Life

Next Great Photographer

Today my parents and I went to the graduation party for my nephew’s girlfriend as she received her college degree in photography. When we arrived at her parents’ home, we noticed one of her photos hanging on the wall. The beautiful picture of a person sitting by the baths in London was printed on canvas […]

Much to Celebrate

When my dad had his last PET scan done, they found a small lesion in the back of his head in the fluid between the brain and the skull. His doctor ordered an MRI to take another look which he had done last week. The other day we had an appointment with the doctor to […]

Brotherly Love

When I got home from the chocolate festival on Saturday, my brother from out of state had arrived for a visit. On Mother’s Day, my mom and I were surrounded by men – my dad, both my brothers, and my son. It was a different dynamic from the usual and we had fun as we […]

Mom Made It Too

Today was my mom’s 87th birthday. She and my dad laughed about how she “made it too” referring to my dad’s comment on his birthday. To celebrate, I started by making her favorite breakfast – which I actually do every morning, so it wasn’t really that special. In the afternoon, we went to the movie, […]

Diverse God

My Bible class reconvened after a 2 week Easter break. During that time, one young man was Baptized, Confirmed, and received his first Holy Communion as he entered into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. The people who attended commented on what a beautiful celebration it was. It made them really appreciate and rejoice […]

He Made It

Today was my dad’s 89th birthday. When I wished him happy birthday when he got up this morning, his response was, “I made it!” After church we went to the symphony and heard Beethoven. He had been wanting to go and it happened to land on his birthday so that worked well. It was a […]

Prodigal Son

As I said yesterday, my travelling brother returned and will be staying in the area now for a while. We enjoyed having his company and hearing more stories about his adventures in person. I also appreciated his help and conversation in the kitchen. And we forgot how much fun it was to have his dog […]