About Cathy

I’ve always enjoyed writing and finally decided it was time to blog!  My husband is a full-time parent to our special needs daughter.  I write about life, family, friends and faith.     As part of my profession I write every day, but I’m now trying to take the time to write creatively.  My family and friends have been very encouraging as there is little that is written down in the way of a family chronicle.  I also enjoy crocheting, reading and relaxing with my family.

Recently I’ve been expanding my writing in the area of special needs.  I’ve also written about a major transition that I experienced in my health throughout 2013.

All this continues to be an amazing journey for me. 

I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!

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57 comments on “About Cathy
  1. The family chronicle is one of the biggest reasons i too, started blogging. No one in my family has anything written down..no journals, family trees, nothing. I wanted to be sure something exists for the generations that come after me..something they can point to and say,’this is who my people were.” history is important! I’m so glad you think so, too!!

    • Cathy G says:

      Hi Karen. I’ve started getting commnets from family members on my posts so I’m glad to know that they appreciate the stories. The support from other bloggers also makes me realize that we all have a wealth of information to share. I’m glad to do my part! Thanks!

  2. Neel says:

    I liked the way you use your blog to tell your story Cathy….recently I read a wonderful book that I think you will like. It’s called Travelling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor….this mother and daughter duo have written about their journeys as mother and daughter and also as travelers searching for meaning in different geographies. I do hope you find the peace and tranquility you are looking for…god bless!

  3. ccbrand says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and liking my post. What a wonderful blog you have here.

  4. jmmcdowell says:

    Hi, thanks for stopping by and liking my ABC Award post—I appreciate the visit!

  5. Subhan Zein says:

    It’s great to visit your blog, Cathy! I hope you enjoy mine! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  6. Hello Cathy..Thank you for liking my post Pham and Her Gold Fish
    Happy Monday!

  7. Cathy you have a wonderful and inspiring blog here. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Ninay says:

    Thank you for checking my blog. Keep up with the creative writing! You have a meaningful blog in here. 🙂

  9. seekraz says:

    Good morning, Cathy – I don’t know what you brought you my way, but thank you for visiting and for letting me know you were there. I have enjoyed browsing through your blog…and find the pieces on your daughter most touching. I understand your life with autism…not to the same point on the spectrum, but mine has been similarly touched.

    Wishing you well, Scott.

    • Cathy G says:

      Hello, seekraz. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments very much. I don’t write about my daughter every week, but when I do I often receive very supportive feedback.
      Often when I like a post, I check to see who else also clicked “Like.” I’ll read their bios, and often go to their sites. That’s how I came your way! I look forward to more of your posts! Thanks again!

      • seekraz says:

        Yes, I noticed that you didn’t write about your daughter all the time…and I noticed, too, that your other blog friends were very supportive…that must be very helpful.

        I’m glad you stumbled my way…I will often do the same and have found some remarkable blogs by doing so.

        I hope to see you around…take care. 🙂

      • Cathy G says:

        Thanks. It so happens mynext post is also about my daughter and the way she arranges things. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to stop by. I enjoyed our dialogue Thanks again.
        🙂 http://wp.me/p1OXNv-8Q

      • seekraz says:

        You’re welcome…I will be waiting for it when it gets here. 🙂 You might find some of my earlier posts interesting, too…the ones under the Autism category.

        I’m enjoying the dialogue, too, Cathy…will see you here and there. 🙂

  10. […] was inspired to participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge when I came across Comments from Cathy. She created this post and this post in response to the theme “arranged.”  The […]

  11. Glenn Z says:

    Oh wow Cathy, I just now discovered your blog — this is so great! I know you’ve seen my mom & Tiki’s blog… I was actually just thinking of throwing in the towel on that one… and giving in to mighty Facebook.

    Actually, I think that’s not a bad thing, FB is, among many other things, the ultimate Baby Photo Sharing Website! 🙂

    But as you’ve shown in your posts so far, there’s a real power in your own website that isn’t just the batter of your life poured into Facebook’s waffle iron.

    I actually just started a Facebook “page” for my Dad. He always wanted me to “show his slides” after he was gone… and of course by “show” he meant — have peeps over, turn out the lights and click the projector — but while he missed the internet/web in his time, I’ve come to realize that a FB page of his photos is, though neither of us knew it, what he “meant.” Or the best way to honor what he hoped for.

