Passing on the Sunshine as well…

The Sunshine Award recognizes bloggers whose writings “light up the dark corners of our minds” The rules are simple and provided below: (1) Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post. (2) Do the Q&A below. (3) Pass on the award to 10 – 12 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs. * * * * * * * * 1. Thanks so much to Kate from A Hundred Affections (http://ahundredaffections.wordpress.com/) forRead more

The Kindness of Strangers

I took an unplanned walk at the river today. The kindness of strangers helped me carve out some time to enjoy my day and realize that I needed to stop and breathe and look up from all the tasks at hand to the beauty around me. And it was all around me. Details, details, details. It’s been a flurry of so many details these past few weeks. No matter how much I try to prepare for the start of school,Read more

Daily Prompt~ Moved to Tears

When was the last time I was moved to tears by something beautiful? Yesterday. It was an airport moment. Saw my son walking down the corridor. (This after direction from my youngest son who said, “Mom don’t you see him? There he is!” My eyes aren’t what they used to be.) The son who was abroad from January to the end of May and then living outside of NYC from the end of May until now. The son who hasRead more

Little Tenants in the Porch Light

This little bird and the other two in the nest are the reason why we haven’t been able to use our front porch light for a while. My husband has not been too keen on the fact that the light can’t be turned on as I’m guarding these little birds. But am so glad that we’re finally able to see the fruit of the mother bird’s labors. They are just about ready to fly, and if the nest keeps scootingRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge – Transported

He was transported in a car to an early morning baseball game. He played hard and helped his team win the game. Then he was transported an hour away to a park in the mountains. He listened to older siblings carry on with laughter and with bickering. When they stopped at the park, he was two feet shorter than everyone playing basketball. He quietly got his favorite mode of transportation-his skateboard. And off he goes, enjoying the freedom that comesRead more

Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Never

Never a dull moment…Not with these two around! They are my “middle” children. Middle Children seem to have a bit of a reputation. “Bold”, “energetic”, “life-of the party”, are some of the words that you hear when describing middle children. So are “challenging”, “stubborn”, and “strong-willed”. My two middle-children have all of these traits, and then some. Creative and entertaining are two of the adjectives I think most apply to my son and daughter who are sandwiched between two youngerRead more

Say The Words

There are words that go unspoken And songs that go unsung Broken ‘things’ that remain broken When a task remains undone There are needs so simply mended By a simple task or word Deeds so well intended Prayers yet to be heard There are letters I have written That have for years remained unsent The person never got the chance To hear the encouragement So today I’ll send these letters I’ll send them on their way And I’ll say theRead more