Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

The Balm of Love on the Wounds of Death

This month death gut-punched our family—the kind of blow that leaves you bent over and gasping with shock and pain.  Our son-in-law was only 44 years old, the father of … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Friends, Acquaintances, and People Photo-bombing Your Life

You stand as the lead character in the spotlight of your life, feeling vulnerable, empowered, and excited—and bam!  Someone else’s head pops up in front of you.  Hey!  This is … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · 5 Comments

Do You Feel What I Feel?

We’re right smack in the midst of holidays that were meant to bring joy and peace, so how is that working for you? If you’re experiencing love and togetherness with … Continue reading

December 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

QUESTION: What is it like to have a “teen” grandchild; is it difficult or is it fun?

Gramma’s Answer: Having a teen grandchild is fun.  The teenage years are times when young people start to explore and discover who they are, what’s different or the same between them and … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weird Friends

“You have really weird friends,” my mother told me when I came home to visit as a young professional.  I took a moment to consider.  “I guess I do,” I … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Embracing Living

When I was a little girl, I used to stand with my toes on our lot line (I wasn’t allowed to leave the yard) to chat with the neighbor who … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Imperfect Holiday Celebration

The annual movie White Christmas reflects an expectation many of us hold, namely, a holiday should be perfect.  For example, Christmas has to be white.  I remember crying when I … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

When You Love Your Home Most

Your company just left.  If you have children, they’re in bed, exhausted from the good times, asleep almost before the light has left the room.  You sit back with your … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Love Thy Neighbors as They Love You

Long ago when my husband and I were about to purchase our first house, we worried that we might spend all our money to live beside people who would ultimately … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment
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