The Most Precious Thing I Ever Lost

I have lost a lot in the 45 years I have been on this earth.  I have lost family members to death. I lost my virginity in a drunken stupor (for the record – not the way to go).  I have lost babies.  I have lost pets.  I have lost all kinds of paperwork, jewelry,…

Standing in the G.A.P.

I was reading this great article/blog today after a tough conversation with my oldest child this morning, (Adopting your grandchild: Are you more parent or grandparent? – by Ann Hinds – Helium) and decided that the only way that I was going to be able to put all this stuff going on in my head to…

The Blessings of Mothers (in-law)

One of the great things about moving is getting to make new friends.  One of my newest friends and I have starting walking together a couple of times a week, with some other new friends and although we have only been doing it for a couple of weeks, it is quickly becoming a highlight of…

What’s In a Name?

I was one of the very few kids in high school that took Latin as my foreign language.  As much as I hated conjugating verbs and repeating a language that we would only hear spoken in the Catholic Church (I am not Catholic, but have many friends that are) I really loved learning about root…