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I don’t really like confrontation. I am a person who needs time to think through and gather my thoughts before responding. I’m not typically quick on my feet to come back with an appropriate answer or quip or pun. When I was managing people in the business world, I liked to have my thoughts bullet-pointed […]

My Facebook memory today is from seven years ago. It is only three words; three words that transport me back to a very specific time, place and rush of emotion. It was January 2011. We had been planning for the arrival of our twin babies we were adopting from a birth mom in Florida.  We […]

Today, Dad would have celebrated 83 years walking this earth. But instead, he is whole and perfect and celebrating with the love of his life in a place of happiness that is beyond all comprehension to us left here with the memories of his warm smile, his never-ending quips of knowledge and a love that […]

I have the honor of helping my Dad die. Now that I read that sentence, I realize it may seem like I am talking about assisted suicide or something of that nature. I assure you, I am most definitely not. My Dad (and I) believes that God is the only one who knows the day, […]

I am moving. I am not the first person on the planet to move, nor do I have the biggest move of all moves to make. My beautiful friend has moved several times and with 7+ children in tow. My sister moved her whole life from Japan and packed her every earthly belonging into a […]

As the first few days of the new year pass in the cold and ice and fog , here I sit. Just thinking. Wondering. What did I do this past year?  And maybe I should make a resolution or two? I’m a bit fearful of making promises for myself this year for some reason. With a […]

Dear Charlie, From the time I was a little girl, I spun tales of make believe about you. I kissed my dolls and prayed that God would make my dreams come true. When Dad and I first married, it seemed you might never come; We lost an angel and I grieved, thinking maybe I wasn’t meant […]

Here I am, basking in the glow of one of the greatest nights of sports history. The Cubs won the World Series – 108 years in the making. No matter what team you root for, everyone can agree what happened November 2, 2016 was historic.  My Facebook feed is full of awestruck, speechless, tear-filled, emotional posts – […]

Does everyone think their Dad is amazing? A hero? The smartest man on earth? Well – I’m not naive to think that everyone is blessed to have the type of father that the sun rises and sets in his children’s eyes – but I am fortunate to know that I have that man in my […]