February has always been one of the roughest months of the year for me. While I enjoy the cooler temperatures and a romantic Valentine's Day celebration, February is also the month of my oldest sister's birthday. My brain acknowledged Cherie's absence years ago, but my heart never caught up....more

Sisterhood At Any Age

Reservations. Check! Pack luggage. Check! Good-bye kisses to husband and children. Check! This past weekend four women met in Miami for an all-girls weekend reunion of the Oti's Girls. They had met over twenty years ago at Don Otilio's boarding house when they went to college. Excited and frightened about entering college, being away from the protection of their parents and far away from the friends they had known until then, they had no idea that they would be forming an unbreakable bond with the women they would still call their sisters twenty years later....more