Another Birthday....Emily

Em, I wish you a wonderful birthday today with thoughts and reflection and smiles and love....

Love is the magic that we hold in our hearts,
Time is only the vehicle of passage
Between yesterday, today and the future
Memories hold steadfast like a magnet to our hearts forever

Much love and wishes on YOUR day today,


Merry Christmas To All and To All A Good Night

Here is to Christmas wishes, memories, remembrance and love today and always.

I received a wonderful gift today that reminds me of Di always.....it's from StoryPeople

I carry you 
with me into the world,
into the smell of the rain
and the words that dance 
between people
and for me it will 
always be this way, 
walking in the light
being alive together.

Memories of the Heart at Christmas time

I will never forget and will always remember and revel in the moments I had with Di over the years.
She is missed today especially on a day of celebration.



Give Thanks Today

We are giving thanks today for the love and friendship we have in our lives....

Please carry a thankful heart not only today but every day.



Ben - The Day To Celebrate YOUR Birthday

Happy Birthday wishes to YOU today!
I will always remember the love in your mom's eyes in this picture...

Good wishes,
Love and Hugs,


Nothing Can Replace The Absence...

Four years ago today the world lost a very special woman, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend...

Miss You, Di
The days go by so quickly but at least we have the memories.

I never want to forget that smile, ever...

“There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so. One must simply hold out and endure it. At first that sounds very hard, but at the same time it is also a great comfort. For to the extent the emptiness truly remains unfilled one remains connected to the other person through it. It is wrong to say that God fills the emptiness. God in no way fills it but much more leaves it precisely unfilled and thus helps us preserve -- even in pain -- the authentic relationship. Further more, the more beautiful and full the remembrances, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude transforms the torment of memory into silent joy. One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain.”
~ D. Bonhoeffer

The total number of days between Sunday, November 15th, 2009 and Friday, November 15th, 2013 is 1,461 days....The total time span from 2009-11-15 to 2013-11-15 is 35,064 hours....equivalent to 2,103,840 minutes.   You can also convert 1,461 days to 126,230,400 seconds...



The Birthday Girl Sending Wishes To The Heavens...

Born on a Tuesday, October 16, 1962
Today would have been Di's 51st birthday and I am sure that she would have been dancing and laughing to no end.  She would have said things like "that's groovy" and "what a hoot" with her bright red hair rumbling around as she tossed her laughter throughout the room.

I so miss HER and I so WISH that things would have turned out differently....we always talked about being the old ladies together...hanging out drinking coffee on the porch and talking about the good old days.

Kind Thoughts,
Memories and Tears...


Remembering 9-11

Another year; cannot believe that this is the 12 year anniversary.
Such a sad day...
So many lost...
So many left behind...
Time heals the wound but never heals the loss...

We will never forget and will always remember.

Peace today and always,


Another Angel For Heaven

Another angel joined Di in heaven and we are so sad again. 
Linda "kay kay" was an important part of our family and she is missed so much.
A mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend...
She will forever be in our memories...

Forever in our memory...


Making A Life Worth Living In The Times We Live In Today

Evermore I come back to the goodness of life and love and trials and tribulations in my reading and my writing as I continue on my journey.  This is a great article about the importance of making connections and the understanding that in one way or another we are all connected and we all hold great meaning in our own little worlds to one another.

Dennis Rivers is the author of this article that showcases the observations of spiritual comrades and the different "kinds" of spiritual friendships.

“Companions in the Storm (http://ecobodhi.org/guide/companions/) by Dennis Rivers is republished here under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For more information about Creative Commons licenses, please visit www.CreativeCommons.org.”


Kindred Spirits and Connections

It’s really hard to find complex conversations today according to Jen Lee and Indie Kindred, the project that she is currently working on with several other artists bridges the gap.  It is so true, these days everything is fit into a snippet or a poster or a few words; missing details and important fixtures and pieces.
Life is difficult and sometimes hard to navigate and if all of us had kindred souls to work with, talk with, write with and understand our purpose and our story we could all feel and see and reach our full potential as creators.

