I hadn't heard the song in years and it took me back to hot-Bible-belt-college nights when I felt wild and free, yet oddly trapped in a twisted mess of everything I thought I knew and all the things I didn't know I didn't know.
I came across this picture on Facebook the other day. What fantastic memories we have of watching our younger daughter, Valerie, play basketball. As a recent high school graduate, she's enjoying coaching and playing hoops this summer at the YMCA camp where she works as a counselor. Her basketball life is behind her now and... Continue Reading →
Dear Diary, I'm sorry I haven't written in so long. That's how I always started after skipping more than a day or two. Year after year, you were my consistent, listening friend. You gave me an outlet before I knew how desperately I craved one. You helped me formulate clear thoughts before I realized authentic... Continue Reading →
So ... during date night ... last night, out to dinner, feeling proud after 26 years of marriage, hard work, raising kids, building duel careers, etc., approaching our empty nest ... when we never knew each other without sharing parenthood (with not one single regret) ... this is the conversation: Me: We should be so... Continue Reading →
Life is NOT a process. Life is the PRODUCT. This is the first epiphany of 5-Star Life. How many times have we heard or said that life is a process, that it’s filled with twists and turns we don’t always understand? We try to do the best we can, yet we remain at the mercy... Continue Reading →