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The Finch's Nest · 2W ago

For the Love of a Dog

Maya, smiling.The bond between human and pet. It's beautiful. Many of us have stories from our childhood of our beloved dogs or cats, stories that almost seem incredible. Dog walks miles to ...
The Finch's Nest · 1M ago

Signs and Wonders

I have a little story to share. Now, to set you up, you have to realize I am not one usually to believe in signs and such. I don't want to get caught up in mysticism and not miracles. The ot...
The Finch's Nest · 1M ago

When a House is Truly a Home

When I was twelve years old, my parents told me that we were going to be moving soon. They'd been looking for a new house in a different area of our small town. I must say that I wasn't too ...
The Finch's Nest · 1M ago

Auld Lang Syne and other New Years thoughts

I'd been approaching the new year with trepidation. In my mind, all I could picture was the fact that neither of my parents had made it to 2018. It would be the first full year that they wer...
The Finch's Nest · 2M ago

A Bittersweet Christmas Visit

Tomorrow my brother and I will visit the residents at the care facility which housed our mom for several months this year bringing them a little Christmas cheer. It will be the first time I'...
The Finch's Nest · 3M ago

'Tis Almost The Season: A journey of grief and healing

Today at the dental office where I work, I saw an elderly dementia patient clutching her little bag of freebies as if they were the greatest thing she ever received. Even when her daughter t...
The Finch's Nest · 3M ago

I Must Bloom

The other day, I glanced out my side door. A tree sits in my front yard dormant now for the upcoming winter. Some of that tree is hollowed out where countless birds and squirrels have made t...
The Finch's Nest · 4M ago

Terry's Halloween Gift

Dear Readers:Since Halloween is my family's favorite time of the year, I wanted to share part of a short story I'd written years ago which is included in my book "Reflections From my Mother'...
The Finch's Nest · 4M ago

Halloween Memories

 Halloween has always been one of our family's favorite holidays, for we are all big kids at heart.Take Mom for instance. The above photo is from last October twenty-eighth. I had been visit...
The Finch's Nest · 4M ago

A New Life

This past week I lost a beautiful friend. This woman knew the true meaning of kindness, gentleness, selflessness and love. She stood for what is good and right. She had a heart for God and h...