April 1, 2017

April 1st is a very significant day in my life, even tho I’m not much of a practical joker.
My grandmother, Peaches, was born April 1, 1896. She was a non-judgmental, loving presence in my life.
She let me know that she loved me, just for being me, whoever I was in that minute.  She came when I called. Peaches is my inspiration for the loving presence that I aspire to be, in my Grand Kids life.
She is the gift that keeps on giving!

On April 1, 2015, a one way ticket took me from NY to Southern California.
I took a leap of faith. I did it for me.
I needed a change to heal from the loss of my husband.
There were so many people in NY also mourning him. We were constant reminders to each other of our grief.

I dedicated myself to a fresh start. To create a simple, loving and fun life.
A life that honors my marriage, instead of grieving it.
It takes a village.
2 years later, I’m on the right path. I feel at home.
My daughter in law, April, went way above and beyond to make my transition as smooth as possible.
My sister Donna, not only my biggest supporter, but took her own leap last year!
My grand babies keep the fun quotient high.
Marty is an amazing Husband, Dad and Son. He is kind, creative, funny and loving. Marty is also the one who told me to try to remember who I was, before his Dad’s illness changed everything. That has been my inspiration.
I have received tons of support from my family and friends and I thank you.
I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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