“You’ll be a shining star!” “Be sure to join a study group.” “Whatever you do, don’t fall behind on your reading.”  She held her breath, smiled from ear to ear, and declared she wasn’t going to cry as the well wishes and wisdom tumbled down the chat in her final all team Zoom. Lindsay V….

Janie (that’s what I’ll call her) has a wholehearted laugh that fills her entire being. With a round face and ever-present smile, Janie sees humor in any situation. And with years of being a therapist and an elementary school counselor, she’s seen some situations.  Janie’s effervescence is so bright that the first time her schoolteacher spouse saw her in the building he declared, “I’m going to…

I have been thinking about you a lot since April 5, 2021 – the day you left this world and took your talent with you.  My heart has been sore and heavy since.  I know you read some of my blogs – you told me.  You told me it was a gift to share my…

There I am – perched and posing playfully for my dad.  Looking back at this photo from March 2011, I speculate whether I was aware of the symbolism created in this snapshot.  At the time I was precariously attempting to balance my marriage, my life, my heart.  I was teetering on the brink of simultaneously…