Preparing for Travel

Jan. 24th At the vet’s office to make our cats ready for plane travel, I inform the receptionist we are moving to CA in about a week. “Why are you moving she asks?”To start a new life,” I reply. “Do you have jobs and family there?” “No, a close friend, an idea for the business we feel passionate to develop and a...

read more

My Parent’s Footprints On My Heart

Jan. 23th. I hold my mother’s sandals to my heart and envision her footprints. She was creative but never fully realized her potential. She often walked in fear, insecurity and self-doubt of her creative talents. I hold my father’s flannel pajamas to my heart. I recall his resistance to change and inability to flow with...

read more

My Parent’s Footprints On My Heart

Jan. 23th. I hold my mother’s sandals to my heart and envision her footprints. She was creative but never fully realized her potential. She often walked in fear, insecurity and self-doubt of her creative talents. I hold my father’s flannel pajamas to my heart. I recall his resistance to change and inability to flow with...

read more

My Parent’s HandPrints On My Heart

Jan. 22th. I awake with clarity. I remember the positive impact my parents have had on my life. My mother instilled a love and commitment to family and friends and a high regard for creativity in all forms.  My father demonstrated compassion for people and dedication to his work as a physician. What they cherished most...

read more

Helpful Friends to Listen

Jan. 21 The phone rings. It’s my oldest friend Shelley, a best friend since we were four. I talk for a few minutes about my parents with her because she knew them so well. I tell her about the contents of the two memorabilia boxes. I hesitate to tell her about my mother’s sandals, but I do. She suggests I keep everything...

read more

Lightening The Load

Jan. 20 When my parents and in-laws first passed on we kept some of their belongings, including some furniture. What we could not part with was kept in storage. Time passed and while we divested ourselves of much of their possessions, there are a few pieces we loved enough to take with us, mostly art objects now enroute via a...

read more

It's Quick! It's Easy! It's FREE!

Registering for The HandPrints Network is easy, just fill out the quick form and you will instantly be able to take part in our community. This includes the ability to rate stories, comment on stories and participate in our brand new forums. Once you are registered, you can update your profile with a custom avatar, bio information and even link to your website.