july 6, 2019

“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.” ~ Dan Zandra     I had a wonderful long visit with Aunt Janet today. We played with new clothes and new shoes, and then we had cheeseburgers for supper. She even got up and ran the halls, quite literally in some instances. Everyone knows her. There wasn’t a single hall we

january 19, 2019

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell     I had the best visit with Aunt Janet yesterday. We talked for a very, very long time. In our conversation where I pointed out that we both have hair that parts on the left, which is slightly unusual for women, I

may 2, 2016

“There are a thousand thousand reasons to live this life, everyone of them sufficient” ~ Marilynne Robinson     You first met Darrell Conley in the November 3, 2015 post. As you might recall, Darrell grew up with mom and Aunt Janet. Yesterday’s baptism wasn’t just mom’s, but Darrell and Janet’s as well. Three friends sharing a sacred moment together. It was reminiscent of my own baptism in December 1979 with Mark

december 28, 2014

“Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke     DAD: You need to color your hair. ME: I’ll have you know I earned every one of these gray