Stay With You Forever

My mom and dad watched part of the retreat again today. At one point the priest said in regards to God as someone, ” . . . to stay with you forever, loving you . . .” My dad turned to my mom and said, “See – that’s me for you.” I got teary-eyed. I […]

How She Loves Him

After my mom did her Parkinson’s exercise class online, the group had a social time. The leader asked how everyone celebrated Valentine’s day. My mom told them about the family getting together on Zoom and opening funny cards. One of the men said his wife of 44 years wrote a list of all the reasons […]

Still Riding

Today, a woman told a story that exemplifies the meaning of true love. She is in her late 70’s and cares for her ailing husband. They live on a ranch and have had horses forever. It is getting too much for her to do now on her own as her husband can no long help. […]

Wedding Bears

My nephew and his wife are in a nearby city making arrangements for his next military assignment. We had planned on meeting them and other family this evening at a park. Unfortunately, my mother is still not feeling well from her recently diagnosed diverticulitis – again. However, we were very happy that my nephew made […]

Finally Photo Album

We had quite the festivities here during the months of April and May. I had been promising my siblings that I would share photos of the all the events. Although they weren’t here physically to celebrate, they sent flowers and gifts and we all participated in some pretty creative Zoom sessions. We kicked off the […]

Loving Marriage

My nephew and his girlfriend announced a while back that they were engaged to be married. They wanted to have the wedding this Spring and had been thinking about what that might look like. Due to the current circumstances, they decided to have the marriage ceremony in a park with only their parents in attendance. […]

Virtual Anniversary

Today my parent’s celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. My dad created a cute card for my mom with photos of them on their wedding day and now. They have been saying for days now that they can’t believe they have been married for so long – that is a lifetime. In the afternoon, we had […]

Music Speaks

April and May bring the celebrations of my parents’ wedding anniversary and both of their birthdays. Today they received a box in the mail from my mom’s sister. After carefully unwrapping layers of bubble wrap we came to beautifully framed artwork. Reading the note revealed that the piece had been sewn by my cousin’s wife. […]

Young Love

My nephew has been dating a young woman for a couple of years now. We have always thought they have been a very good match. They compliment one another. They treat each other with kindness and respect and their love for each other is evident. My nephew called us this evening to let us know […]

Sweetest Valentine

A couple weeks ago, my crafty sister brought some valentine cards over for my mom to work on. They spent an hour or so cutting and pasting and deciding who to give them to. Yesterday, my dad sadly apologized for not having a valentine for my mom. I suggested that he might be able to […]