I’m an Orphan

I’m an Orphan

Sounds strange, when I type those words, “I’m an orphan,” but it’s true, here on earth anyway. It was only two months ago that I wrote about the anniversary of my dad’s passing twenty years previous. Five days (and twenty years) after he left this world, Mom joined him and all of her other family […]

As My Mom Thinketh

As My Mom Thinketh

My mom passed away four years ago. Today would have been her 98th birthday. Seems like a good day for reflecting. My father dubbed my mom “The Eternal Optimist.” She was a devotee of Norman Vincent Peale and quoted from The Power of Positive Thinking and the Bible in about equal measure. Her cure for […]

Driving Backwards – Guilt In The Driver’s Seat

Driving Backwards – Guilt In The Driver’s Seat

I make mistakes. Huge ones, small ones, medium sized ones, just lots of them. Looking back at this past year, I see so many things that I could have done better. As a mom, guilt floods in at the very mention of my shortcomings. You would think that sitting down to reflect on last year […]