I constantly wish peace and love and hugs and good thoughts but is that really enough? Are they just words unconsciously typed or is there true meaning in the words. I know that they are REAL words and I know that I type them with love and regard and every time I type those words, I really do hope that they mean something to another who may read them....

The way our souls are trying to integrate with one another in such a difficult world is challenging and rewarding in the same breath.  I look forward to seeing the finished documentary that Jen Lee is working on. 

Here is a quick link to the trailer of Indie Kindred:

Indie Kindred Trailer from Jen Lee on Vimeo.

Kindred Spirits...


An Important Breakthrough In Cancer Research - Gene Mapping

For so many years I have missed that Di "smile" and I just know that she is beaming from this recent news. Something that we know that she would be so very proud of, the research, the testing, the availability and the progress.

Di participated in a study for the breast cancer gene for her family, her children and the future children in her family.

So proud of Di's mom and sister for this interview...
Di's legacy IS an important framework for the future...

And Tugged heartstrings forever....


Happy Mother's Day

Today we celebrate Mother's Day and highlight the importance of these women in our lives. 
Di was a great mother, a great friend and a great woman....

I just miss her every day and today with the reminder of Mother's Day, it brings my thoughts back to the memories, the love, the kindness and then the overwhelming loss......

Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's today! 

Peace, Love and Hugs,


Chloe ... Another Birthday!

happy birthday to Chloe ... you are so very loved and your mom was always so proud of you!
There is a star above watching over you that is twinkling brightly...

Birthday Wishes...


I Am Enough

I always struggle with myself, my thoughts, my purpose and my overall well being and I always knew when Di was with us that I could count on a quick pick-me-up whenever I needed it by picking up the phone and dialing that familiar number and by just hearing her voice my mood was transformed.  Hearing the smile in her voice, the love and caring that emulated from her soul was always exactly what I needed. Every time.

Over the last few years I have spent countless hours contemplating how to replace, find and secure the lost feelings I had through the connections with Di. 
There really is no way, though. 
I must move through with the memories of the warm hugs, the emulating laughter and the knowing that Di would want only the best for me, always. 
I have to keep telling myself that I am enough and that I can attain greatness through hard work and sustainability. 

Peace, love and hugs,


RAK Week Feb 11-17

This past week was Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAC Week) and over on their site  Random Acts of Kindness they showcased many people and many ideas all about kindness.

One particular individual, Hannah Brencher's idea was one resonated within me and she was also the 2013 Extreme Kindness Winner. 
Here is her video:

We all have times, days, weeks, months and years when things do not seem "right" and all seem a bit off center.  What Hannah has done to catapult people is to write an actual letter...no, not an email but something tangible that you can actually hold in your hand, something, a piece of paper that forces you to unfold it and smooth the creases of the paper and soak up all the goodness that is truly what a love letter means from one person to a complete stranger. 



Happy Heart Day

Another holiday that I loved to get Di cards for...
The meaning behind this day for me is gratitude and thankfulness and the love of those that you truly care about.   That is what is important; cherish those that love you...

One website that I frequent is Ordinary Courage where the author, Brene writes about authenticity and the power of courage, creativity and understanding and how holding and sharing the gifts that you elicit can in itself be powerful.
For Valentine's Day Brene has chosen to re-name the day generosityday where everyone CAN and SHOULD share their love and she is calling to all hearts to be giving and thoughtful and caring.
What a great idea!

Here is wishing you and yours a very happy Valentine's (generosityday)

Full Hearts
Secure Love,

Jozi wants to say have a happy HEART day too!


Happy Birthday Jerome!

I am wishing you a very Happy Birthday hoping you have lots of love and hugs today!

Peace and Hugs and Wishes,


On The Cusp of a New Year and Recollections of The Past

Just a few recollections of the past year and the posts and the memories of Di......

Never Forget Her...
My Girl, Di


The people we meet form the foundation of our lives that when built upon allow us to bloom and blossom in ways that we never would have anticipated.