Family, Inspiration

A Year of the Best Christmas Gifts

  Reflecting on the past year, I realized that I've already received the best Christmas gifts: The gift of life. It's my 10 year anniversary being cancer free. The gift of having my mother on this earth for another year. The gift of family. We talk, laugh and enjoy each others company. The gift of friends… Continue reading A Year of the Best Christmas Gifts

Children, Family

The Firemen on Christmas Eve

Amid the shopping carts, Black Friday, Walmart warriors, and the mounds of boxes we collect, we sometimes forget (make that I sometimes forget) how Christmas was for our parents and grandparents. My mother loves to shop and go for a "looky-loo." Today she's out at Costco, the place I cannot enter upon pain of claustrophobia. Sometimes… Continue reading The Firemen on Christmas Eve