Tag Archives: love

A Life Well Lived

She called me on my birthday last November and sang “Happy Birthday” to me on my voicemail. I saved it, so I can still hear her voice.  I found her last handwritten “Thank You” note this morning, thanking me for … Continue reading

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Mothers and Mother’s Day

Everyone reading this shares a common experience. All have, or have had, a mother. This is true even if you and your mother were separated at birth. Who mothered you may be the woman who adopted you, or a grandmother … Continue reading

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Children Grow Up When We’re Not Looking

The title of this post comes from a verse stitched in crewel by a dear loved one years ago. It was given to me when my daughter Tara was little. Tara is now the mother of our three granddaughters; Mary … Continue reading

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“Learning to Love Yourself, it is the Greatest Love of All”

You may be singing the song by the same name as the title of this post. This powerful song was sung beautifully by Whitney Houston. Unfortunately, Whitney Houston apparently did not live by the words of her song. Sadly, it … Continue reading

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The Gift(s) of Friends

This is the most wonderful time of the year! And when I say “this,” I am referring to Thanksgiving to New Years, with Christmas a very important part of the season.  Our family hosted 64 family members for Thanksgiving, with … Continue reading

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Blessed and Thankful

The last of our 64 family and friends who graced our tables and our lives at Thanksgiving this year just departed. I made the comment to some this morning that everyone leaves between yesterday and today and Mike and I … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste My Time!

My bestie for the last fifty years, Judy, has had a saying for many years that I love: “Waste my money, waste my food, but don’t waste my time.” We all know that time is money, and none of us … Continue reading

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