Friday, September 08, 2006

September 8, 2006

Happy Anniversary!

Yes, to me and my very much loved husband of 28 great years! Richard is in Saudi Arabia so what's a girl to do to celebrate? Why, gather up some girlfriends and her mother and hit the big city to shop, eat lunch and talk, talk, talk! Mom, our neighbor Becky, my writer buddy Sunny and her future daughter-in-law Jess all went to town!

This is my friend Sunny, her future daughter-in-law Jess and me, hovering behind them. Becky and Mom stayed outta the picture talking LOL

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Things go wrong...

And sometimes when we touch
The honesty's too much
And I have to close my eyes and hide
I wanna hold you til I die
Til we both break down and cry
I wanna hold you till the fear in me subsides
Lyrics by Dan Hill

I know this song applies to a romantic relationship...but we have a situation going on in our family right now. Its heartrending, heartbreaking and causing a lot of pain and tears.

Tonight, I talked to a family member far away. I just wanted to reach through the phone and hold her and let her know that it will all be okay.

Only we don't know if it will be.

No one is dying or anything like that. The situation will eventually resolve into a solution. But everyone will be changed forever.

I want everyone I hold dear to be near me, so that I can hug them and hold them and let them know they are not alone.

I want to protect them from all evildoers...and I can't.

There are times when I wish I was Wonderwoman and could zap the bad guys with my special powers and plant 'em 6 feet under. But then reality steps in and I'm stuck with human limitations and must resort to waiting and waiting and waiting for other people to do their jobs before the situation can be resolved.

When this is over. I keep praying when this is over...we don't know what will happen.

But, oh, God. I want the fear in me to subside...