Tag Archives: love

11 Things To Achieve Greatness

Learn a foreign language early in life Live abroad (we chose Germany) or travel often Attend schools abroad (we chose Germany) Start music lessons as children Be a role model as a parent Learn compassion, understanding, respect Get a good … Continue reading

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Love’s Duty

As our children grew up, they heard Mom’s stories of teaching. Nightly at the dinner table, they along with my husband listened patiently while Mom told of her day at school. Sometimes, with rolled eyes, they would declare: “oh, not … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Prayer

Remind me to take joy in ordinary events: Chores such as laundry, cooking and shopping. Let me make time to listen to others and share. There is so much joy to find in the little things. Birds are busy building … Continue reading

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Words of Consolation

It is especially sad for anyone to lose a loved one during the holidays. Our daughter is a registered nurse who cares for the sick and dying on a routine basis.  When she was inconsolable caring for a young man … Continue reading

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Elixir of Life

  Tea for Two Awaiting a turn is not always easy. While I hover and you sip the nectar, I’ll hum my favorite tune. Life is full of surprises. While the sun shines, I will allow you to finish sipping … Continue reading

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Celebrating Life

The day was overcast and cool when people gathered for the funeral. A group of voices sang in remembrance. It was the end of April and shortly before her next birthday in May when my mother left this earthly life. … Continue reading

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The Scrubs Are Just a Cover!

    Last week we were graced with a visit from our traveling nurse daughter who wanted to help celebrate Mother’s Day early. As we visited, talked and caught up with her life and doings, I was most impressed with … Continue reading

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