Seasons of Life

One Family's Story
"You can move a mountain with faith the size of an mustard seed" Mat17:20

Mom and Dad

moved from  rural  New York State in 2008  to a continuing care retirement community in Rochester, New York.

 My father was "sole care provider" for my mother whose progressive Parkinson and dementia zapped her mind and body. Born into 1920's economic depression and a WWII veteran, Dad's believes "family cares for family."       

My brother, sister and I joined the "New, Old" Generation- aging "baby- boomers" having children, graduating from collegee and also concerned about their parent's welfare.
In 2008 

I experienced the great joy of becoming a "grandfather" 
and  rejoicing with my son Scott's safe return from an Afghanistan. deployment. 
But Summer-spring 2010 was hard on Mother as she became increasingly dependent. We all worked together to find residential care solutions.

Mother's pass away on August 11, 2010 "Together" with his children, Dad chose a plain pine coffin and cemetery plot across from his church.  Grieving is hard, but Dad and I rejoice Mother is with our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Dad is doing well for a 86 year old young man and we enjoy time together. May 2011 includes Rhine River Viking boat travel with my Dad and wife Carol from Basil, Switzerland to Amsterdam.  
Start to Become "Older Adults"

I am a "Baby-Boomer"; grew up in the '50s and 60's.

With many fond childhood memories, I  started my young family. 

My b
oys Scott and Tim grew up in the 1980s; by  the 1990s they were off to college. Both boys would become  part of  "millennial" generation"    in 2000.

I was proud, but fearful, when Scott joined the Marine Corps. in the height
 of fighting in Iraq in 2005. Preparing Scott's "living trust" based estate plan was solemn. We walked the DC War Memorials for every was the Marine fought-
from the American Revolutionary War to Vietnam. We know what "Freedom is not Free" means.
As my children became young adults, 35+ years of law practice passed by in a heart beat. Law has always been my love and passion; and before I knew it "middle age" become "older age" as I turned the magic 60 in 2010.  


I enjoy my law practice at a reduced speed, teaching, writing  mentoring and beautiful grand children as well my community. I have supported the Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Maestro's Club  2010,, Birthmothers, banquet sponsor,  former Chairman of the Board for District of Columbia and Northern Virginia Fellowship of Christian Athletes [close 10 years FCA service]