Growing, growing, gone.

My favorite hour to swim is between 7:30 and 8:30am; it’s just a great time of day to be outside in Florida.  The birds are chirping, the squirrels are scampering around the palm trees, and the sun is bathing the flowers and grasses in a promising, golden glow. Rhythmically splashing back and forth, I take…

Happy Birthday!

I remember writing in my journal that I was completely stunned by how much childbirth hurt. Not sure I knew what I was expecting, I just knew I wasn’t expecting THAT! Of course my husband was in the Navy back when our eldest child was born, and mothers’ comfort was obviously not the military’s  primary…