“Don’t hold them too much,” she said. “You don’t want to spoil them.” I was surprised at this mom’s advice to me as a soon-to-be mother of twins and decided it was something I just wasn’t willing to do. After all, there were two of them. My time would be split between them enough; I couldn’t help but hold them and tell them how much … Continue reading No Limits: A Mother’s Love
Routines. I haven’t found my perfect one… Yet. Through every life phase, I’ve adapted. This time is no different. I’m adapting, trying to figure out what I need to add and what I need to subtract from my daily life. This past Monday, a group of ladies and I welcomed over a dozen 2nd through 4th graders to my boys’ alma mater’s very first Good … Continue reading What’s on Your To Do List?
It was my honor to hold my grandmother’s hand today just like she held mine as a child. She’s lived a beautiful life – almost 101 years – and will be leaving us very soon… I wrote this story late last night and hope it brings you a good laugh. Truly, there is something really special about being bound together. The eldest just made it … Continue reading Bound Together
“Is it okay if I run inside with you so I can see your brother too?” I asked after parking the car, trying not to be an intrusive mom, invading a college student’s space. “Sure,” he said, “come on.” Upon entering the dorm, he quickly opened the door near the elevator and started running (like I had requested, lol) up the steps. “Let’s go this way,” he … Continue reading Little Moments
I once asked if she recalled singing this song to me as a kid during a bad thunderstorm when I was scared; she didn’t, but I never forgot it… Loving remembering all the special moments I’ve shared with my grandmother. We met my uncle out front, gathered the cardboard boxes, tape, her room key and walked inside. It wasn’t what I had planned to do … Continue reading Calling Her Home?
My dad and I had just walked to the gym to workout yesterday when I looked-up in the weight room and saw Princes Harry and William on the news retracing the steps they took as teens after their mom died 20 years ago. They reminded me of my own sons and in many ways as they were growing-up, I often thought of Princess Diana and … Continue reading How to Make the Fairy Tale Marriage Come True
I had not yet even gone to see where we would be building two tiny blue houses that wouldn’t be wired with electricity or have running water, and I was already crying. We had landed on the beautiful island of Jamaica the day before and had settled in a safely guarded area of Ocho Rios before we visited the historic church in St. Ann, where … Continue reading Don’t Doubt the Power of Prayer… and Patience