Well, first I have to say that I had multiple mothers. You see, when I was very small, my mother left me for the other world.
My Aunt Rita and Grandmother stepped in to help raise me. I am very grateful for their guidance and wisdom.
During this time of year, I like to stop and think about my wonderful mothers and what they taught me during my formative years. It’s hard, but I narrowed these down to the top 3 things. Read More
I don’t like it and, no matter what, I will never like it.
I will work with it as best I can and stay positive with it as much as possible. But nope, I don’t have to like it.
Would you like to know what “it” is? It is Read More
It has been over five hours since I leftSpain. At first I was quite calm, but things have changed dramatically. I am aboard the second plane toMiamiand then a third plane will take me home toTampa. Traveling has been a grueling experience for me today starting with my run throughMadridAirportinSpainto catch the plane that would start my journey home.
No time for emotions… just concentrate on making the airplane on time. I stored my thoughts or, we could say suppressed my thoughts, which equaled the emotions bubbling just below the surface. Lunch was served and I chose a glass of red wine. As I ate my food and drank my wine the tears began Read More
It’s been seventeen years since I started my business inTampa,Florida. My data processing service has been going strong. The time and effort I put into building the business has paid off and I now have the opportunity to come and go as I please because of good office managers. The work we do is highly technical and it takes a competent staff to maintain the workload. And my group keeps things running smoothly while I take a few days off to head out on a new adventure.
I’m sitting at my desk when the phone rings. It’s Jean, a good friend of mine. She wanted to know if I would like to Read More
It was a Saturday morning and I was outside watching my son Richard play. It felt quite warm for May and summer was definitely on its way. At the time of this story, Richard was not quite two and I was pregnant with my second baby. I lived in a nice two bedroom home in a good neighborhood inLanham,Marylandand my husband had gone to work for the day.
Next door to me lived my Uncle Ray. He was my uncle on my grandmother’s side and he and his family were renting from neighbors who had moved out of state. Uncle Ray had four children and he and my Aunt Neomi worked during the day. I didn’t get to see them much, mainly just on the weekends.
While I was standing there watching Richard, Uncle Ray came over and Read More
I think back about my life sometimes too much… and realize that the years have been going faster than I wanted them to.
I had been married almost two years, with a young son just under a year old. My husband worked as a pile driver in theWashington,D.C.area and I was a data entry operator inLanham,Maryland. We had lived in the Kent Village Apartments for over a year and were now looking for a new home.
I was driving around in an area I liked that was not too far from the apartments when I spotted a two bedroom home under construction. There were six of them altogether and they all had nice front yards and full back yards which would be ideal for kids. The front of the house was a half brick look which I really liked because it was a little different. I wrote down the phone number so I could Read More
Sometimes your life can change in the blink of an eye, and if you didn’t see what was coming, it can rattle your cage for quite a while afterward.
My life had already undergone pretty big adjustments. Little did I know it was going to change even more dramatically that I could ever have imagined.
“Drastic” is the word I often use to describe what happened when I was thirty-two years old and divorced with two sons. My boys were registered atSt. JohnsCollege, a local military school. They did not live on the grounds but came home everyday. I was trying to give them Read More
How strong is my will and how it has helped me to develop my self-esteem.
Having been tired of my life and the way it was going in Washington, D.C. I left there and Read More
Peace of Mind, What it means to me and how I achieve it.
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. – Diane Ackerman
I have come a long way in my many years of life and I would like to think that in the last few years I have Read More
I was speaking with my social media guru last week and he said something that got me really thinking. He spoke of the stepping stones of life and wondered how many we might have to walk on before we landed on what he called a “milestone.”
I pondered this question and realized that Read More