Untethered Soul

I have spent the last two days alone in the woods with nature. I experienced the “untethered soul”. I wondered how to write about this awakening without cheapening the beauty. I hope to write about the get-a-way to remember the events and archive pictures. That will come. For now, in short, I wanted to express…

One moment can capture a lifetime

Where do the years go? I’m standing in the commons of the high school celebrating awards for my daughter and her friends. We are laughing, talking, and tears come up. This is it. Senior. Graduating. Moving on. The last child to fly the nest. I see our neighbor from over 16 years ago. When we…

Richmond Hill

How you spend your time and attention matters. A New York Times article noted that our “time and attention are valuable resources, and we are in control of how–and on whom–we spend them.” (Melissa Kirsch, May 7, 2022) Friendships and socializing in a meaningful way on a consistent basis promotes good health. Conversely, spending time…

All State Chorus

Valentina and some of her very close friends were selected to attend All State Chorus. The music is beyond beautiful! You will enjoy. Close your eyes and listen to the sound of joy through voice, musical instruments, and the message of the song. At one point they come out into the audience to sing a…

Adelaide Louise Lamb

My first grandchild. Oh how I love you and all the beauty you bring to our world. From a very young age you’ve been vivacious, giving, and ready to lend a helping hand. One of your favorite things to do is to get ready for a party. You will make lists to get us organized….

New Beginnings

The written word. Taking our hands to write or journal. I recently listened to an inspirational podcast from Good Life Project in which they interviewed SHAKA SENGHOR. His TED talk will share about his life story, and I encourage you to listen. In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. He was, he says,…

Seeing Beautiful

There are days I feel like I’m walking outside of myself. I’m going, doing, and moving and, as I move about, I am in slow motion watching what is around me. I stop, pause, stare, listen, and notice. I wonder if I am living in the moment or loosing myself. The sound of the shower…

A unique stay

Parish and I love runaway therapy trips. They are quick trips to get away and do something different! I receive the daily Gottman Institute emails. Guess what today’s email was all about? “Does your relationship need more adventure?” After reading the article, we laughed and agreed that we both know how to have an adventure!…

Powhatan Show Choir

It’s the last one! Over 18 years ago, we started the adventure of show choir, theatre, and music with Victoria Louise at Appomattox Regional Governor’s School. I was pregnant with Valentina when Victoria started 9th grade and was selected to play Annie in the Broadway production, Annie. She went on to play leading roles in…

Hanover High School

Hanover High School was a great success! We had a great day supporting Valentina and Knight Scene! They won grand championship! After her competition, we celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday at Tang and Biscuit in Richmond. A sweet day of memories. I was deeply touched by the families who came out to socialize and play. Little…