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Posts from ‘May, 2010’

Not Just Another Birthday

I celebrated a birthday this Memorial Day weekend and it was the best one yet.  At my age, I never thought I’d be saying that, but it really was. Plus, I had the whole weekend to party! Since my son and daughter-in-law live in Jacksonville, FL. I was hoping they would come down for the long weekend, but they couldn’t make it.  I understood.  They had their own life and commitments. My daughter wanted to make me a party, but I didn’t want her to go through the effort.  I told my husband to just take me to this wonderful seafood restaurant so I could get a 2 lb.… CONTINUE READING

Dealing with the Loss of a Friend

I lost my good friend, Helene, to cancer, a few weeks ago. She was a talented therapist who devoted her life to helping people work through their emotional pain and personal challenges. Helene was very dedicated to her clients and even through all her medical treatments, remained at work till she could no longer. However, Helene was unable to win her own battle against cancer, although she was a true warrior and survivor. She overcame breast cancer twenty-five years before and was in remission for five years after her first bout with lung cancer. cropped2

Her passing has been very difficult for me and our other good friend, Bobbi, as we developed a close bond that spanned over a decade.… CONTINUE READING