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 … Read more

Mom Has Been Gone for Two Years Today

This is a “two-fer” Sunday (two posts in one day), because today marks two years since my Mom passed away, and I want to revive and revise a post I wrote originally at the six-month anniversary of her passing.   Mom’s Memorial Service, July 12, 2011.   My Mom passed away two years ago today. … Read more

Best Meal I Ever Cooked

It’s open to debate and I’m sure each of my now grown kids would have different opinions, but the NaBloPoMo writing prompt for November 14 (running behind – on a project deadline for noon, 11/15!) was to discuss the “best meal I’ve ever cooked.” I can say without a doubt, however, that the best meals … 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

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