Monthly Archives: December 2013

Email From My Italian Son: True North in Southern Italy

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From: Donavon McKay Robertson <donavon.robertson@myldsmail.net> To: Heidi Robertson <hrobertson@nsummit.org> Date: 12/30/2013 03:56 AM Subject: Re: Email to My Italian Son 12/29/13 My Dear Mother, I love you so much and I thank you so much for you beautiful words and genuine emotion behind … Continue reading

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To My Italian Son….after Christmas

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  Dear Anziano Robertson, Hi. Don.  It was so good to Skype with you on the 26th.  Great to see you and to hear you…even if the connection kept cutting out, and your lip syncing was off. ha ha… Good … Continue reading

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Christmas at Granny’s

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Christmas at Granny’s Family Tree I wonder what kind of Christmas a soul can have at a convalescent home. I can only imagine and in doing so decide that maybe I do not want to stay in these imaginings for … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions and the Need for Adaptations

Christmas Traditions and the Need for Adaptations Disappointment came last night in a lack of meaningful Christmas Eve traditions. My own fault in not making these happen for my family. Personally, I desperately wanted some “Oh Holy Night,” in a … Continue reading

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Witnessing

Witnessing  I stand all amazed at the blessings that find way into my daily life. I make a mental list of these. Sometimes even write them down. Number them one by one regularly. Gratitude is the key to loving better. … Continue reading

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Rewrapping Christmas Lost and Found

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Tradition, culture, and commerce cry like antsy children. Across America, parents wake to the call of hungry babies and sleepless excited children. Restless uproar. Boxes, bags, and bows bestowed beneath trees quickly torn apart. Tossed paper remnants and reminders of … Continue reading

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SCARS

Scars You cannot easily see what lies beneath the surface. What is possessed inside the heart, and mind, and soul. Just know that we all have them- scars. That they are sometimes painful reminders to those who possess them. Not … Continue reading

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