Sidenote #13-Reap What You Sow….

Hopefully they're fair and equal; considerate and caring; respectful and honest. When true they will never wear out and always persevere in the end. Something you can exemplify, hold onto forever, sleep with at night, and wake up and still have in the morning. You can even pass them on for generations to come through … Continue reading Sidenote #13-Reap What You Sow….

Money Pit…

(Continuation of the post-The Ultimate Confrontation...) Ever since we had moved to this new town, my father had less and less time to spend with his family. This was unusual and regrettable. His time was constantly limited because he had bought a money pit. My father was meticulous and knew how to inspect a house … Continue reading Money Pit…

A Tribute to My Mother on Women’s Day…

Two days ago my mother retired from the company she worked at for 20 years! This is significant for many reasons. She was actually hired on a day before my 16th birthday, March 6, 1997. This occurred 7 months after my dad died. It was a day of deep relief from the burdens of grief, … Continue reading A Tribute to My Mother on Women’s Day…

The Ultimate Confrontation…

(A Continuation of the Post-My Teenage Self...) My father called me down to the basement that afternoon, fresh out of his shower with his usual white, Velcro towel wrapped around his waist. He stood in the doorway of the bathroom, still wet and heated from his shower, and informed me, with a grin on his … Continue reading The Ultimate Confrontation…

Blogger Award for All!

I, again, want to thank Cheri, https://joyouslyhopeful.com, for nominating me for another award. Please visit her blog, and I promise it will touch and inspire you! I consider Cheri a friend who I may never meet in person but who has touched me deeply, and I admire for her honesty and openness. Through her words and … Continue reading Blogger Award for All!

My Teenage Self….

(Continuation of the post: He Took Pride in Me...) When considering my lifetime, it's hard to believe my father's been dead longer than he was alive. The most devastating result is that neither my children nor my husband has ever gotten to meet my father. When my father passed away, I was a teenager. This … Continue reading My Teenage Self….

Realizations as I Write…

The things I realize as I write this story... ~It makes my dad's death realer than it ever had been before. The pictures, the memories, the realization that I am so lucky and honored to have had the father I did, these all resurface and it socks me in the stomach sometimes and makes my … Continue reading Realizations as I Write…

He Took Pride in Me…

(Continuation of the post Being an Umpire....)   My dad also enjoyed attending my swim meets when I swam for the local YMCA swim-team for a few years, and he became my personal trainer the first year I did the annual, summer Hershey Track and Field Meet. My father had also played sports growing up and, … Continue reading He Took Pride in Me…

Sidenote #12-Listening….

"Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak." -Epictetus  "If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than giving answers or opinions, your listening skills will increase." -Brian Koslow "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it … Continue reading Sidenote #12-Listening….

Versatile Blogger Award-Brutally Honest or Lighthearted?

I want to thank Cheri, https://joyouslyhopeful.com, for nominating me for this award. I admire you as a person and I am so grateful to have found your blog and this community! My life has been more hectic lately so I have not been able to keep up on reading others blogs as much as I would … Continue reading Versatile Blogger Award-Brutally Honest or Lighthearted?