Cait and Me

“Thought you’d appreciate these words”

It never ceases to lift me up when I come across random acts of kindness — to have it reaffirmed that there are still a lot of good people who care out in the world. Particularly in these days of nonstop crazy and disturbing news. So I wanted to share a simple, concrete example.

Cait has many professors who have gone above and beyond the call of duty; who value building relationships with and really take the time to get … Read more


Yep. For all you Game of Throne fans, that is one of the capes, an actual sword (that’s bigger than Cait) and the locale in Northern Ireland, on a typically cold and rainy day.

It’s been an interesting year of travel to far flung places with vastly different points of views and different ways of life.

Cait and I have been having many discussions about how to not just stand up for what you believe, but also take action. How … Read more

Funny? Not!

There are only two things I’ve asked Cait to refrain from. Permanent piercings and tattoos. So when Cait shared this exchange on Friday, my stomach sank. If you didn’t catch it, look more closely at her nose.

nose ring

She let me stew for 3 hours before she called April Fools!

Funny? Not!

Okay. Maybe just a little. : ) That was a good one.… Read more

The Wanderlust Gene

Cait has four long-distance trips (including a semester abroad) in the offing. Even so, I  just got this text from her. A not so subtle hint expressing perennially itchy feet–that I completely understand…

It cracks me up just how not far this apple has fallen from the tree. : )… Read more

Compliment from God

Just another ordinary text exchange between me and Cait…


All joking aside, and even though this kid is probably born-again, that was a pretty great thing for one human being to say to another. Would that we might all take the time to recognize the good in each other and comment on it…… Read more

Truer Words Were Never Spoken

We’re in the countdown hours until Cait leaves for college. I’ve been trying to hold onto every moment.

Apparently, I haven’t been too subtle about it.  While stopping at our favorite ice cream place as part of our end-of-summer rite, I was yet again asking my daughter where she was off to next and when she would be returning home.

She looked at me with a wistful smile and said, “Mom, you’re never going to be able to store up … Read more

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