Monthly Archives: November 2010

because i need a little happy

Donovan always know how to make me smile, just tonight he said, “Don’t be sad Mommy!” That was of course, just after he asked when he could see Opa again. We are all dealing, and we are all processing. Tonight I choose to focus on the good, and the happy in my life.  Also, don’t […]


It’s been over a week now since I held my Opa’s hand as he slipped away from the world as we know it, and for the most part, I’ve been dealing with his passing pretty good. This is not the first time that I’ve had someone I love die, my Oma died when I was […]

journey to wellness

Way back in October, which yes I know was TECHNICALLY only a couple weeks ago, but feels more like a LIFETIME ago, I signed up to be part of the Quaker Journey to Wellness campaign. Since I’ve been on my personal weight-loss getting healthy goal since August I thought it would be something fun to […]


Most of you are here today because you knew Walter, so I�m not going to stand here and tell you information about him that you already know; what I want to do today is tell you about my Opa.   Walter Schwandt, my Opa, was born on February 8, 1927 in Bessarabia where he lived for […]


Last night, at 9:30pm I was honoured to be sitting by my Opa’s side, holding his hand as he passed away. I rest assured knowing that he is now in a much better place, and is once again reunited with his wife, my Oma. I will get back to regular posting soon, just taking a […]