Sometimes thrills are right under our noses. Seizing the moment, Nonna and Pops loosely planned a few days with the two and three year-old cousins under our wings, sans parents and siblings. The mission: Have fun! Be kind! Be safe! What we all learned: Popsicles are especially delicious outside, before playing in the sand. The … More Backyard Adventures
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
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
Ken died one evening in August as Hurricane Isaac grew strength in Florida. During the day, grandchildren Brad and Mason kayaked in the floods that overcame Wellington. Hospice caregivers and delivery of supplies and medications were ineffective against nature. His wife and family, mounting a much stronger defense against the storm, were at his side as he … More Lessons from Ken