Mother’s Day

2016 May

You know you’re home when …

2017-04-13T15:34:11+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The one thing that always helps us as a family re-acclimatize to life back in Canada is Save the Mothers’ annual Steps for Change walk. It unfolded in 15 municipalities across North America on Saturday. The kids’ roller blades and bikes and whatever else is needed, after being in Canadian storage for eight months, have [...]

2014 May

A job that’s not for the faint of heart

2017-07-19T01:20:37+00:00 May 11th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Liz: Dad, I have a riddle for you. Okay. Liz: You have to guess what it is. Uhuh. Liz: This is a job. It's a job where you work all the time. You can never get any rest from it.  You just keep going all the time. Right. Liz: Yeah, it’s 24-7. Especially at first. You have to work [...]

2013 May

Praying for Tim Bosma. Growing young.

2017-07-20T00:27:51+00:00 May 14th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

It was Mother’s Day, Day 7 of it all, Day 7 since Timothy Bosma left his Hamilton home for a quick test drive of his truck with a couple of strangers and then vanished. And it was my girls who prayed for him. ‘Dear Jesus,’ Liz said. We were on the 401, in the van, in the busyness of the [...]

2003 May

Tell your mother you love her

2012-10-30T02:01:17+00:00 May 9th, 2003|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sunday is Mother's Day, and I'm reminded that I've never held my mother, looked into her eyes and told her that I love her. I've never offered a soft kiss on her cheek. I've never even given my mother flowers. My mom died before I got the chance.

1997 May

A thorny, red rose

2013-05-25T15:31:33+00:00 May 10th, 1997|Categories: London Free Press, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(The London Free Press – Saturday, May 10, 1997) "We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer. Together we exist. And forever will re-create each other." — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 20th century French philosopher ST. THOMAS, CANADA – Tomorrow is Mother's Day, the one day of the year I'm vividly reminded I have never held my mother, looked into her eyes and told her I love her. I have never offered a soft kiss on her cheek. I have never even given her flowers.