Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness

Sometimes we expect the death of a loved one such as in the case of someone who has been under hospice care. At other times death comes unexpectedly from nowhere. The person was here one moment and then BOOM! like a flash of lightning, they’re gone. My friend Cindy...
How Much?

How Much?

The tradition began when my first grandson was between two and three and could understand language. I would ask, “How much does Grammy love you?” His eyes would light up as I held up one hand and measure about an inch between my thumb and index finger. “This much?” I...
Sounds That Go “Aww” in the Night

Sounds That Go “Aww” in the Night

I live in the countryside so it’s usually very quiet at night. Since it’s just my husband, me, and the dog who are here, there’s not even much household noise after 10 p.m. Grace the beagle is an excellent sleeper. About the only noise she makes in...
Stopping For Ice Cream

Stopping For Ice Cream

What started as a family tradition with my two young children and me morphed into an ongoing inside joke between my grown daughter and me. And now you’ll be in on it! When Laura and Tim were young, we would stop for ice cream (or Slurpees) after any doctor visit. I...