Bravery

Bravery has always been a word used to describe those who fight for our country, police, firemen, or anyone who is battling an illness that maybe they can’t win.    I know a lot of brave people and they might not fit into the above categories, but they are my teachers.   To me, bravery comes when… Continue reading Bravery

Perspective

The “artic vortex” is upon our fair city.   Dangerous wind chills deliver a scary realization for those of individuals who make their living or actual live amongst the elements.   Social media has provided a stage for those certain people who constantly complain above the chill in the air or the hype that the media promotes,… Continue reading Perspective

Special Delivery

On a spring day in 1995, my husband and I welcomed a bouncing, baby boy, who happened to have Down syndrome.  It was our first child, and we were paralyzed with the information and overwhelming uncertainty that we were about to face.    It has been eighteen years of tremendous growth and unexpected victories.    Change and transition can lead… Continue reading Special Delivery

Intentions

Most people set a list of resolutions for the new year.  They are giddy in anticipation of all the positive changes they will make.  For me, resolutions are a listed of unrealistic expectations.   We are set up for failure before we even begin.   Now, I know that there are those select few that can actually stick to… Continue reading Intentions

The New Year

So, my New Year’s Eve was interesting to say the least.   As I have entered the club of caretaking elderly relatives, I was met with the challenge of my step-father having emergency surgery on the most festive night of the year.   I sat alone in the waiting room of the hospital reflecting on how life… Continue reading The New Year