Tagged: mom

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The Toothpick Holder

In my organizing of the kitchen, I have come across an old toothpick holder. If I am guessing right, my mom would like me to take her kitchen and make it my own. Her...

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1940’s Selfie

Mom was clearly ahead of her time. I was going through old photos again… From what I can make out, this is Mom, around 1940’s, taking a selfie! This looks to be at Grandmom’s...

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Mary Buckwalter

The more I dig into the family history of the Buckwalters, the more it points to origins of Switzerland. Today I found this old photo. It’s marked on the back as Mary Buckwalter. This...

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Relay for Life with CVS

Right after Mom’s funeral, Miquel announced to us all that CVS would be honoring Mom with their contribution to Relay for Life. I was impressed and honored that they would do that.   Thank...

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Mother’s Day

And no mom. All those years I stressed what to get her for mother’s day, and this year there was no flower shop or nursery to go to hoping to find something to light...

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Caring For Mom’s Garden

If flowers grow in heaven, Lord, then pick a bunch for me. Then place them in my mother’s arms and tell her they’re from me. Tell her that I love and miss her and...

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Do You Want to Go Outside?

Me: Do you want to go outside with me? Rubí: Let me get my camera, it just got batteries put in. Where did that come from? Since when does she want to take pictures?...

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Mom’s First Birthday in Heaven

I woke up to a rather grey and dismal morning to find out that there were snow flurries about the state of Maryland, an earthquake in Nepal, causing an avalanche on Mount Everest.  ...

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Earth Day Should Be Every Day

Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. ~Genesis 2:15 Keep (Hebrew shamar) means “to exercise great care over.” In the...

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A Different Easter

We knew it was going to be a different kind of Easter. With Mom gone, the center of all holidays, we would have to cope with missing her and making new memories. Even though...

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Mom

We lost our mom today. There is a lot I could say about her death. I won’t. I’d like to concentrate and celebrate her life on earth. There is a lot to say about...

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Our Christmas Day 2014

Once again, the holiday air had a difference about it. I think mostly because Mom wasn’t able to handle the whole dinner like in years past. But everyone brought something and contributed.

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Thanks [Self] Giving

We had a different Thanksgiving this year. Enric and family were away. Petra was here. Mom wasn’t feeling well enough to travel. Poor Linda and George had to take their usual lovely and warm...

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Petra Visits

Not long recovered from travel, I was back at the airport, thanks to our dear friend Chrissy driving me, this time picking up Petra at Dulles!