While empty nesting,
the quiet surround
was truly appreciated.
But then there seemed
to be a void
and the gratefulness abated.
Something was missing.
Something was lost.
There was a lack of noise.
What were we wanting?
What were we craving?
The sound of a child's voice.
And then there was you.
You entered our lives
and became the central part.
Your joyful noise
filled up the void
and also filled our hearts.
In the midst of one of life's greatest challenges, one of life's greatest joys occurred. We welcome Eden Sophie Gorovets to the world. Edie is our first grandchild, the first child of our daughter Alison and her husband Danny. Alison is the youngest of our three children, and thus, our baby had a baby. Our hearts are full. The cycle of life.
I open my mailbox with a sense of trepidation these past few years. The first AARP magazine was a bit of a jolt. But the surprises keep on coming.
We all know of friends and family that are estranged. Perhaps it has even affected you. Oftentimes, when you ask about the cause of the estrangement, the parties can't even recall!
I was motivated to clean out my closet this week. Although I know my weight has fluctuated throughout the years, I was still stunned to discover the variety of sizes represented. I also confirmed why Ann Taylor is my favorite...they really do mark their sizes generously! I will buy anything there just because I can go down a size every time.
I remember my Auntie Chickie's medicine cabinet. It was so filled with prescription drugs it looked like a pharmacy. I didn't understand. Well, the years have passed and I am beginning to understand all too well!
Many of my subscribers are aware that I am facing health challenges. Nevertheless, I still believe that laughter really is the best medicine and the blog must go on! If you have ever spent the night tossing and turning in bed as I have been doing lately, you may identify with the following experience.
I am pretty sure I am not alone in wishing, from time to time, that we could see into our futures. I have several friends that love to go to psychics. I have resisted that temptation. However, I do confess to the occasional urge.
It is impossible to encapsulate the value of friendship. Many have tried. This week's post is my humble effort. There truly are no words.
As we transition to Spring, it seems as though the flu, colds of every sort and generally yucchy stuff need to make their last hurrah. Nowhere is this more evident than when I am trapped on a plane and the inevitable happens.
Is it only me? Any stories out there?
My first illustrated collection of poems is available for purchase.