My Life with Barrett’s Esophagus

Eight years ago, I was diagnosed with Barrett’s Esophagus, Barrett’s for short.  I was suffering from a daily upset stomach, and thought I might have an ulcer.  I also suffered from bouts of heartburn.  One night, the heartburn was so terrific, I thought I would vomit.  Of course, being stubborn, I just took more antacids.  ItContinue reading “My Life with Barrett’s Esophagus”

February, A Month to Love

February is one of my favorite months of the year.  I love Valentine’s Day. I love sending cards to my family and friends and dipping pretzels in dark chocolate for special surprises.  I love seeing men, women, teens, and children buying beautiful flowers for their loved ones. I love the smiles on the faces of husbands and wives, enjoyingContinue reading “February, A Month to Love”

Friday, A Day of Lessons

Today is Sunday.  The weather is sunny and slightly spring-like.  The snow is melting, and I am enjoying every minute of it.  As I reflect, on the days leading up to this glorious afternoon, Friday stands out as a day of lessons. It started out like any other day: morning prayers, coffee and breakfast, and catching upContinue reading “Friday, A Day of Lessons”

The Magic of a Bowl of Soup

This is a story about soup: rich and creamy, chicken and noodles, meat and vegetables, or any recipe you like.  Soup warms our bodies, and according to mothers everywhere,  heals whatever ails us.  Soup can be homemade or made by opening a can. It can be made in a large pot or in a bowl inContinue reading “The Magic of a Bowl of Soup”

A Beacon of Perseverance Gratitude and Love

My sister, Donna, is a one of a kind. She not only has a remarkable memory, but knows every family member’s name, their birthday, wedding anniversary, their spouses and children’s names, and when they graduated from school. She is the one that greets each person at our family reunion by their first name, as my brother, Lee, myContinue reading “A Beacon of Perseverance Gratitude and Love”

Suicide Awareness

I have been wanting to write about this growing epidemic for several days but did not know where to start.  So bear with me, as I attempt to share my feelings. As I listen to the news, read newspaper articles, and talk to those who have lost a loved one through suicide, or attempted suicide, IContinue reading “Suicide Awareness”