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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Month: May 2017 (Page 1 of 2)

John F. Kennedy

My grandma, and all the other ladies in Ireland that I visited when I was young, had two pictures on the dresser.  One of the Pope and one of President John F. Kennedy.  JFK was the epitome of dreams come true for the Irish.  His grandpa scraped together the four pounds he needed to sail across the Atlantic at a time when many of the windows of businesses in the new country held signs that said, “Irish Need Not Apply.”   Continue reading

A blue suit

It was just a blue suit.  But as I saw my 14-year-old son stand in front of a mirror at the menswear store to get the pants hemmed on what would be his elementary school graduation outfit I thought to myself, “Where did the time go?”  How did that little bundle of boy grow into this mature young man who is wondering what I thought about his choice of tie? Continue reading

I was a mother

And the day came when life wasn’t just about me anymore.  I was a mother.  I remember the first day I was home alone with my first born.  I never left the bedroom all day because that’s where the baby was.  When my husband came home from work I asked if he could bring me up a bagel before he left for work the next day so that I could eat.  Fast forward to my third child and I was home four hours after giving birth and sending out an announcement by email.  The juggling had begun. Continue reading

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