On October 25, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation declaring the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. He stated, “When a child loses a parent, they are called an orphan. When a spouse loses her or his partner, they are called a widow or widower. When parents lose their… Read More Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Here in Louisiana, we seldom have snow. So, when it is in the weather forecast, and the prediction holds longer than 15 minutes, we start to take it seriously. Most of us are indeed the social media memes you see…rushing to the store to stock up on necessities: bread, milk, and toilet paper so we… Read More Why Would Anyone HATE Snow?
When I was 9 or 10, I asked my Mother to teach me to cross stitch. She did and gave me a little project to work on over the Thanksgiving break. I was almost finished with my project by the end of the week. I so vividly remember working on it when a movie came… Read More A Wonderful Life
When cancer calls, you answer. Maybe you recognize the number, and you manage to avoid answering the call. But, cancer is persistent. If you hear the call and don’t answer, it will continue calling. It will leave voicemails. It will repeatedly dial your number and cause your phone to ring, until you can’t take it… Read More When Cancer Calls….
I remember the vibrant sounds of cicadas during summer evenings. The sound was unlike anything I had ever heard. It started slowly and quietly, and grew louder as more cicadas added their voices to welcome the evening hours. I was fascinated by them. While it was obvious by their sound that they were roosting nearby,… Read More The Sound of Cicadas