Gone

She clutched the shell. It was a keepsake–one she would cherish forever. He had given it to her one afternoon as they walking along the beach. Those walks were the happiest moments in her life. Now he was gone. The virus had claimed him. He was only 40. 49 Words

Motherhood

Dirty pampers.  Waking up at all hours to feed. Stressful days.  Fitful sleep.  The need for adult conversation.  Relief when Dad comes home and takes over.  You have time for yourself now.  You savor the moment.  You get to do what you want to do.   But you don’t want her to grow up too fast.… Read More Motherhood

A Second Chance

Natalie stood on the deck watching the Mediterranean Sea. It was a beautiful morning and it was the first day at sea.  She was on her second honeymoon.  For twenty-five years she was married to her first husband, Richard, a truly wonderful man.  They had started out as friends and then their relationship developed into something they hadn’t… Read More A Second Chance