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 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”

99 Days of Gratitude Day 4 Home

This week has been home week Daniel and I shared the week with our son’s Josh, Barrett and Adler. We are a new modern family, yet instantly our space is full of love. We played games, watched movies, cooked some family meals and some fancy ones. We painted shared laughter, struggled through some sickness. WeContinue reading “99 Days of Gratitude Day 4 Home”

Simple

I love moments when Daniel and I just sit over an espresso coffee, share conversations or be creative. It’s these lovely moments that make life amazing. We have learned a few things, so important to nurture a relationship. Just be Be real Love deeply Mutuality Silence Simple More sweet Daniel. More …

Inside out…Marry me?

On the outside… We don’t look the same as others do but on the inside my heart knows Our lives may not look like others, but on the inside my heart knows. The schedule isn’t exactly in the order of how relationships outta work, but on the inside my heart knows. Our love may seemContinue reading “Inside out…Marry me?”

Who is your Influencer?

There are so many people that influence us in life. Our family and best friends have a great impact what we do or who we become. Our co-workers, our boss and/or customers affect us daily.  Leaders in our world impact our lives through the decisions they make that represent and direct our world. Spiritual leadersContinue reading “Who is your Influencer?”