I attended my Dad's funeral Friday, and I'm here to tell the story. Instead of telling the story of how my half-brother tried to make me feel insignificant - even during my Dad's funeral ceremony - I'll tell the story of how the relationship that wasn't was, and how I think it's made an amazing difference in my life.
As a little girl, I fantasized ALL the time about how amazing it would be to have my Dad in my life. A couple of my friends had Dad's, and I just could not understand… Continue
Added by Anasthia on January 11, 2010 at 10:00am —
What a weird beginning to 2010. I'm so blah. . not feeling like I've shed the grief of 2009 and accepted all the new opportunities that are awaiting in 2010. Right now, I'm really just fakin' it 'til I make it.
As I always do, I started my list of New Years Resolutions. I do not remember anymore what #1 was, but #2 was to spend more time with my Dad. "More Time" as opposed to seeing him twice a year despite his constant pleas for more time. Arrrrrrrrgh. .…
It's a frustrating fact that I've known for some time, but the desire to be sad about it became even more intense two days ago when I called to check in on him and his hospice nurse told me that he was so deeply drugged with Morphine that at this point, he has about a couple of days to live.
There are obstacles to me rushing to my Dad's bedside. Read… Continue
Added by Anasthia on December 31, 2009 at 9:00am —
I found an old crush from elementary school. I didn’t find him on Facebook. I did it the old-fashioned way. I road my bike passed his house seven times a day until one day he finally came out to get his mail and I said, “Warren? Warren Beatty? Fancy meeting you here!”
Okay. Not really. That’s the OLD old-fashioned way. I internet stalked and I found my first Asian crush with the famous American actor’s name when I was doing research for a manuscript I was writing. I was hovering over… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on November 7, 2009 at 8:34am —
It's been a rough few days with seeming more lows than highs in the mix. But as usual I made it through, with some laughs and love from my babies. I thought I'd share some of the photo memories that helped soothe my frazzled nerves. This is from a family vacation in 2006 when we took a drive to the North coast with our neighbours.
Its difficult enough -- no, I am not complaining -- keeping up with my blogs so, sadly, to blog here at Mom Bloggers too is overwhelming. Please come see at my blogs.
365 Days of Christmas -- http://365-days-of-christmas.blogspot.com/
365 Days of Memories -- http://365-days-of-memories.blogspot.com/
365 Days of Organization -- http://365-days-of-organization.blogspot.com/
All Things Cherished -- http://allthingscherished.blogspot.com/
Cherished Memories --… Continue
Added by Storm on June 12, 2009 at 9:10pm —
We met face-to-face for the first time what seems like yesterday, but years have passed, and I have known you for a lifetime. You have led me on a remarkable journey through this forest of existence, and have taught me to cherish every detail. You have guided my feet toward a less traveled pathway, and on it, you have opened my eyes to a world full of treasures all others have taken for granted, cast aside or completely ignored.
Listen to the words of this song. They are such a powerful reminder of how powerful story,traditions and memories are in our lives. If the words inspire,motivate or touch you or they remind you of a memory, I would love to hear it at my blog at http://memoriesthatbind.blogspot.com or comment here. Some of our family history will die when a love one passes away make sure you have your written down.
Keep the… Continue
Added by Marie Watson on May 16, 2009 at 9:17pm —
Funny how special occasions like weddings and funerals and birthdays cause you to reflect. My oldest daughter is turning 7 this Saturday. There's nothing really significant about 7. It's not her first birthday. She's not entering her preteen years or sweet sixteen or eighteen, none of those significant age markers. But somehow this birthday seems to be having an impact on me. The thought of my daughter turning seven, that seems so old when she's so young.
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As a 30-something mother of two little boys, I don’t get to play with dolls very often. When I visit my neighbor who has two little girls under the age of five, I walk into a pink fantasy land of glittery, girlie wonders. Barbies, princesses, baby dolls, My Pretty Ponies, Polly Pockets - it’s awesome! Were I 20 years younger, you could never make me leave that house.
As a little girl, I loved two things. Fashion Plates and Barbies. My younger sister and I played with Fashion Plates… Continue
One of my favorite memories of fall from my childhood is coming home from school one day and seeing the our house turned into a festive Halloween spectacular.
My family had never really decorated for Halloween before. We always went trick-or-treating, but the whole Halloween scene was not really our thing as a family. We dressed up as angels, fairies, rag-dolls; things that were fun but not scary. Ghoulish garb and horror based themes just didn't sit well with three girls growing up… Continue
Added by Angie Mozilo on October 30, 2008 at 7:28pm —
Since moving here to Arizona, this is how many of our family dinners end. No, this is not a regional tradition or an activity mandated by some obscure state law. This is not out of observance of any religious activity. Nor is it because we have some strange vocabulary obsession. This is the result of a school book sale.
It all started about six years ago when my daughter… Continue
Added by Angie Mozilo on September 15, 2008 at 11:00pm —