August 9, 2020

Marriage? Why Bother? This summer, Tom and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Many couples today reject marriage as an unnecessary encumbrance. They tell me, “We don’t need the church or the state to endorse our personal commitment to each other. Besides, if we discover we’ve made a mistake, we won’t have to go through a…

August 3, 2020

A Response to Covid 19 Today, we think twice before leaving our homes to walk among strangers. Public health authorities have warned us. Stay home. That is safest. If you must go out among people, wear a mask. That’s the law in Ontario. Otherwise, outside. Gather on patios, but keep your social distance. Big crowds…

July 18, 2020

My children and grandchildren have grown up. My relationship with them has changed. I no longer have even an imagined control over their decisions or actions. I sit on the sidelines of their lives and watch and pray. Sometimes, I glow with pride and sometimes, I cry with them in their disappointments. Always I love…

June 30, 2020

The Party Can Happen! For the past twenty-nine years, our family has gathered as a group of just under 50 people to celebrate our special needs granddaughter’s birthday. For some of us the round trip to my son’s involves a drive of at least four hours. Few of our crowd lives close by. This year…

June 17, 2020

In today’s world we are obsessed with capturing our life in photos. Our cell phones allow us to record every moment. Sometimes we risk our lives to create special selfies in unusual places or situations. We post it all for the world to see on Facebook, Snapchat and a host of other social media. At…

June 9, 2020

It Started With A Sneeze. Six week old Riley sneezed, and Tom responded with his customary, “Bless You.” In my heart, I added, “with laughter and love.” That was the beginning. Now, when I rock our precious sleeping Riley, I pray silently, “May God Bless you, Riley, every day, with laughter, love and faith. Sometimes,…

June 3, 2020

Thank you to everyone that has commented on my posts. I receive them in my inbox. I don’t see them under the post. I do appreciate your kind words. Most of all it is important to me know that you have read my posts and thought about them. Your comments are a blessing. WHAT CAN…

May 28, 2020

This week when I shifted from winter to summer clothes, I gave thanks that last year’s clothes still fit. Covid 19 has severely restricted our shopping. Replacement, even as stores begin to open up, will be difficult, and not just because of social distancing. With distribution difficulties, stock in our stores is limited. Many of…

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