A Mother Is…

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate […]

A Dream and a Hug

For the second time since my mom died a year ago, I dreamed about her. The first time it happened, I dreamed she was dying in the hospital but, unlike the way it happened in real life, she was conscious and I was able to tell her how much I loved her and how she […]

Missing Nana

“If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?” – G.K. Chesterton I miss you, my lovely Nana! Surely our good and faithful God nurtured you in your long journey and in you blossomed His most exquisite […]

Happy Birthday, Mama!

Today is the first time we will celebrate my mother’s birthday without her. Her life on earth came to an end last month. Since then, I’ve been trying to comfort and care for my mother’s brokenhearted mother, my Nana. We are celebrating mom’s 68th birthday with Nana at her house today. I couldn’t bear the […]

saying goodbye

i am in shock. abby is gone. her condition spiraled down and the decision was made to let her go. i kissed her sweet red head goodbye and told her to go chase squirrels and birds and sleep in peace. my heart is heavy.