Growing together, apart

Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart. ~Mandy Harrison Rocking together to the sweet rhythm of Enya and Chant serenading us in the darkened back bedroom as we settle down forContinue reading “Growing together, apart”

Fighting the good fight

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe We awoke to a text alert that our local school district had cancelled school due to inclement weather. Snow and ice on these Ohio roads, the kids and I will be stuck at home most of the day, or at least untilContinue reading “Fighting the good fight”

Seeking peace

There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. ~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar, Chapter 2 All yesterday long, I felt out of sorts, like my body and mind were at odds with each other. Carrying this agitated state around with me inside and out made forContinue reading “Seeking peace”

A Friend for Always

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.  ~Elisabeth Foley The saying “there’s no friend like an old friend” has always been true to the friendships I have made during the decades of my life. Probably my closest, most cherished friend is one whom I met in thirdContinue reading “A Friend for Always”

The Time Has Come

Gone – flitted away, Taken the stars from the night and the sun From the day! Gone, and a cloud in my heart.  ~ Alfred Tennyson The time has come to say good-bye, my sturdy and trustworthy friend. Under my direction, you have created masterpieces of content, but the words were all your own. FiveContinue reading “The Time Has Come”