Almost everyone personally knows someone who has been affected by this disease in some way. A year and a half ago, I lost my mother-in-law to cancer.  She battled and battled for so … Continue reading

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The Sponge

I have the pleasure of having a nephew that lives a few mere blocks from where I work. So one of the most joyous parts of my day is when I get to stop by my parents house and see … Continue reading

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