My husband turned 60 today. He woke at 5 a.m., slipped out of bed without waking me and dressed for his run. Every other day he hits the trail for varying mileage, depending on whether he is training for a half-marathon ( I believe he has done 14…so far!) or just doing his usual workout routine.
We are blessed to reach this time in our lives without serious health issues, and both of us invest time and resources in maintaining our functional fitness. We don’t take these or any of our blessings for granted, and so when my husband realized this milestone birthday was approaching, he said,
“I am thinking about throwing a party.” Continue reading
If you have ever had a blog or published writing of any kind, you know what I mean by “writing in times of darkness.”
Expressing yourself when you are in pain, whether it is physical, emotional, or mental is difficult. You want to share your viewpoint and feelings but may want to reconsider a rant, raging, or creating a message that is as dark or depressed as you may feel at the time. Continue reading
The holidays are a very interesting time for mentors in the Seedling Mentoring Program.
The children in the program come from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances and the only thing they all have in common is the challenges that come with having an incarcerated parent. Continue reading
We are celebrating thirty years of marriage soon, and many acquaintances and friends have asked, “What’s your secret?” Continue reading
My husband and I have been blessed with a life filled with adventures. We owe many of them to his incredibly generous parents who shared their riches of time and treasure with the whole family.
Each year, they whisked us off to a week’s vacation somewhere fun at no cost to us.
Christmas in July! Continue reading