Sunday, June 21, 2009


Florida 1990

Happy Birthday to my youngest son, the one most like me and the child of my heart. I remember the exact moment when I knew we needed one more child to complete our family circle. It is a joy to watch him become independent and find his way but I do miss the days when he counted on me for everything and I always knew where he was. I tried to prepare him for the world and then had such a hard time sending him off. This has been the hardest one to let go - my fourth and my baby. Now he is out there in the world - I pray for him to have a joyfull life. I hope he knows how much he is loved.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

a special friend

I agree!
Thanks for the pillow Debby, my special friend.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Our community has lost a dear friend who influenced our children as an educator, principal and superintendent. The circle of his influence was vast and we will truly miss him. Michael C. O'Laughlin died on May 23 after a brief illness. I want to post an inspirational message that both of his children shared at his funeral. Words we should all live by.

Good, Better, Best,
Never let it rest,
Until your good becomes better
and your better becomes your best.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

island get-away

We were SO lucky to be able to spend the weekend at the Islands with our "Wine-on-Wednesday" group. V's brother and his wife own this amazing summer home and were very generous to let us stay there and celebrate another outing with our good friends. These friends and these get-togethers enrich our lives more that I can put into words.