Rainbows of hope

Maria, my brother and sister – in-law’s Au Pair, shared that every window in her community in Spain had a rainbow in it symbolizing hope. My two nieces, ages 3 and 2, drew these. One of them is for my mother who chose, along with my father, to self-isolate in the beginning of […]

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Living and dying: a love story

Francie Charlie Wedding

On the morning of April 20th 2017, my Nana and Bapa took their last breath together, hand in hand, lying side by side in their bed, surrounded by those who loved them. Even in their death, they continued to memorialize their never-ending love story.   66 years and 15 days earlier, they walked out of […]

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In death, one can fly; be free.

love stories

What can I say? Right now, I am recovering from a head cold, brought on by work and pressure, feelings of being overwhelmed. What love story can I uncover for you today? I will touch upon one of grief. I learned of a loss last night, a soul that no longer exists. He […]

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One of My Rocks

parents love

I hadn’t really known him while growing up, in fact, I don’t recall mention of him at all until I moved in with my grandmother in 2005 to help her. He was my great Uncle, a decorated war hero, and a very loving and supportive brother. He would call my grandmother often and […]

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Baby Kisses

starfish

I was in a rush. I work from home in a basement office and had wrapped up my work day; but I had some things to do and was scheduled to meet a friend immediately after work. I grabbed my laptop, deposited it on table, and went to the kitchen to fill my […]

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