Joy : Joy

Somewhere along the way I learned that helping others gives me joy.

At no time is this more important than when I am hurting. Continue reading “Joy : Joy”

Beeswing Restaurant

Quirky, fun, happy!

Delicious food!

It’s no wonder that Beeswing has become one of my favorite places for breakfast and lunch.

I like it so much that I have eaten there four Sundays in a row! Continue reading “Beeswing Restaurant”

Kindness

Cards, bath salts, flowers, chocolate, cookies, walks, lunches, notes, phone calls.

Hugs.  Lots of hugs.

Tears shared.***

My family.

My friends.

Continue reading “Kindness”

Lori & Sons

This is one of my favorite photos.

I am flanked by my two sons.

I used to call them my “boys”

They are men now.  So, they are my sons.

As any mother would attest, they are still my boys.

I do look to them for advice and help.

I enjoy our adult conversations.

I can’t help but give advice even if unsolicited.  I am their Mom!

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They are both fathers now.

I am proud of them.

I know that their Dad would be proud of them too.

They are kind, caring, responsible young men.

Fatherhood is a noble and demanding undertaking.

Happy Father’s Day to my sons.

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers regardless of age.

 

Orion’s Gift (again)

It seems as though a lifetime has passed since I started reading Orion’s Gift by Anneli Purchase.

Then, over a month ago, life was sweet and simple.

Now, adjusting  to the new normal,* I am finding my way back to some of my pleasures such as reading.

Reading at the end of the day is my “happy hour”. Continue reading “Orion’s Gift (again)”

Semi-Happy Day

Today was a “semi-happy” day.

I will take that without feeling guilty.***

Continue reading “Semi-Happy Day”

Literary Drinking

 

Early church service at 8 A.M.

It was good to participate.

I left right after communion as I was emotionally spent.

Still adjusting.  Still coping.  Still grieving.  Just Walkin’ Continue reading “Literary Drinking”

Just Walkin’

I go  walking often.

My sweet dog Ginny accompanies me.

Regardless of the weather, walking refreshes and restores me. Continue reading “Just Walkin’”

Day 10

I woke early to the sound of pouring rain.

I lay in bed for awhile enjoying the sound.

It was lovely, cool and dark.

Continue reading “Day 10”

Day 9

A beautiful day dawns in Portland, Oregon.

Ginny and I went for a walk.

Then we sat on the patio enjoying the cool morning air.

Our hearts and minds were at MD Anderson. Continue reading “Day 9”