Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note

1st Quarter 2020

Publisher’s Note

Welcome to 2020! The last year has been a whirlwind for my family, starting with the birth of my beautiful granddaughter Simone, who was featured in the last issue. That was followed by a beautiful wedding on December 1st for Heather and Nathan. As we celebrated their wedding, I was reminded that life always changes, and while sometimes change can be daunting, it also brings renewal. Their wedding was a celebration of a wonderful, loving relationship that has brought all of us much joy. I pray that they have as many beautiful years together as Nathan’s grandparents (still happily married in their nineties) and his parents have had. While I know that they will sometimes fuss at each other, I also know that if they respect and show gratitude to each other they will succeed in fulfilling my prayer for a long and happy marriage. Simone sat like an angel watching the wedding from her Red Flyer Wagon, never making a sound as her parents exchanged their promise to love and cherish each other for life. It was as if she knew that this was the beginning of a beautiful life that was meant to be hers, with two adoring parents to protect and love her.

I had made plans to take Heather and Simone on a short trip to Puerto Rico as a present for Heather’s 40th Birthday, so on the 6th of December we left dad at home, since he is in his last year of law school, and we started our adventure with a 4 month old on her first plane ride. There were some who said we were crazy, but as we traveled, I saw many other families that must have been crazy also. Simone proved that she is going to be a world traveler, because we could not have asked for a more congenial baby. The only problem was that Mimi (meaning me) managed to have major problems with her back that led to needing a doctor to make a house call and give her shots to even be able to walk. Thus, our adventure became very difficult for my poor daughter, since she was now the pack horse for all the luggage, baby, and Mimi. What I learned is that when it got tough, mom got tougher and managed to get us all home in one piece. 

Here is to more adventures, and a great 2020! 

    -Thank You, Pamela Rizzo, Publisher