Tag Archives: letting go

Leave You Behind

One day, I will no longer walk around with this low-grade anxiety hanging around me like a dirty cloud.  You and you kind think you can just strut about like peacocks, vain as can be, trampling on whatever little self-respect … Continue reading

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To My Nieces On Their Graduation

Dear Ronna and Mara: This period marks such a milestone to you and your family, with a high school graduation and a college graduation in the same year. For us parents, it is a time for quiet gratification that we … Continue reading

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The Journey From Mother To Friend

We are a family that likes to travel. We journey to spend time with people we love. We go to places we’ve never been or even return to old haunts with new eyes. But we ourselves, within us, know that … Continue reading

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Laid To Rest

Today, I took some time off work to support some dear friends who were burying their dear 91-year old mother to rest.  It was clear from the funeral services that she had lived her life centered around all the things … Continue reading

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Campus Tours

A few years ago, when our nieces were still in the midst of their middle school angst, we made a promise that when the time came to choose the right university, we would be happy to accompany them through the … Continue reading

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Musings From The Empty Nest

My daughter and a good friend from college have moved to a new apartment recently. She told me that she and her friend would really like to fill their pied-a-terre with plants. Could I please help them with this? I … Continue reading

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Waiting Room Stories

Last week, I was sitting in a half empty waiting room while my father was having his hearing tested.  I had finished filling all the information and HIPAA forms when I glanced up and saw a pleasant-looking elderly gentleman smiling … Continue reading

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It’s Vanna’s Birthday!

Today would have been Vanna’s 52nd birthday.  She may have planned for a quiet celebration with close friends and family at a favorite restaurant, where she would dress festively and take particular care in ordering the food and the wine. … Continue reading

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Graduation Blues

Last night, we brought them to the airport.  They were almost bursting with excitement.  This trip will become the culmination of their journey over the last four years. It was only two days ago, when we watched them receive their … Continue reading

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Woody & Buzz

We just had to see it, Lara, Marc, and me.  For old time’s sake.  Missed having Mitch with us.  But it felt like all those times when I would be the only parent left to take the trio to a … Continue reading

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