Happy Birthday, Dad

Happy Birthday, Dad

Today would have been my Father’s 82nd birthday. Each year, around this time I find myself reflecting on his life. On the man he was and on the continued impact he has on my life. My father was so many things to me. My father, yes, but so much more. His was a calming presence [...]

A Journey from Darkness

A Journey from Darkness

For four weeks, I embarked on a journey. In the beginning; I believed it was necessary because I was weak and incapable of fitting into my life. This journey has proven to be about so much more. It quickly became a journey of the spirit that led to the profound discovery of myself. Myself, stripped [...]

The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas

Slowly but surely the joy of Christmas is taking hold. The wreaths are hung, twinkle lights strung, makeshift trees decorated with love. The storm came roaring through our lives, tearing at our spirits breaking our hearts. Nothing could have prepared us for the destruction, for the loss. Nothing could have braced us for all that [...]