Thursday, April 24, 2014

Yesterday's Sunrise.

My daughter and I sat in the quiet morning watching this happen.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

At Cayo Costa

We had a fantastic day at the beach on Cayo Costa.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Erin and Kylie Are Here

Kylie and Michelle just love each other.

Having a fun cookout. First row left to right: Mike, Sally, Gary. Back row: me, Bill and Nancy.

Kylie and Erin taking a camel ride at the Shell Factory.

My sisters and I. Wish my brother had been here, too.

We took a ride up to Venice to meet my friend, Anne, on the right, and her two daughters, Leah and Beth, at a restaurant called Bit o' Boston.

Went to Ponce de Leon park today and Kylie waded in the water.

So happy to have my girls here! Just wish my son and Danielle could have been here, too!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Day 5: Whispers

My sister-in-law, Sherrie, gave me three words and I picked Whispers for today...or, rather, it picked me.

I kind of wrote this in my head yesterday about a half hour before Bob died.


Somehow, for a little while yesterday,
I ended up alone with my father-in-law.

I moved to a chair near his head
and held his hand still warm and soft.

His breaths were coming rapidly
and his cheeks were pink and healthy.

I talked about heaven and the big nap
waiting for him. Gary had already told him

it was okay to let go. He tried to open his eyes
but couldn't so I know he was listening.

He squeezed my hand then continued his journey,
each breath a whisper of goodbye and thanks.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


I'm still liking this monthly format.