Browsing articles

Cathy C. Hall

Afternoon Delight

By Cathy C. Hall

The first Christmas after my husband died was right around the corner, and I was still struggling to get through the everyday routines of my life. How in the world would I face this huge holiday event? Because Christmas at our house had always been…well, a lot: Lots of decorating, lots of cookies, lots of […]

The Dress

By Cathy C. Hall

The Dress

If there was one trait my mom couldn’t stand, it was self-pity. There might as well have been a huge sign in our house with WHINING in a circle and a bold, black line through the word. We were to be thankful for what we had, and no feeling sorry for ourselves for the troubles […]

Road Trippin' With Grandma

Bringing my mother-in-law along on a road trip to Florida was not exactly my idea. Our family then consisted of two children: our two-year-old daughter, Laney, and our five-year-old son, Joey. Two adults should’ve been able to easily handle two kids, right? But my husband thought maybe we should bring an extra pair of hands […]