Your laughter was my first happy memory, and when I fled the womb and heard it full, it filled my soul and became the song of life! What a life you gave me! I heard your angel voice singing every day as you cleaned the house. I saw you smile at every new thing yourContinue reading “Mother”
Today is the last day of the last weekend of my summer vacation. I work at an elementary school, so I get a nice break every year when school is out. This summer, however, didn’t turn out quite as I had planned. Marked by family and friends passing, and taking care of friends and familyContinue reading “Summer’s End”
Katrina broke some of us; it made many more of us stronger, better human beings.
Our fellow Americans came from far and wide to work with us, shoulder to shoulder, to dig (literally) our way out of the refuse of our past lives. We will be forever grateful, and I don’t ever want to forget the love and gratitude, the smiles and the tears that dominated those days when the volunteers hugged us, kissed us, and made the bo-bo on our hearts feel a little better. It was during those times that I was TRULY proud to be an American.
He looked at death as the next step in life, and felt that the end of the earthbound life should be celebrated as a special occasion.