I Couldn’t Have Done It Without Ya Ma!

Mom & I on ferry to Governor's Island NYC, Autumn 2009.

I am very fortunate. My mother is 89 yrs. old and has a clear mind and good health. She is a retired nurse practitioner, having dedicated her life in service to those who suffer. My father (R.I.P.) and she were responsible and intelligent parents. They did their best to make sure that my two sisters and I had everything we needed and we had a really good childhood.
I have a lot of respect for my parent’s generation. They lived through The Great Depression and WW2 and then they gave birth to my generation – the Baby Boomers. When my generation got into our teens, many of us became very rebellious. I was one of the first “hippies” in my town. My cohorts and I worshiped The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. We grew our hair long, played in rock bands and got high on weed and LSD – Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll! They called it the “generation gap”…..”Don’t trust anyone over 30”, we used to say. I took my parents for granted and judged them. I didn’t begin to really appreciate them until I got into my 30’s, and the older I get, the more I love them.
Mom’s parents were both M.D’s, her sister was a nurse, her brother was an M.D., her brother’s son became an M.D., and my younger sister became a nurse. Healing was always in my blood, but that healer DNA didn’t fully light up until I was well into middle age. I had worked as a cook for most of my life but I got tired of it and began searching for something new. I read about Reiki in a book and got my first treatment at Louisiana’s Zinn’s Reiki circle. I loved it and decided to become a Reiki Master. The rest is history…..
Are you proud of me Ma? I’m a late bloomer but I finally got it right! Read the testimonials on my website Ma – they’re saying I’m good! I’ve ARRIVED and I couldn’t have done it without ya! I LOVE YOU!

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