My Gray Stripes

Becoming whole through family life. Desserts help.

Saying goodbye

One month after my daughter married, she and her husband moved out-of-state.  He is earning a doctorate in physics in six years.  She is working, making their home, and preparing … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Sweet names

Little did I know when I started calling my husband, “Honey,” in our early years of marriage that the nickname would stick.  Honey is literally sweet.  Sweet names can minimize … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happiness rejecters

My first childhood memory stands as one of the happiest of my life.  I was eight and had waited months for this moment.  While I sat perfectly still my mother … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · 10 Comments

Twitter kindness

Wandering an airport lost is humble pie in the making. Fortunately for me while recently traveling between Phoenix and Denver, a kindly old man saw my confusion and offered help. … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 4 Comments

Dog happy

I didn’t grow up with a dog as a pet, perfectly content with my cat named Tiger. The closest I got to a pet dog was when I was replaced … Continue reading

September 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

Welcome to changing the world one happy family at a time

Have you ever thrown your hands up into the air and screamed, “What is going on here?” I have. In fact, I asked it this morning after I thought I … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · 17 Comments