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

Endings & Beginnings

Happy August 1st! Yeah, so the month of July totally got away from me… so much for the UBC! I really WILL complete a blog challenge one of these days – meanwhile, though, a few other folks and I have all decided we’re doing our own informal blog challenge for August instead of July! So … Read more

She Would Have Been 83 Today

My Mom would have been 83 today. She passed away on July 7, 2011,  only about 14 months after this picture was taken. Ironically, her little dog companion, Annie, also passed away a few months before Mom did. I mentioned these in a previous post ten days ago, on the six-month anniversary of her death, … Read more

My Mom Passed Away Six Months Ago

It doesn’t seem possible, but my Mom passed away six months ago today. My Dad is also gone, since September 2, 2002. It’s odd to think of myself and my three siblings as “orphans,” since we’re all adults – but one of the church leaders who led Mom’s memorial service talked to us shortly after … Read more