Reflecting on the Day I Became a Mom

Reflecting on the Day I Became a Mom

On this day 32 years ago–October 2, 1981–I became a Mom for the first time. My son, Andrew James, entered the world on that morning at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire.   In attendance at the birth were my mother, due to her nursing career there at LRGH, along with other … Read more

The Birthday That Almost Wasn’t

So I just celebrated my 55th birthday on March 29th, and as each birthday rolls around, I continue to be amazed that I’m still here and able to celebrate birthdays at all…because of the birthday that almost wasn’t.

If you  have read any of my previous recent posts (or posts from other years in March), then you know why I say that. The injuries I sustained in my plunge to the ground from a second-story window, in an attempt to escape a fire, were life-threatening. They occurred on March 25, 1985, a mere four days prior to my 27th birthday…the birthday that almost wasn’t.

The blood loss from the lacerated scalp, along with the fractured skull, broken neck, and other significant obvious injuries – as well as the unknown internal injuries and fear of spinal cord damage – rendered me unconscious for about three days, from early afternoon of March 25th to some time on March 28th, 1985.

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Fatherly Reflections: He Would Have Been 80 Today

I’m missing my Dad today. It’s his birthday and he would have been 80. Since my birthday is also this month, Dad and I used to celebrate our birthdays together in family gatherings that eventually included adding my middle daughter Jen, whose birthday is in April. We are the only ones with spring birthdays; everyone … Read more

Happy Belated Birthday to My Only Son

Yes, it figures that as soon as I committed to another blog challenge–this time the Ultimate Blog Challenge, or UBC–and wrote my first post on overcoming obstacles, I got days full of obstacles that prevented me from posting every day! Anyway, I had planned my second post to be a birthday reflection about my only … Read more

He Would Have Been 79 Today

My beloved Dad would have been 79 today (3-15) – but instead, he is celebrating his 9th year in Heaven. We used to celebrate our March birthdays together, along with my middle daughter, whose birthday is April 3rd. Most of the rest of the family have summer and fall birthdays. I’m thankful for my Dad … Read more