It's about 6:00 am on what looks to be another gorgeous day in southwest lower Michigan and I am doing my usual routine. Take the dog out, make coffee, and check the news to make sure the world hasn't blown up while I was sleeping. My life has changed in so many ways during … Continue reading The Reason I Breathe
If I remember the hymn correctly the rest of the chorus goes "and they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love and they'll know we are Christians by our LOVE. What the hell has happened to our country? (rhetorical question). The divide between Black and White, Christian and Muslim, Democrats and Republicans, … Continue reading They Will Know We Are Christians?
"Where are you Christmas?" " Why can't I find you?" goes the song. In writing this I am not suggesting that I am the only person on earth feeling this way. I am merely reflecting on how I feel this Christmas and the memories from Christmas's past. This picture of Mom was taken the Christmas … Continue reading Where Are You Christmas?
It's been dang near 2 months since I posted on this site. Here's some stuff to catch you up on whats been going on in my wacky life this summer. Let's start around the first of May when I went temporarily insane and bought a little red sports car. Yup, a 2005 Honda s2000 Just … Continue reading The Summer of Sixty Five
The day you came into the world Sam Bond, you made it a better place. Now I didn't meet you for another 25 years, but you changed my life and my world as soon as we got together. Ordinarily I wouldn't be caught dead dating, let alone marrying a guy that was 5 years younger … Continue reading The Big 6 – 0
How do you say goodbye to a companion that has been with you through thick and thin over a period of time that your whole life was in transition. From the day Waylon came into our life, we experienced Kidney transplant surgery, two cross-country moves, countless trips to Mayo Clinic (yes the dogs came with … Continue reading HOW DO YOU SAY GOODBYE?
It was the second day of Spring, March 21st and I was feeling really great, thinking I might actually be getting lucky ( if you know what I mean) so I went out to do my daily walk, when I received an email from said person saying he was going to chicken-out on that, oh, … Continue reading A Message From Sam
"The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young"Oscar WildeWhen I was a child, I had the notion that it would be cool to be older. You know drive, have a job, have a husband, have kids, and drink. Not that I ever did a lot of drinking … Continue reading On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow Up!
We who have suffered a loss do get weary, the grief makes us weary and with all the turmoil going on in the world, sometimes it is more than we can bear. With the holidays here it brings memories of happier times and those damn Christmas Carols playing "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and the … Continue reading Try A Little Tenderness
Dear SamThis will be our third Christmas without you. I miss your larger than life personality trying to make the season bright for all, especially me. The years you would dress up as Santa Claus and visit Max and Addie every Christmas Eve. It was even magical for me. When the kids moved to Vegas … Continue reading Ghosts of Christmas Past