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Kim Seeley

The Finer Things in Life

About seven years ago, I participated in a cross-country road trip with three girlfriends. We packed so much into our journey and saw many national parks and natural and man-made wonders. We “oohed” and “aahed” over the majesty of the Grand Canyon and the sheer grandeur of Yosemite’s El Capitan. We stood in awe of […]

The Fed-Ex Angel

By Kim Seeley

The Fed-Ex Angel

It was Christmas time, in the early 1980s. Bing Crosby was crooning on my CD player, “May your days be merry and bright,” but my days were not merry and bright. My days were frantic and melancholy. My nights were anxious, and my dreams were disturbing. What was the problem, you might ask? It was […]

The Long and the Short of It

I realize that there is no way to tell this story without revealing to the world that I am over the hill, older than dirt, whatever you wish to call it. But when I see the super short skirts the women in Hollywood and New York City are wearing on television today, inwardly I smile. […]

The Gift of Time

By Kim Seeley

The Gift of Time

My family has been blessed recently with a new grandchild, a beautiful little girl, who has become another brilliant light in our little universe, along with her three-year-old brother, who has already blazed his own meteoric path in our lives and into our hearts. My daughter has been home with the new baby girl and […]

Joy Conquers Fear

By Kim Seeley

Joy Conquers Fear

It has been a little more than ten years now since the automobile accident that claimed my younger daughter’s life. She was vibrant, intelligent, involved and beautiful. She met each morning with a smile on her face. I never had to wake her on a school morning. There were none of those “dragging the teen […]

Some Like It Hot

By Kim Seeley

Some Like It Hot

I remember my Grandmother’s refrigerator with both amazement and amusement. Her refrigerator was a labyrinth of bowls, plates and Tupperware, teetering upon each other, and tottering towards disaster. While my grandmother was an excellent cook, her refrigerator organization left a lot to be desired. Usually one of my aunts would make some negative comment while […]

The Music in My Head

By Kim Seeley

The Music in My Head

I was sharing a Thanksgiving seasonal meal with some friends last November, an event that began a few years ago, but has become a significant annual tradition. We began our pre-meal ritual of naming the blessings for which we were particularly grateful that year. Nearly everyone mentioned good health, family, good friends, and I am […]

Colors of My Dreams

By Kim Seeley

Colors of My Dreams

I do not live in a fancy house; in fact, the original half of my house is as modest as they come. The front half of my house is nothing more than a factory-made, three bedroom, two-bath modular home. It was in this house that we raised our girls until the youngest one was twelve […]

Just an Ordinary Day

By Kim Seeley

Just an Ordinary Day

My wedding day was not “such stuff as dreams are made of,” if Shakespeare will forgive me that comparison. My recollection of that morning is one of such frenzy that every member of my family ran off to undertake last minute errands, and I was left to tie my own bags of rice. I hate […]

In Search of Treasure

By Kim Seeley

In Search of Treasure

My mother and I have made an annual jaunt to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for several years now. We are treasure-seekers, but not in the usual sense. There are two events which determine the exact timing of our trip. One, of course, is the peak season of the fall foliage. I anxiously scan […]

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