Did she really just say that? What did I ever do to her? Was it something that I said or did? What just happened? These are some thoughts that have crossed my mind as I went through my grade school, high school, and college years and even now as an adult whenever someone tries to […]
He starts my car to warm it up and then he shovels the snow off my windshield. He drives my car to the gas station to fill the tires with air. It took many years of marriage before I appreciated being loved in this way by my husband. I was the “chick flick” kind of […]
As I was growing up, one of the things that my father was known for was his love for music. He sang and played an instrument called an “oud” which was a lute-type, pear-shaped stringed instrument. He was a Lebanese immigrant and both he and my mother held on to their Lebanese customs and traditions […]
“Don’t take my picture, I’m not dressed for it.” “I don’t like having my picture taken.” “My hair doesn’t look good.” “I don’t have makeup on.” These were my excuses throughout the years for not wanting to be in a picture. One of my daughters said, “Mom, you look better now than you will in […]
Are they asleep yet? Are they still awake? When my children were babies and I would lay them down for a nap, I would keep the door ajar because if the door was closed, I never knew if the kids were asleep or awake until I actually heard them cry or talk. Most parents have […]
You know when you’re at a wedding reception and the DJ asks married couples to get up and do an anniversary dance? As you dance, the DJ announces anyone who is married less than five hours, please leave the dance floor. The dance continues and the DJ announces throughout the dance that anyone married under […]
If I had to describe in one word the way that I’m feeling and have felt for the past three days, the word would be “grateful.” My beautiful daughter, Mary Rose, was married to her handsome Prince Charming, Tyler Smith, this past weekend. They are truly a real-life Cinderella and Prince Charming. Mary Rose and […]
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I was never good at suffering. I couldn’t understand why it was happening to me or my loved ones. Now I know and would like to share it with you.