“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” – Maya Angelou Today I am grateful for so much in my life. My family, this wonderful life, my health and happiness. My heart is so full of love and thankfulness. As I spend this Thanksgiving holiday with my immediate family, the first time we have all been together in years without spouses or kids, I am grateful for the love that we share […]
You taught me to bike, to run, ski and hike You taught me to dream and to seek the unseen You taught me to care, to wonder and dare You taught me to love, to fight but not shove You taught me to inspire and fulfill my desires But best of all, you taught me to be me and live life happily. Here’s to you, Dad! I look back at the last ten years and all the places we’ve been […]
In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d post some photos of the mother’s around the world I’ve seen. The more I travel and learn about mother’s in other countries through my advocacy work, the more and more I realize that we are all the same. We are all mothers whose number one priority in life is our children. Nurturing, loving, holding, and caring for our babies from the first time we birth them to the time they leave us […]
Colonial Williamsburg is renown for its beautiful, traditional Christmas decorations and is a perfect place to take a stroll back in time to admire the wonderful wreaths of the past. Here are some of my favorites.
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“Twas The Night Before Christmas,” one of the oldest and most popular Christmas poems of all times, was written in the early 19th century. Although the author is disputed (with the poem being attributed to both Clement Clarke Moore and Henry Livingston Jr). the poem was first published on Dec. 23, 1823 in upstate New York. I couldn’t think of anything more fitting than using this poem to share our night before Christmas. Santa had to come to our house early as we […]
“Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy”. - Yevgeny Yevtushenko This has been one not so great week. Starting with last Friday when I heard the devastating news that numbed the world and froze my heart, sickness entered our house.
Despite Friday’s tragic events and my son’s bout with the stomach flu, we were able to sneak out of the house Saturday night for one of our favorite family holiday traditions: A viewing of the Minneapolis Holidazzle Parade. We needed some cheering up and the beautiful, festive lights of the parade brought back the magic of the holiday season into our hearts. In response to A Word in your Ear’s Photo Challenge: Lights, I thought I’d share some of my […]
I know that the holiday season is often known as the “most wonderful time of the year” but for me it always means craziness! Busy, busy, busy. When I think of all that is going on over the next month and all I have to do, it feels like I’m looking up at the Eiffel Tower! A huge feat!
Last night the kids and I had the quite the time Trick or Treating through our spooky neighborhood. The weather was unseasonably warm and there was a full moon which added to the mass of kids enjoying one of the funniest, strangest holidays of the year. I’ve always loved Halloween and have so many wonderful memories of the Halloweens of my youth spent with my brother and sister. We would literally bring an empty pillowcase and walk for hours or […]
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” - Washington Irving For this year’s Mother’s Day, I decided to forego the […]