Posts Tagged ‘Birthday’

It seems I haven’t posted on my birthday since 2010 and I almost let this one pass.  After reflecting on yet another very challenging year on 9/11, my birthday, the theme reared it’s beautiful head again today in a training session for my new career, as emphatically as it did the other day.

And yes, I now have 2 exciting, rewarding, demanding, fabulous careers.  Our trainer today said, “NEVER give up!”

Diana Nyad’s first words after her historic swim were, “You should never, ever give up.”

The President even tweeted “Congratulations to @DianaNyad. Never give up on your dreams.”

Now that it’s post 9/11/2013, I know for sure Diana Nyad and I have at least two things in common:  we’re both 64 and neither one of us will ever give up.

Peace out.

And with love always,


She would’ve been 54 today.

Lula (Lu, Lori), my baby-girl, so innocent & young, so worldly & pained, so wild & precious, so loving & beautiful.  She passed in May and I’m sure if a Maypole dance had been happening in heaven, she’d joyously have ruled the ribbons.

I really thought I’d have written/blogged about her by now and certainly after I saw the YouTube videos of the service and our eulogies, because I just couldn’t write anything when I was in California with her family.  Her brother, John, and childhood friend, Kelly Drysdale were going to speak and then I would just let my heart do the rest.  She had requested more than once over the years that I sing Moondance at her wedding so this became that time.

I guess sometimes it’s better to just talk and sing.  My eulogy starts at about 10 minutes in.  Click here for Lori’s Memorial Service on YouTube.

Happy Birthday, my sweet.

As Lu & I would both say… with all my love & heart,