Family

Funny Baby Photo

My mom is still very committed to attending her online exercise classes twice a week. They are in real time with some of the people she used to exercise with in person before the pandemic. The group is connected to the college and includes interns who are furthering their education in the medical field. After […]

Reunited at Mass

What a beautiful Mother’s Day. I received well wishes and a surprise call from my grandson wishing me a happy mother’s day because I am “indirectly responsible for him being here.” My sister and I made a lovely brunch for us and our parents. We Zoomed with the family as usual. But the most amazing […]

Adventure Among Flowers

Usually on Mother’s Day weekend, my mom and I go to our favorite local garden shop to buy our summer flowers. Today my dad thought he would like to go as well. Luckily my sister was here, so we loaded up 2 parents and 2 walkers and headed out for another adventure. It was a […]

Adventure of a Day

Both my mom and dad had an appointment with their cardiologist this morning. After breakfast I loaded up two walkers and two parents and headed out for our adventure. We parked in the closest place we could find which was a handicapped spot near the entrance. Never the less, it was quite a long walk […]

Brother Blessing

My brother was here for a visit since the weekend and he headed home today. We were sad to see him go as it was such a joy to have him here. I had made him a “honey-do” list before he came, so he was super helpful doing some things around the house. But that […]

Music Masters

Today the piano tuner came back to do a little more work on the pianos. He started with the grand piano and took the keyboard right out. I had never seen such a thing. He set the keyboard on his table, filed the felt hammers, and gave me a little lesson on the inner workings […]

Continued Jubilation

Just when we thought our celebration was over, my mom received a gift from her sister in the mail today. And both mom and dad received a card from my brother in the mail. It made them happy to continue the jubilation. I Found God today in my parents’ joy,

One Step Toward Jesus

My mom, brother, and I were talking this morning about how things are getting more difficult. There is that nagging fear of what is to come. I remembered a thought that helps me. I can’t think about what hardships the future might bring as that will simply rob me of enjoying the present time. Instead, […]

Wrapping Up Celebration Weeks

Today was my mom’s 89th birthday. She donned the tiara as we commented how she used to be a princess and now she is the queen-the matriarch of the family. We started the day with leftovers from yesterday’s party – deviled eggs and pineapple upside down cake along with fresh fruit salad with her favorite […]

Long Awaited Visit

Today my brother came for a visit. We could not believe that we had not seen him in 2 years. He was due to come for a visit, then he got sick. After that COVID shut everything down. My sisters and son also came over and we celebrated my parents birthdays. My mom is always […]