Thursday, March 10, 2011
On March 9 my first angel baby girl was born ~ 26 years ago. Until that moment, I never knew the powerful love a mother and child possess. That love only grows deeper by the day and unbelievably, when another beautiful soul is born to your family, that same love endures. On March 10, my second angel baby girl was born ~ 9 years ago, and the love I have for my girls is a force not to be reckoned with. Every single day of my life I thank the universe for our love, our power, our beauty. Happy Birthday Tara. Happy Birthday Mikayla. Loving you is more natural than breathing for me and your unique and amazing souls astound me.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
One of those times you see the road split
I lean toward my inclination
And make peace with it
Suppressed feeling and urges
Return with renewed power
Foresight and hindsight beckon
During every waking hour
The co-pilot is turned off
I am at my control
I choose my own sacrafices
And I honor my soul
Life without consequence would be too shallow to live
Experience it all
And save some to give
Another me original - January 2000
The space that divides is massive
The space that divides is an illusion
Yet the energy, very real
The ripple in the water can not be felt
When it is the pebble slowly falling that you fix your eyes on
Your touch calms me, yet it is electrifying
I can not sleep one wink
As I toss and turn your words over in my mind
You call to me through dreams
And I hear you
An original by me :)
Sunday, January 30, 2011
But, it is the road trip that I hear calling me these past few days. Maybe its because the weather is warming up out here in the desert, maybe its because our shag-o-licious van-mobile still sits outside my window long after I thought we would have it sold, or maybe its just the gypsy in me feeling the tugs on my wings again. Whatever the reason, I am ready to hit the road somewhere ~ soon.
And since I am sitting here in my living room, instead of behind the wheel of our car (Mike would be amused with that statement since I think I drove only about 12 hours across the entire country) I wanted to share some of those highlights. Of course, being back to our roots, our families, was the absolute BEST. Aunt Cat opened her home to me and my girls and Kimo for the first week. Even though it was a crazy whirlwind of days and days of running and spending some long lost time with everyone in our family in both New York and Connecticut, they were treasured moments not soon to be forgotten.
A heat wave hit as we pushed off and our van broke down before we even made it to the highway. Luckily it was a small fix and we were on our way westbound in early August. Our first stop was Michigan. It was the first time our girls ever met Mike's brother's boys Evan and Quinn - who bonded like siblings immediately. Ray and Robin treated us to some good times out on their boat and took us on a tour of their beautiful town of Grand Haven. In fact, we had such a good time we stayed four days longer than planned.
With the kids, the dogs and the U-Haul trailer in tow, we headed in the direction of Chicago - for hot dogs and Wisconsin - for cheese. Lots of stories still to come...
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year with bright beginnings and continued happiness the whole year through!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
My little boy would be celebrating his 24th birthday today. Its been almost two months since my last post and as much as I can't wait to share and re-live the fun and crazy times we've had since we packed up and journeyed half way across the planet, it was today that was most important to acknowledge. The birthday of my only son, my cute little boy who had the ability to make you want to kiss and kill him all at the same time! What a rascal, a dreamer, an artist and a real boy's boy he was~ and will forever remain in my heart and mind. Missing him never gets easier, but remembering him is just like breathing to me - its essential and it keeps me very much alive. Today we will sail our balloons up to heaven with messages of love and birthday magic knowing trhat somewhere, without a shadow of a doubt, Ryan receives them...I can hear him laughing already. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RYAN PATRICK ~ MOM LOVES YOU FOREVER! XOXO