Farewell Mom, I love you.

Eulogy of Theresa Chianelli-Santelli December 26, 1931 September 26, 2020 Mom, I didn’t know God’s plan was different from my plan, but God’s plan was by far better. I am torn between feelings of sadness and joy. This may appear antithetical, but my joy is slowly eliminating my sadness, and this is why.  While MomContinue reading “Farewell Mom, I love you.”

Needles, thread and a deadly war.

A muse … I have been thinking about my Grandfather this week. He is my Dad’s father. He barely spoke English often switching to Italian in the middle of a sentence. Always had pay close attention to his rapid Italian speech. He was born in 1902 in Calabria Italy and came to America through EllisContinue reading “Needles, thread and a deadly war.”

99 Days of Gratitude Day 7-Home

I am feeling blessed today because God has given the gift of home. When I was young my family made home for me. When I was in college my roommates made up home for me. In the work I do daily my colleagues make home. My son’s make home for me. My Husband makes homeContinue reading “99 Days of Gratitude Day 7-Home”

A blessing from heaven.

The Snow Melts Somewhere Me, my camera and how I see the world. Sunset, stargazing in Michigan. Bow down to the beauty that God has created. A snap of my Husband Daniel on the beach at sunset on our honeymoon. My Husband Blog

99 days of Gratitude Day 6 – Wisdom

Today I received my favorite annual Christmas Card. It’s from my friend and teacher Mary Pat. Each year I await this card, but this year it got lost in the mail and arrived perfectly today. I am thankful for the wisdom that Mary Pat built in my heart and in my mind. She taught meContinue reading “99 days of Gratitude Day 6 – Wisdom”

99 Days of Gratitude Day 5-Brotherhood

Today I am thankful for my brother Josh. It is his birthday today so Daniel, Reuben and I will celebrate him tonight. Josh is a great man. He has been a part of my life for three years sharing struggles of life, love, relationships all in the context Brothers in Christ. He is a passionate father. HeContinue reading “99 Days of Gratitude Day 5-Brotherhood”