I didn’t see it coming. Fine, perhaps I should have. I knew one day this day would come, however, I just didn’t realize it would be tonight. I think as a parent one of the most difficult things to experience are the days we do not see coming. The ones that stick out in my … More The Days We Do Not See Coming
Lost you nine years ago to cancer. Doesn’t seem possible. Time has gone very quickly. Every year, on this day, I reminisce. I look at pictures of you and I. The vast majority of them from when I was little. Very, very little. And I know, simply from looking at your face in the pictures … More I reminisce…
The baseball season ended three weeks ago. I’ve been trying to find the right words ever since to express how I feel. Being at assessments last night, preparing for the next season to come, really helped to provide perspective and allow the words to fill my heart. Here goes nothing… All in God’s timing. After … More A Shout Out to a Great Coach
Two nights a week. One weekend day. Five hours total. From January through early March this is the baseball practice schedule. Practice on his own. From conditioning, to fielding balls, to practicing his swing. All practice that occurs on the off-hours is self-directed and initiated by Coco. Games start in March. Run through the middle of July. Practice … More Following HIS Dream
My little girl is off in surgery. For something minor, tonsils, adenoids, turbinates. Yet, it doesn’t matter, that it’s minor. Not in this mother’s heart. She is my tiny, eight year old little girl who just went to sleep with cotton candy gas. The anesthesiologist told her he was taking her to space. I watched … More Strong and Brave
I haven’t written in quite some time. My reason, quite simply, is it is summer. Not just the season, but rather, the break from school. Eleven year old Coco and seven year old Lou consume my days over summer break. Something I love. Most days. Today has been rough. And, where I live, it is … More Summer….The Break from School
I’m going to put it out there….we are a family that you could read about in a magazine article. And, the article wouldn’t necessarily be a positive one. Yet, I think it could be. Perhaps, it even should be; at least in our circumstance. You’ve read about, or heard about, or even know, that family … More Busy Isn’t Necessarily Bad
This amazingly awesome, beautiful, inside & out, great sense of humor, kindest heart, smile which lights up a room, laugh that draws you in, and, brings a smile to your lips, little girl, turns 7 today! Happy, Happy, Birthday, Lou!! This picture above, was taken just a couple weekends ago. We celebrated her birthday, a … More And She is 7!!
My kids are participating in tennis camp this week. Both of them. Coco and Lou. They are here for 3 hours a day. 9 until noon. I am the only parent who stays and watches. It kind of makes me wonder. What does that say about me as a parent? I’m not here because I’m … More Tennis Camp and, Perhaps, an Overly Involved Parent?
I’ve discovered, or perhaps, I am finally admitting to myself, that I share about my Coco more often than I share about my Lou. Upon coming to this realization, I have forced myself to do some quiet introspection, and, asked myself, Why? I have come to a few conclusions. As I imagine many of you … More Rocks My World!