"Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." Alfred Lord Tennyson I hate this quote. Correction: I hated this quote. I hated it before I loved and lost. I never understood how it was easier to have loved, to fully live and breathe that feeling and to lose it, … Continue reading Love Lost
Surprises come in all shapes and sizes. They can bring unexpected blessings or catastrophic misfortunes. I've been the recipient of both and it has put me on a pendulum between happiness and sadness – loving life for its beauty, but hating it for its incredible unfairness. My most recent surprise was being invited to partake in … Continue reading Surprise
"But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins." — Mitch Albom There is nothing quite like a mother's love. You feel it in the softness and warmth of their hugs. You feel it in the smiles and laughs you share when something funny is said or done. … Continue reading A Mother’s Love
Leap Day. February 29th. It comes once every four years – a novelty like a shooting star. It's somewhat extraordinary when you think about it. I say somewhat because science has boiled it down to a basic understanding. We really get 365 and 1/4 days each year so those quarters add up to an extra … Continue reading An Extra Day
What is Love? Is it something like makes you break the law like when Ted steals that blue french horn for Robin? Is it something that pushes your endurance like when Ross races to three different airports to get Rachel off the plane? Or is it persistent like when Cory wouldn't give up on Topanga … Continue reading What is Love?
A powerful line from my favorite TV show, How I Met Your Mother, "Love is the best thing we do," seems to be the truest statement about love. I was lucky enough to see this personified as I stood in witness to the marriage of my brother Paul and his wife Katie. When Katie entered Paul's … Continue reading Love Is The Best Thing We Do
In a world where couples can barely stayed married overnight, I am proud to say my parents have recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. My parents were married on August 22, 1980. My dad was 22 and my mom was 20, four years later they had my brother Paul. Three years after that came Ashley, … Continue reading Building a Family