Today the Elf was spotted on the center cherry red votive in the loft, not far from the boy’s room. The delight is huge, and the questions of a two year-old begin. His dad appears sleepy. From “The Elf on the Shelf,” a book complete with elf by Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell, comes a tradition … More Elfin Travels
A father’s influence is felt forever. Here, five travel bloggers share memories. * One man sought out extended life experiences abroad for his family. * A father-daughter road trip is relished for a lifetime. * Natural wonders provided the backdrop for family exploration together. * A dad’s curious mind and gravitational pull to the sea inspired yearning for the unknown. … More Father’s Day 2014: Recalling Travels with Dad
http://travelingwithsweeney.com/2014/05/01/traveling-with-mom/ In the 90s, we two sisters began jaunts from L.A. and Milwaukee to be with our mom. We were growing our own families and juggled to make the visits happen. We met in Maryland at her home, played Scrabble and went for crab cakes. We surprised Mother, detouring from one of our homes to … More Mother’s Day 2014: my part of a collaborative post
You’ve been on my mind today, Dad. Twenty-nine years ago we laid you to rest with a prayer. it was too early. Our kids were so young we hadn’t yet experienced parenting except for sleeplessness and diapers. We now know the agony and joys. Mom shared her gift of unconditional love, but you trump with … More The Heart of It
…the curve of a smile, a boy, a beak or tortoise shell, the outline of a beach or gallery, nature-engineered hoodoos, fresh persimmons and guavas or bejeweled pomegranate, a cuppa or sculpture, enormous Baci, Marilyn’s posterior or pizza pie. They make life round.
Every day is Mother’s Day. Today I could burst with love… Je vous adore, mes fils!
You would of course be happy. The same radiance that encircled you on that day eight years ago would be present. Maybe you would have chosen not to leave this world when you did. In your own words, you had a lot of love. I think of you more now. Is it because I’m the … More Mother, This Would Have Been Your 87th Birthday