I just called to say I love you

In the summer of 2015, I lost both my grandfathers within a month. The hole in my heart mourned the absence of two dearly loved role models. However, I was grateful. Grateful that their deaths were not unexpected, and that I'd had the opportunity to say what I needed to before their souls left this … Continue reading I just called to say I love you

Little Words Can Have a Giant Impact

One weekend during my middle school years, I invited a few of my girlfriends over for a pool party.  During the festivities, my mother noticed one of my friends appeared to be upset.  When Mom asked her what was wrong, she said she hated her big nose.  My mother told her she had a beautiful … Continue reading Little Words Can Have a Giant Impact

The Importance of Memorial Day

In March, the 10-part series The Pacific debuted on HBO, which focuses on the lesser-known battles of World War II.  My husband and I were initially drawn to the intriguing, well-edited trailers.  What carried us through the entire series, however, was the impeccable acting, extraordinary cinematography, and emotional storyline that grabbed our hearts and wouldn't … Continue reading The Importance of Memorial Day