Remembering Valentine’s Day

Remembering Valentine’s Day

I did know one thing and that was that I didn’t feel that love for him – the kind that my gal-pals were expressing for their boyfriends. I loved that we could talk about anything and that he made me feel safe. I loved receiving and sending him letters. I loved encouraging him and being there for him while he served our country. I thought it was noble of him. After a few years of dating and meeting his family, I realized I was in love with the idea of love, but not with him.

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New Years Day

New Years Day

As I heard the door lock one tear fell from my eye. My grandma walked over to me and said, “Now, your Mom is sad that you did say goodbye.” I ran to the door and I caught her before she left the porch and screamed, “I love you mommy and I’m still mad!” She turned and smiled as she blew me a kiss and mouthed, I love you too. 

My Favorite Christmas Tradition

My Favorite Christmas Tradition

My favorite part of the letter and the thing that made me the proudest was when he wrote that not only were my parents taking over some of his responsibilities, but he would also need me to take over some responsibilities as well.

Last-Minute Christmas

Last-Minute Christmas

If you have to do things last-minute, it makes it even more difficult to create a magical day. I have some useful tips for creating a magical experience that's fun for the whole family - including you.

A Zebulon Thanksgiving

A Zebulon Thanksgiving

As I walked in the door, I smelled the food cooking and the aroma of Thanksgiving making my stomach growl. I was admittedly distracted by her eye-catching fall decor. I was more amazed by the work she did on her mantle. It was absolutely stunning.

ThanksGiving

ThanksGiving

While in college, I spent Thanksgiving with my sister Debora and her new son, Sean. I remember talking on the phone with my mom the entire time while I tried to recreate her stuffing. Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it. I was crushed when I realized I didn’t have Sage and there was no store open.

The Day After Halloween

The Day After Halloween

Sometimes, when I was too excited to sleep, I’d sneak in the hall and watch my parents decorate and I would fall asleep there with my cat, Sheba.