humble and kind

“I love you, mom.” “Hmmm?” (A little louder) “I love you, mom.” “I love you too, honey, so very much.” I’d been deep in thought, listening to the song we were slowly dancing to. (The photo above is he with his new wife, September 14, 2019. Our mother/son dance was immediately prior.) I knew this... Continue Reading →

a chain reaction

No sooner had the words come rushing out of my mouth that I saw a single, fat tear roll down her cheek.  My heart pounded as she looked at me with skeptical eyes. A few months ago, I had been in this same shoe store and noticed that the young woman working seemed very upset.... Continue Reading →

where it all began

It began in the spring of 1985.  Actually, let me back up.  It began specifically at 12:30 a.m. on Dec.26, 1984, the first time Craig and I said "I love you" to one another.  I was a month over seventeen, a senior in high school, and Craig had just turned nineteen the week before, a... Continue Reading →

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