Happily Ever After

“I never planned this part of my life,” I said with a laugh, telling my friend about life after raising boys. I had only dreamed about my future career, marriage and life with children, and there we were about to embark on a new adventure together. The teacher was experienced. He knew exactly what he was talking about and even though I’d been a volunteer … Continue reading Happily Ever After

Finding the Good in the Bad = Living

A story on my heart today…  After writing it, my sister made me laugh out loud when she told me she was teaching a 45-year-old friend how to drive today. She gave me another laugh when she texted, “You wanted to learn to drive stick shift. Unfortunately, you never learned to drive stick that I’m aware of, lol.” But I did and her lessons really … Continue reading Finding the Good in the Bad = Living

Steinhatchee: More Than Scallops

Since the time I wrote this story two years ago, my grandmother’s house has withstood another hurricane. Mom said she couldn’t endure another clean-up after a flood, so she and my dad worked hard over the past eight months to have it raised from almost completely ground level to preserve it. It looks a little different now that it’s a little bit closer to heaven, … Continue reading Steinhatchee: More Than Scallops

Change

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. It’s my honor to begin the first blog post in this new season of my life with a … Continue reading Change