Christmas Grief

Reprinted from My Life Class The restlessness, when identified, emerges as grief.  It is stomach-wrenching, soul-disturbing, mind-shuffling grief. But why?  What?  Who?  It makes no sense to me.  My choices are my own. I have talked to each of my children and grandchildren in the last few days.  Knowing that I wouldn’t see any of […]

Our Lady

Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  My homage to the virgen is appropriately lit in my house. She radiates light and love.  She sparkles.  She shimmers.  I can even set her lights to blinking mode.* Interesting.  I’m not a Catholic.  In fact, I’m pretty much a drop-out from any form of […]

Christmas…the Beginning of the End.

The post is an entry to a fun contest on a great blog, Things I Want to Tell my Mom.  Join it!  It’s interesting to dredge up old memories of Christmas.  Just keep it to 100 words or less.   Yearning defines my early memories of my mother and Christmas.  She loved the church traditions […]

Hooray for Christmas! Hooray for family! Hooray for memories!

Dear Family, Your Dad was concerned yesterday when he read my post.  “Why are you so sentimental?  Is there something I should know?” No, I don’t believe I have a fatal disease.  I don’t have a “knowing” of an impending disaster.  But it’s Christmas  and we’ve just had a milestone anniversary.  It is a time […]

9 Wonderful Gifts

To my darling Grandchildren: Grampy and I have had great fun on our trip thinking and talking about you.  Each and every one of you is the light of our life.  On the darkest night we have nine wonderful candles lit to bring us warmth and joy. We are especially proud of you at Christmas […]