graduation day

I graduated high school thirty years ago next week….May 30, 1986. My daughter graduates high school today, May 26, 2016. I’ve always found our thirty year age difference interesting and it’s made it easy to remember exactly how old she is [or in reality, how old I am]. She’s my second and final offspring to … More graduation day

going on 17

Happy Birthday Allie! You mentioned it when you visited Austria. Sixteen going on seventeen. Remember when we listened to The Sound of Music soundtrack all the time? I haven’t seen that cd in forever. I doubt Jamie took it to college…..maybe, though…… It’s hard being away from you on your birthday. Only weeks to go now, … More going on 17

missing

If you’re a regular follower, you know my daughter Allie is spending her junior year of high school in the Czech Republic. She’s a foreign exchange student, sponsored by the Rotary Club. She’ll be returning in a few months. Please indulge me in a shared letter to her, if you don’t mind. I sometimes find … More missing

mother to daughter

I wrote the following as a Mother’s Day gift to my own mother:   Mother to daughter. Lessons taught. Words of wisdom – life is what you make it. I thought I was past the lessons.  Old enough.  Steady. Then one day, no. What I thought, wasn’t. I needed friends, and thankfully they were there.  … More mother to daughter