Pennies from heaven

If you know me, you know that I have a thing for feathers. They mean something to me; they serve as signs from the Universe and they remind me that my lost loved ones are near. They are a part of my deeply superstitious nature, and I believe in their power. But, feathers are not the only symbols that have ...

We won

Last night, in an amazing game that did origami with my insides, our Philadelphia Eagles won the Superbowl. Did you catch that? The underdogs over here? We won. For me, this win meant so much; it is the ultimate Philly story (it is just so us); the story in and of itself is a pretty remarkable one; it gave hope to so ...

11 things

The other day, in this post, I promised that I would blog more. Some of the blog posts will be long and serious, Some will be short, little vignettes. And some will be totally random. Welcome to totally random. This post is being brought to you by the fact that over the past few days I ...

A good day

This morning I wrote about the joy in life. I had a full day of appointments ahead of me, but I had to write this morning. I just had to. I wanted to send positive energy out into this world. I met a friend for coffee at a new place and it was so special. Before she arrived, ...

A great miracle happened t(here).

There is this thing that happens as you grow up; your family traditions stop being the rituals you have customarily shared with your parents and elders, but they start to evolve, slowly, into things that are perhaps unique and new. Last night was the first night of Hanukkah. Instead of celebrating with parents or family members or friends, ...

My Nanny

I have written on this site, since it's inception, about my Nanny. My Nanny was my grandmother on my dad's side. She was incredibly special to me, and I lost her when I was 13 years old after a furious 6 month battle with cancer. She is why I have a thing for feathers and lucky pennies. She ...

That time of day.

You know that time of day, when you've been up since 5:30 am and not just up but on, and you are juggling two children at once and a particularly needy dog and find yourself scrubbing the floors and filling up cups of orange juice and bowls of donut holes and folding laundry and not taking a moment to catch ...

The hardest post I’ve ever written, Part 3.

Life works in amazing ways. This is hardest part of the hardest post. And though I've been so overwhelmingly grateful for the outpouring of support, both publicly and privately, that I have received thus far, it is still hard to put all of these things into plain words. This has been a life changing experience to me, ...

Somethings (and #febphotoaday/16)

16. Something New On May 31, 2008, as the saxophone played, I held onto my dad's arm and walked, down a peony-lined runner, towards my forever. I had something old, a headpiece made of champagne and ivory seed pearls, worn by my Nanny on her wedding day; I had something borrowed, the tiny, gold wedding band, that had been on my Mommom's own finger ...

I just want to say,

that I feel very grateful that I have a partner who not only takes care of our family every day, but who also takes extra special care of me when I'm sick. A partner who surprised me with the special Amish Egg Custard that my Nanny used to deliver to me when I was little, and the certain type of ...