Going with the Ebbs and Flows!

Getting Mary Home.


Going to the store today and elderly lady came up to me and asked me if I knew where her street was. It just so happened that I had a friend that lived on that street which is actually in another city. Not too far but far enough to make me wonder why she was so far from home and yet not able to realize it. She asked me to tell her how to get there and I stood there and thought for a moment but I knew there was no way she would be able to get there on her own, so I told her I would take her home.
I asked her how she ended up here and she said someone dropped her off in the plaza. As we walked to my car I asked her if she knew her address, if she lived alone, and if she had her keys. She told me her address, told me she did live alone and she had her keys. I introduced myself and she told me her name was Mary. The more we talked, and the more I observed her demeanor I realized Mary wasn’t quite right. As we got closer to my car another lady approached and exclaimed “what are you doing here”? Apparently my new elderly friend suffers from dementia and her daughter just moved her to the retirement home not to far from the plaza. She was told not to leave the home but she apparently left on her own. So the address she gave me was her old address.
The whole time several thoughts went through my head. What if she has alzheimer’s? What if that’s not her address, but mostly what if I wasn’t the one who found her?
The relief in her daughters face was evident as she realized I was trying to help her mother find her way back home. I told her I realized Mary wouldn’t be able to get home on her own and I was only doing what I would hope someone would do for my parents were the circumstances the other way around.
In retrospect if I was faced with the same situation I would have either asked for a phone number or  just called the police. I think the thing that gets to me the most is the fact that she said she asked several people before she encountered me and they all just said nope I said they didn’t know where that street was, and you could clearly see that something just wasn’t right about Mary.
So tell me what would you have done?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon


Where the sky meets the earth or where heaven is just out of reach?
Looking at the sky and seeing how close to earth it appears to be some times makes me realize what a magnificent place the world we live in really is.
I get to look off into the horizon and imagine the endless possibilities that exist out there.


Time flies and things change!

My life has changed, but at the core of it all I’m still me. I’m learning to navigate the world as a divorcee and a single mom now. Never in a million years did I foresee that this was they way life was going to be for me but you know what my life is NOT over!

I was fortunate to have been married for almost 10 years. I say fortunate because if I regretthose 10 years then I deny the things that have made me who I am today and the things that I have come to value. I had planned to be married forever but I have now come to realize that my definition of forever and his definition of forever was off by about 50 or so years. It has taken me a while but I’ve come to realize that it’s okay to not be married I mean millions of women around the world have been doing it for years so why can’t I?

I do however have some concerns I can’t lie. I have the typical can I afford to keep the house on my own, can I pay all the bills, and will I be able to provide for my little one by myself (those are my mom concerns). But I also so have the I’m single now am I going to find someone else to fall in love with and spend the rest of my life with or am I going to die alone concerns. (cough cough did I say that out loud). Entering the dating scene, a scene I wasn’t in long in the first place is daunting yet there is that element of excitement lurking in the the back of my mind.

I guess this is where I say only time will tell.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You


This was taken during an afternoon with a group of friends who meet once a year. Every Summer we get together to celebrate being friends and mothers. On this particular day we decided to explore Downtown Toronto and in the middle of all the grey concrete and metal we stumbled on this garden filled with purple and pink flowers.


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Where to start???

I had no idea where to start and then I remembered many moons ago I attempted to start a blog on Blogger. Below is my 1st post of two with a few edits as life has changed since I wrote this intro.

I guess the best thing today is to say hi to everyone and welcome to my world. It isn’t fabulous and exciting to most people but is to me at times. To me the most exciting thing in my life is my daughter. She brings the most joy to me day to day. She is exciting, smart, witty and sweet. She is hands down the love in my life.

I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. Having all these roles contribute to making my life what it is today, and I am super lucky to be able to be all these things.

Well that’s it for now folks!

So there it is my first post that was read by no one. I dipped my toe in the water and I got cold feet. I was in a different place back then and now I am ready to take the plunge. I don’t think that I have these great ideas or insights that will change the world, but I want to share myself (to a certain extent because I still have a little bit of that chicken living in my head). So here I am in this new place in my life and I’m just hoping sharing myself will connect me with others out there who just might be going through the same thing,

Now I can say : Well that’s it for now folks!

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