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Assumptions

My brother Neil called this morning, as he often does, while he drives into work.  We laugh and talk about life and it’s always so good to “spend time together”.   He wondered if I remembered how the snow can come right at you as you drive cause that’s what it was doing as he drove. …

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“Is She Coming Too?”

Once upon a time we were friends with a family.  There was a dad, a mom and they had kids – an average family in many ways.  As our family spent time with their family we began to notice one glaring reality –  the mom was a very, very, very unhappy person.  She would grumble,…

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They’re HOME!!

Finally!!  We couldn’t be more joyful – they’re home!    The last time Emma was home was 2.5 years ago.  So this is the second time since she moved over 5 years ago to found The Gem Foundation! We are soaking it up!  From the wee hours in the morning to the wee hours at…

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My Dad

Words are sorely inadequate at expressing all that transpired these past few days.  On Monday I had the privilege of flying to Buffalo to celebrate with my brother, cousins and a few friends my dad’s 90th birthday.  Although I have not really talked much about my birth family today I just have to share about…