Category: Family

A Tribute To My Father – His 80th Birthday

Dad, today you would have been 80! We would have celebrated YOU with a huge party! You would have started your day with 18 holes of golf first, because today is a beautiful, perfect day for it and you’d never waste a perfect golfing day with your buddies. Our family would have celebrated you together; the only way you would… Read more →

Family Estrangement…Reblog (not written by me, but I could have!)

I Am Permanently Estranged From My Toxic Mother, But I’m Still Sad We Aren’t Close   Anonymous author   I look at my beautiful daughter and wonder how I could ever feel anything but love and respect for her.  I always want to be her safe place and someone she can trust with her entire being. Then I look at… Read more →

If Mother’s Day Is Hard For You; You Are Not Alone

I guarantee that someone you know is faking a smile, hiding her tears, or sitting in her silent home, dreading this day beyond words, so let’s not forget them.  Also, lets not forget those amazing women (many are non-mothers) all around us and throughout our lives who have taught us about love, life, and motherhood. If I may be real for a moment,… Read more →

My Kid’s Answers About Me (Mom)

I have to repost this from March 10, 2009.  I gave my kids this list of questions (from one of those Facebook  and asked them to answer them. T heir responses were the funniest things I’ve ever read.  7 years later, they are still hilarious and very special to me. My kid’s answers about me… March 10, 2009 at 10:18pm… Read more →

If I could have them back for one day, who would it be?

My Dad.  There was so much we needed to talk about when he got so sick, so fast; unfortunate timing and trying to get him better was the priority.  I was not about to burden him with my troubles. Things would be very different with my family today if he were still here.  I have no doubt in my mind… Read more →

Basic Training Poem 

Eight weeks doesn’t seem all that long. That final day comes that I say “goodbye and be strong”. Lackland is happening, you will soon pay your dues.  I attend “the parent talk” from your superiors” before dropping leaving you at CMH and facing my empty nest blues. I know the great things this new journey will bring.  I’m obsessing and… Read more →

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