Saturday, May 26, 2012


The long awaited and
feared day is upon me,
the Kid is graduating from
high school and preparing to
fledge to college.
I look in the mirror and
see only myself, at that
age, so excited and so ready.

I wonder how my parents felt
on this day. I only remember
exasperation and perceived
I hope it was so much more
positive than that.

I only have joy for her!

Friday, May 18, 2012


'Tears from heaven.'
'Seasons of love.'
'Kisses sweeter than wine.'
The songs play
the tears flow
the memories stream
the rain falls and
we recall and reminisce
as we listen to each other's
love and longing for the
music of her laughter
for Mom, missing
her still, though it's
been two years,
today it feels like
just a few hours ago.
Her giggles chime
like distant bells
in my head
right now
and I smile,
'I'll take you home again, Kathleen',
God whispers to us.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


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This child, this child, this child
What is wrong, what is wrong?
The tremors and convulsions
wracking her body, anxiety twisting
the features of this most precious daughter,
tears streak my face
as I hold on to her, soothing,
loving, worrying, hyper focused
as I always have but
this, this, this is so new and
unknown and uncontrollable.
Oh my girl
praying for solutions
hoping for the best and simplest
but fearing the worst.
In anguish, I finally comprehend
the caregivers of those with
various disabilities, delays and
challenges, their selfless love and
duty to the one they love,
unconditionally committed
as all true loves are.