Parents..sigh…but Being Rude is Inexcusable

I feel like the lowest of the low right now.   To put it in clear perspective, I feel like the ignorant son on Grand Torino that wasn’t interested in talking to his father over the phone. My parent’s called from Brockville to inform me that they were on their way to my place.  They came from Gaspe Quebec completely unannounced. You see generally life as we know it stops when they visit and they are here for a long period of time.  There are so many times I will say that they should just move up here.  I am … Continue reading Parents..sigh…but Being Rude is Inexcusable

“Things Change Mom” – From Baby Boy to Teenage Son

There was a time about three years ago when I was sitting cross-legged on my bed and crying profusely.   My daughter was 13 years old and started to get mouthy.  The words “I hate you” left her mouth after one heated argument. This was the beginning of the end for my sweet spirited little Christina. However, one wonderful thing happened to me that night.  My son, of 11 at the time, came to me and made a solemn promise that he would never behave that way, that he’d always love me, and would cuddle with me anytime I wanted.  I smiled … Continue reading “Things Change Mom” – From Baby Boy to Teenage Son

The Face of Cancer – My Friend’s Journey

Cancer has no Prejudice Cancer isn’t selective as it strikes the young, pretty and rich. She just turned 40 and I see the fear in her eyes. You would never know it though if you didn’t know her. So vibrant with a love for life; a simple life. She doesn’t require a cell phone, LCD televisions, or fancy furniture to make her house a home.  She’s happy with second-hand goods and appreciates them like they are new. All she wants is her friends to be happy and her kid’s safe.  Then, the worst thing happened on Easter Weekend, cancer selected her … Continue reading The Face of Cancer – My Friend’s Journey

Out of the Mouth of Babes – A Heartwarmer

Stories that warm your heart. I thought I’d share it with you on this very hot Tuesday in July. My once 6-year-old son, who is now 14, was experiencing stomach pains for quite sometime. I took him for a check up and everything was fine. It started bothering him again when we went to our hometown for Christmas. After big meals and lots of Xmas treats, he was literally crying from the pain. Upon returning home, I decided to take him to emergency to ensure that all was well. After several hours of waiting we were led through the waiting … Continue reading Out of the Mouth of Babes – A Heartwarmer

All my Life’s a Cirle and I Can’t Tell You Why

For thirty eight years, I have been told about a curse within my mother’s family.  Oh yes, I couldn’t agree more, but it is latent with mental illness and addictions.  Last night, my 54-year-old uncle, hung himself.  He was the youngest of fifteen children who always struggled with alcohol abuse. The song “All my Life’s a Circle”, sung by Harry Chapin rings through my ears this morning, as I’ve been here before.   I always expected to receive a phone call about my brother’s death, but I never expected to hear that he escaped jail and hung himself in 1999.  Despite … Continue reading All my Life’s a Cirle and I Can’t Tell You Why