Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Secret of Nimh

When my girls were young they went to visit their father during summer break. At that time, we had never spent more than 1 or 2 nights apart and we were very unsure about it. Even though they were only going to be gone for 2 weeks and it was nearby, we struggled to be apart.

On my first visit to see them we went to see the movie “The Secret of Nimh”, a heartwarming story about a small family of mice and the challenges they face. We sat outside the theater and talked and cried about how much we missed each other and that we would need to cut the visit short.

Last week as I left to go back to work with my daughter waiting to have her baby and the other one there to look after her, it felt like that summer all over again. My heart is full of joy and gratitude to have such a beautiful and precious family!

Friday, June 25, 2010

2 Days Old

He is only 2 days old and already the most precious thing that could possibly exist! What a journey he had to come into this world but he has shown his strength and desire to be here with us.

When I hold him in my arms I can feel my heart melting..... So healthy and perfect, with all my love - I welcome my darling grandson!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I met a man recently who said he felt neutral about his life – about whether or not he had grandchildren or ever met the love of his life…. How can someone be neutral?! Life is the most exhilarating experience and I do not understand not feeling every possible emotion connected to it.

Perhaps that is too much for some but for me it is never enough. I want to touch, taste and feel every precious drop that life has to offer and I will settle for nothing less than sheer and perfect joy! You’ll recognize me when I die – I’ll be the woman with the smile on her face!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Any time now my new grandson will be here. I am so happy and excited I can hardly wait! I know my daughter is ready as well. The last few weeks of pregnancy can be very uncomfortable and you get very anxious. Especially with the first one, you have no idea of what to expect and every woman has a different experience.

It is a wondrous event for our family and my heart is overwhelmed with love for a child I haven’t even met yet!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


While I sat in the small chair at the Children's Cancer center waiting for my meeting with the Manager it reminded me instantly that there are much more important things in the world than work.

That is something I appreciate about the job that I have - constant reminders of what my priorities really are and how very fortunate I am.