You are in Kindergarten now and loving it! You started last week and have so many fun stories about each day when I pick you up from school. We have started playing “school” when you get home. You are the teacher and I am your (“very helpful,” especially when household tasks need to get done) […]


Happy 7th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Seven years… That’s how long you’ve been gone. How long it’s been since you lived. Your sister Abby keeps your memory alive as much as anyone these days, which amazes me. She never knew you in this lifetime, but she seems fascinated by you. She imagines and wonders and questions. […]


One of my favorite movies, The Family Man, a modern-day It’s a Wonderful Life, gives the main character a glimpse if what his life would be like if he was married to his college sweetheart, with kids, living in a house in New Jersey, verses he “real” life as a single, wealthy business man, who lives […]


Last year I was determined to get/stay in shape and shed weight. I even began and maintained, through July, a regular series/blog hop here called the Winter Shed, followed by the Spring Shed and eventually, the Summer Shed. It really helped me to be accountable to myself and the other women who participated. I shed […]


Happy 6th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Another year has come and gone since we last celebrated your life and honored your memory. Another year has passed that we didn’t get to have you here with us, in our home and through our travels, though we believe you are always with us in spirit. Six years. Kindergarten. […]


On the Eve of Valentine’s Day 2008, Bob and I went to one of our bi-weekly Wednesday perinatal echocardiograms to find out how our baby girl Molly was doing. Her cardiologist, Dr. Cuneo, shared with us that our daughter’s heart had begun to fail. She told us that if we wanted to take the aggressive route […]