Tempests

Tempests. Storms. Crises. Call them what you will, but they come as surely as the sun rises every morning. Yesterday we were back to normal. Kids off to school, Parents back at work. We were back in full swing and wouldn’t you know it, along came a teenager. My youngest seems to be making up for lost […]

2012

The day is almost done and so is the year. My house is filled with an eclectic mix of music featuring Macklemore, Toby Keith & The Zac Brown Band. My girls are gathered around the kitchen computer with their dad watching random videos on YouTube, my son is bent on world domination via the XBox […]

Thankful Thursday – while life is painful and doesn’t make sense

Yesterday we had an unexpected death in the family.  Elly, a cousin of my Mom’s that she was particularly close to, lost control of her vehicle on an icy road and ended up perishing in the ensuing accident.  A life that was big and beautiful is now silenced. The family is devastated and in shock. How do we […]

I Miss You

Yesterday marked your 69th birthday. Oh how I wish we could’ve celebrated with you. To see you smile, laugh and to hold you once more. I miss you. The ache of your loss still makes my throat close, and tears to well. When you left us to fend for ourselves here on earth, you left a […]

Seventeen

Today, you, my first born turn 17. It’s a moment in time, yet felt keenly. I’ve never been the Mom of a 17-year old before. And I’m not sure I’m ready to release you just yet, though I know the time is coming, sooner than I think. It seems that it wasn’t all that long […]

Three Score and Ten

Today is my Dad’s birthday. He is and always has been one of my heroes. Today he has hit a another mile-stone number – 70.At a family breakfast to celebrate him this weekend, we got to talking about where he was born – a small town in the Netherlands, right in the middle of World […]

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