Another “Last”

I am sure I have mentioned before this wisdom shared by a good friend, but I cannot find it, so here it is again. Some “lasts” pass without our awareness. The last time you put your son down and never carry him again because he has grown too big for you to lift, or he…

There goes my heart…

When my first son, Kevin, was born, I received one of those “page-a-day” calendars with sayings for new mothers. The one that has stayed with me all these years is a quote from Elizabeth Stone: “Making the decision to have a child…is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”…

My Boys

When I was raising my sons, I had one guiding principle: teach them to be people that I would like to call friends.  I figured that, since I’m a nice person with fairly good manners and a decent work ethic, I tend to like nice people with good manners and a decent work ethic.  Of course,…

Joyeux Holidays!

People say the holidays are for children.  Of course you can also include the child-like, such as myself.  But I have a whole new appreciation of and excitement about the holidays this year, starting with Thanksgiving and going all the way through Christmas.  It’s possible that I have never, ever been so excited about the…