Life is a Gift – Not So Fast, Make it Last!

Photo: Kim Turner at Heart of American DanceSport 2017, receiving her Top Teacher Award

Life is a Gift

“Can I pick you up at four on Friday?” I text a caretaker friend. My cell phone beeps, she was hospitalized last night, blood clots in both lungs. She is only fifty. How can it be? Could that be me?

Cherish the moment, enjoy each day.
What a blessing it is to wake up and play.
Smile, be grateful, love and laugh.
Life is a gift. Not so fast. Make it last.

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Baby Boomers Beware – Eight Surgery Tips

A surgeon might save your life someday, but vanity and hasty decisions can bite baby boomers in the butt!

A surgery is elective in my book unless its purpose is to save your life, or prevents you from becoming deformed or crippled, or stop terrible pain.

And, unless someone is using a scalpel to remove a splinter, there is no such thing as minor surgery.

Like most of us, my opinions are based on my life experience. I do not claim to be qualified to give professional medical advice. We each need to make our own decisions.  It is not up to the doctor – it is up to you because you are the one who must live with the consequences – good or bad. Continue reading “Baby Boomers Beware – Eight Surgery Tips”

Down Syndrome Awareness Month in John’s World

October is very special in John’s World.  It is not only Down Syndrome Awareness Month, it is the month of his birthday.  My son, John is Down Syndrome. He has lived with me for almost thirty years, but I am not his birth mother. It is my honor as his stepmother and guardian that John calls me “Mom.” Continue reading “Down Syndrome Awareness Month in John’s World”