Sunday, December 23, 2012

Inspired by memories

My mother died on this day last year. My mind and heart is filled with so many memories of my mother. I am forever grateful for the time that God allowed me to spend with her just weeks before she made her transition. I see that asking God to guide me and to give me the eyes to see and the ears to hear, opened my soul to such an amazingly wonderful time with my mother.
I miss her dearly. Her laugh was contagious. Her jokes were hilarious especially when she would start laughing before she even reached the punch line. She loved to laugh at herself. I am so grateful to have acquired many of her attributes.
 Thinking about my mothers life, I now realize the depth of her sorrow. The fact that she could love and laugh with such passion has helped me in immeasurable ways. Thank you mom for being there for me in the depth of my sorrow.
Forever in my heart. I love you Mom!

Sunday, December 16, 2012


I'm trying to search my mind to find words to put down that could even begin to describe the horror  and devastation that I feel for the unbelievable murders that happened in Newtown, Conn. My heart hurts for these families, this community and our country. There are some questions that will never be answered, in this lifetime.

Having had my own son murdered, I anguish at the thought of the moment these parents were told that their little children were dead. I feel immense sadness for the days that will follow for these families. The numbness the complete state of shock and disbelief when you finally do go to sleep and wake up, hoping that it was all a horrible nightmare. Only to face the reality that this nightmare is a waking one. I am so sorry that there isn't anything that anyone can say or do to take any of your pain away.

Today and everyday I will continue to pray for these families. God, please wrap your loving arms around them. Help them to feel You in these most incomprehensible times. God guide them to places of comfort and help them to sleep.

God, guide us as a nation, to do all that we can to help.

Forever in my thoughts and prayers Amen