Our Moms Before They Were Moms

On the morning after the long night of my Mother’s death, my brother-in-law, who couldn’t be with us, sent us this photo. My siblings and I gathered around the computer and stared at my Mom’s youthful face in silence for a long time. Greg gave us a...
Fight Terrorism. Take Care Of Yourself.

Fight Terrorism. Take Care Of Yourself.

Terrorism. It makes me so sick. Another gathering of innocents. Another shooting. Another massacre. More desperate phone calls. More screams. More grief so sharp it cuts through bone. Terrorism In The World When things like this happen I give myself an allowance to...

Tornado Terror in Oklahoma

As I write this I am watching the television coverage of the killer tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma. It is beyond imagining what it is like to have your rock solid home, school, church or barn instantly disappear. The entire landscape as you knew it is gone,...

The Horror in Connecticutt

No words can describe the horror, anxiety and grief that devastates us upon hearing about the school shooting in Connecticut. Parents everywhere reach out to our children, no matter how old they are, hold them close and tell them how much we love them.
A Bittersweet Mothers’ Day

A Bittersweet Mothers’ Day

Today is Mother’s Day. I woke up wondering if I was going to get my usual breakfast in bed made by my sweet children with the supervision of their father. As the time went by and I waited, it occurred to me that if I wanted breakfast before Noon I had better get...