The Gift Of Family

I always enjoy when friends post pictures (online)of large extended family gatherings.  I love to see the generations of family members from the elders right down to the babies. It brings back wonderful memories. I grew up in a very large extended family. There were...
How To Make Each Day Last A Little Longer

How To Make Each Day Last A Little Longer

Last night I looked over at my husband and said, “Is it my imagination or is time just flying by?” I was being VERY serious. I remember giving a  presentation at a bank (in 2001) and beginning by saying, “Today is my 50th birthday!” The...
Meet The Cousins

Meet The Cousins

I have twenty first cousins on my Father’s side. Counting myself and my siblings, there are twenty five of us. I always thought it was a lot of fun being part of a big family. Earlier today, I was talking to one of my first cousins and it brought back some great...
Father’s Day 2011

Father’s Day 2011

It is Father’s Day 2011 and I am thinking about the man who assisted (very happily) in the creation of three of my children and helped raise my first born son. I feel like marrying this man was one of the best gifts I have ever given my children. I think now...
Heidi D Releases New Hit…Follow You Down

Heidi D Releases New Hit…Follow You Down

This was a VERY exciting week. My daughter, hip hop artist Heidi D, released her new video. Below is the press release: Rapper/songwriter/producer HEIDI D has released her OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO for the new hit single “Follow You Down.”  Reviving the art of...

Mother’s Day 2011

As Mother’s Day approaches, I start to reminisce or as my Mother always said, “Take a trip down memory lane.” It is hard to believe that my children are 26, 27, 33 and 37. I can still see them as young children, laughing as they played in the big old...

Times Have Changed

When I moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina twenty four years ago, I was surprised at how polite the drivers were. Having lived in South Florida most of my life, I was conditioned to irate drivers and lots of honking. In the early years of living here, it...

Live And Love Each Day

On Saturday, April 16th , tornadoes hit the eastern part of North Carolina, causing severe damage and the loss of lives. My oldest son and his family live in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. The news flashed tornado warnings. Thanks to modern technology, the tornadoes...

Through The Eyes Of A Child

Last week my husband and I spent time with our only grandchild. She lives quite a distance, so visiting her means getting up very early in the morning and driving 4 1/2 hours to avoid traffic.  Long day, but well worth it!  From the moment our granddaughter...