Legacy

My uncle recently became a great-grandfather. I think of what reaching four generations meant to him, especially when he held…

A birthday for Mom

Mom would wake to a fresh cup of tea at her bedside by either my father or one of us.…

Another birthday

On every birthday, I pay a visit to my parent’s grave. I stand over their resting place and remind myself…

My turn

I remember how I agonized over choosing the flowers for my father’s funeral. Dad died a few weeks before we…

Photographs

In the last years of my father’s life, I spent more time with him than ever before. I knew I…

Memorable May

May is one of my favorite months. Trees have started to bud, annuals are being sought out and planted, and…

The Force of Family

My father was the youngest of nine children. When his oldest brother died in 1999, Dad became the only living…

A Mission in Love

My grandmother would have celebrated a birthday today. How old she would have been and how long since she has…