Monday, February 18, 2008

Amazing Grace

I've been thinking about my mom a lot lately. She passed in July of 1995 on my Dad's birthday. He said she picked that day so he would never forget.

"Amazing Grace" was her favorite hymn. We were in the waiting room of the hospital and the song suddenly began playing on the television. My brother said, "We're coming , Mom." and, when we got to her room, the nurses were removing her breathing tubes. She was gone.

I love you, Mom.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Isn't life funny? I've been thinking a lot lately about family and friends that I haven't been in touch with for a long time.

I joined not long ago. More out of curiosity than anything. Shortly after, I received an email from Jim. He and his family had lived next door to us for years when I was younger. He was a few years older than me and was really one of the last people I expected to hear from. Nice surprise there. He sounds as if he's doing well.

Then I was on MySpace and discovered an old friend from when I lived in Ohio. Rob was my manager at my job at Rite Aid and a real friend in every sense of the word. He helped me through a rough patch in my life and I will never forget him.

Then, yesterday, I got another email from Classmates. My sister, Tracy, had joined and had sent me her email address. I have been thinking a lot about her in particular lately. We have been out of touch for such a long time. I have missed her. I will not lose touch with her again.

So, this has been my week for reconnections. People who are VERY important to me and old friends from the past. Sometimes I feel like a forgotten person. I have been reminded that I'm not.