MoThEr’S DaY, LiFe, AnD a JeEp…♡

Hello, Welcome to Marcia’s Cottage. I’m so happy to see you today my friend. Shall we have a little tea.

Sooooo….how was your week? Are you ready for the weekend…any fun plans?

My week has been similar to our weather. Sort of all over the place.  One extreme to the other. Just a few days ago it was cold, rainy, blizzardy. And, now the weather is in the mid 90’s.

 So, whatdoyasay we go for a ride in my new jeep? Come on hop on in!

As I was thinking about today’s post, I realized that I had lost a “week” somewhere along the road.  I thought this was Mother’s Day weekend. No doubt I’ve been feeling a little scattered, out of balance.

Who knows, p.e.r.h.a.p.s  it has something to do with having our California home on the market, preparing to move to the Oregon Coast, and exchanging my BMW X5 for a Jeep Wrangler. Ha! Ha! Yes, no doubt ALL these things are stretching me  scattering me. So, please bear with me.

         So thinking this coming weekend was Mother’s Day, earlier this week I decided to post a little something  about my amazing mom.


My mother passed away very young. It’s almost unfathomable to believe that it’s been over 20 years ago.

And, what’s even more surreal is that I am now around the age she was when she passed away.


She passed away close to Mother’s Day, so this time of year often brings back memories of that sad time.

She had ALS. At the time she was diagnosed very few people even knew of the illness.

Today, many people know it as the Ice Bucket Challenge illness.

I certainly had no idea of how devastating it would be, or how it would continue to influence my life. At the time, I felt so lost without her loving presence in my life.

There’s not a day that goes by, that I don’t think of her life, and her fun loving spirit.


I still miss her terribly. However, now all these years later I honor my mother’s life, and feel her loving guidance by remembering how she lived hers.



She lived as fully, and courageously as anyone could. I suppose her spirit has somehow been behind those important decisions, and choices I’ve continued making in my own life. One’s that involve adventure, fun, challenges, fear, excitement, and of course faith in the unknown future. Yes, my mother is still a bit of my guiding light, and of course no doubt her presence is still very much with me.



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