Circa 1954 My sister and I will always share a Big Sis, Lil Sis bond, despite a thirteen-year age difference. As a toddler, Big Sis was the source of my first, and countless other, piggyback rides. She’d lug me around the neighbourhood, showing me off to her friends, while looking after me for our … More Big Sis, Lil Sis
I’ll always remember you as a gift, a gift unlike any other This gift was pure and self-less, this gift was you, his mother I’ll always remember your warm embrace the first day that we met You welcomed me with loving arms and a smile I’ll never forget I’ll always remember you stepping up to … More A Priceless Gift
Reposted from May 2013 in support of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month I wrote the following article which was published in the Vancouver Sun on Monday, November 8th, 1993 titled: Deciding What is Best for Mother Recently, my mother went to the hospital to undergo a series of tests. I found myself spending a great deal of … More January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
I recently came across a website of vintage Christmas ornaments. I’ve never thought of myself as ‘vintage’, even at 60 but when I recognized many of the ornaments I was taken back to one of my earliest Christmas recollections. It was 1959. I was five. My mother had made me a red velvet Christmas dress. … More Christmas Memories
Hard to believe we are HALF WAY THROUGH THE 40 DAY CHALLENGE! Last week I discussed that when we set our health and wellness goals we need to choose a plan we can stick to. We also need to be realistic. I’ve heard from many of you regarding your progress and one of the things … More Half Way Through The 40 Day Challenge… A Temporary Interruption… A Welcomed Change
Is it that they remind me of tiny hands unfolding to reveal the treasures of new birth? Maybe it’s how they relax into the room, leaning this way and that, bowing down as if to say, “Happy Spring! Happy Birth Day!” Their hearts, bold and defined, pull me in, offering an opportunity to appreciate the … More Happy Spring! Happy Birth Day!
It was 1986, my husband was out of town on business and there I stood, Ms. I AM Woman, toolbox in hand, ready to dismantle and remove the old plastic toilet seat in our main bathroom. I had found the perfect replacement. A padded, cushiony seat in a lovely sage green with an embossed … More I AM WOMAN! …I Think I Can …I Thought I Could