Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

a mother’s intuition // the backside of the empty nest

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Debbi DiMaggio

 

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A Mother’s Intuition

Lacrosse bag & sticks, snowboards & boots, multiple shoes and sweatshirts all lined the entry, now gone. Simply vanished as if they were never there.

The kids are gone.

A few Coronas are left in the refrigerator.

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connect with friends locally and expand your network around the globe through social media // so many interesting people, places and things to enjoy!

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Debbi DiMaggio

Happy New Year FrontEmail from a fellow (empty nest) mom :

Christmas Card Back Kids 2015

“While I’m typing I just want to say thank you in a larger sense.  You have such a big heart and are so open.  I love your energy and I love that you are so sharing. I so appreciate your posts.  I’m there with you.  Being an empty nester is an all new experience.  Thanks so much.  Your posts have helped me with my own challenges being an empty nester.”

Debbi, “I don’t know if you remember me or not. I am the girl you introduced to the George Mark House committee last year. I took a tour of the house and volunteered at the luncheon and auction in San Francisco. I ended up buying a house in Visalia. My mom needs me closer, so I returned to help her. I still come up to visit my daughter in Berkeley, though. I just want to say that meeting you last year was a bright spot in my time there. You were so sweet to me from the start, when I was trying to find housing. Actually, you are an inspiration to me. I love your Facebook posts regarding friends and family. I wish you a very happy new year!”

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I Don’t Fit In

Monday, November 16, 2015
Debbi DiMaggio

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I Don’t Fit In

I was at a charity gala and the auctioneer came up to me and asked how I was. We made small talk as we hadn’t seen one another in two years. Now remember, I just noted, he is an auctioneer. Auctioneers are not quiet or shy by nature. Would you agree?  He was no different —  a handsome, dark haired man with such confidence he could ask a room full of affluent attendees to donate big $$$ and bid on overpriced auction items, that may or may not be used, or even worth it — but, of course all for a good cause.

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the apple icon now mocks me // the silence is deafening

Sunday, November 1, 2015
Debbi DiMaggio

Slamming doors

replaced dead silence.  The silence is deafening.

A mother’s love of her cub.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TASHAWNA! #LoveBravely

Sunday, September 6, 2015
Debbi DiMaggio

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