"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

** Happy Birthday, Scott! **

Today, July 28th, is my oldest son Scott's birthday. About 5 weeks ago, when he was in England on business, his appendix burst and he required emergency surgery. I posted about him quite often during those days and weeks of worry. I remember thinking then that it was possible he may not be alive when his birthday arrived this year. It's still hard to believe what all he went through, and all of it being so far from home & family. I'm so very grateful that he is indeed here, to celebrate his birthday, in 2010.
Scott and me the night before he left for London.



This is Scott at Stonehenge on June 21st.
The next day, he was in the hospital.


Scott, 5 years old, holding the little cage with his little gerbil!

This picture was taken the same day. He was proudly showing where he lost a tooth.

I was newly divorced that summer and the two of us lived in a tiny apartment, but he knew his mom loved him soooo much!


"There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart." – Washington Irving , writer