Couldn’t have said it better…

I love this blog about Big Feelings. This writer captures motherhood beautifully. For all my young mom friends and my daughters who will be joining the new mom brigade someday, read this and believe it. To all my empty nester friends, read this and remember. We all have these big feelings and it's so true that the years crept by sometimes but now, they feel like they happened just a minute ago. Read … [Read more...]

A not-so Cinderella experience

Have you read the quote that Cinderella is proof that the right pair of shoes can change your life? I'm not sure if that's true but I am proof that a memory of the wrong pair of shoes can stay with you forever.  I recently saw this picture on Facebook and it brought back some funny shoe memories. Let me say at the outset that I had shoe problems as a child. Problem #1: When all my friends were buying shoes in adult women sizes, I still wore children's shoes. Imagine the horror of dressing … [Read more...]

Goodbye Grandpa Turner

Well, Grandpa, you did it. You gracefully slipped out of this life today and reunited with the love of your life, Grandma Turner. Every time I think of you seeing her again, I smile. You told us you'd only give us until you were 90, and then you were going to get on your way. You made it to 89 and a half. Grandpa, it was a privilege to be your daughter-in-law and to become part of the Turner family. I remember the first time I met your family, and I thought, “I want a family just like … [Read more...]

In Like a Lion

Happy March! Yesterday I woke up to a winter wonderland, again. Felt like the movie Groundhog Day. Remember Bill Murray waking up day after day and experiencing the exact same thing over and over? "I'll give you a winter prediction: it's gonna be cold , it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last for the rest of your life." When I watched Groundhog Day, I felt a sensation of rising panic in my restless soul. I hate routine and the idea of living the same day over and over endlessly … [Read more...]