    Anyway, I think blogging is really powerful in a number of ways and it was so great to find yours, with some classic old photos I remember, and also some that I don’t think I’ve ever seen.

    Keep up the great work!

    • Cathy G says:

      Glenn!!! Welcome to my site! Your comment brought back a lot of memories. The last time we saw each other was for my mom’s birthday last year. We talked about the photo gallery that my dad developed…and now through my blog you’re getting to see some of the fruits of his labors! That conversation plus your mom’s ventures into blogging was the psugh I needed to finally get started! I can appreciate why you’d migrate your moms and Tiki’s page to FB…but as you can see by what I’m doing, our family’s storys would have a limited audience if I only stuck to FB. Love the waffle iron reference BTW. I’ve been amazed and grateful for the comments that I’ve recevied in the blogosphere, including people asking how to get started on writing their families stories.

      I’d look forward to seeing your dad’s galleries. What a great legacy for others to see all his photographs.

      Something to think about. Perhaps some time down the road, if the story is right, I’d like to use the occassional photo from his gallery. I’d love to showcase something on his behalf – he was a craftsman who had such a passion for capturing moments in time. Let me know.

      I’m SO GLAD you stopped by! This conversation could have been a post al its own! …maybe it will be…who knows!?!
      Till we talk again! – Cousin Cathy

  12. likeitiz says:

    Hello, Cathy. Thanks for dropping by my blog. A family chronicle sounds wonderful! And brave too! I have read some published ones that are the result of a collaboration between sisters or multi-generational family members. And it’s such a wonderful legacy to bequeath to loved ones generations hence. My hat off to you!

    • Cathy G says:

      Hello likeitiz! I never really thought about the word legacy, but more bloggers are starting to make this comment. I suppose that’s what this can become. I enjoy writing, and I’ve always enjoyed these family stories, so it seemed natural for me to put the two together. I’m glad I can use this site as a means of expression. I’m also glad that younger generations in my family are learning about their roots. Thanks so much!

  13. Merhaba! As am admirer or your work, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award – pop on over to my page for details. Appreciate these awards involve some work, so please take your time or if you have received them before, my apologies but it’s still nice to know someone appreciates your blog. May your day be filled with sunshine.

  14. SimplySage says:

    Nice to meet you, Cathy.
    I want to thank you for following my blog.
    Nice place you have here. I’ll keep up with you as well.
    Peace,
    Alexandria

  15. Penny says:

    Cathy thank you for stopping by my site. As a vivid dreamer, I can well imagine you’d like to know what your daughter is dreaming. Isn’t the internet cool?

  16. Hi Cathy,
    Really enjoyed your blog today and have added you into my new awards post as a nominee…If you’d like to accept it, please check out my post here. If you’d rather not, please know that I respect the work you put into your blog and am more than happy just to have been able to mention it, lovingly, on my own. Looking forward to more of your posts!
    With love,
    Anne

    • Cathy G says:

      Hello, Anne! What a wonderful surprise! Thank-you for the nomination. I’m not always quick about turning these around but I look forward to that! What a great way to start my day! 🙂

  17. Cathy, I’ve mentioned you on my blog. If you get the chance, check it out.
    http://firstandfabulous.wordpress.com/my-awards-my-thanks/
    PEACE.

  18. The Smile Scavenger says:

    Just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award 🙂 http://smilescavenger.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/liebster-award/

    • Cathy G says:

      Hi Amber – thanks so much! I may not get to this right away, but you’ll see a write-up in a future post. 🙂

      • The Smile Scavenger says:

        You are most welcome! No need to apologize or rush. 🙂 Just wanted you to know I appreciate your blog.

    • Cathy G says:

      Hi Smile Scavenger, I’ve been off for a few weeks so I don’t recall if I had the chance to reply to you yet! Thank-you so much for the nomination! I’ll look forward to writing about it! 🙂

  19. boomiebol says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog

  20. Cathy, thank you for stopping and liking a post today. I began blogging as part of an academic journey I am on, but it morphed into a creative space that was totally unplanned. That has been its own reward. I look forward to following your family stories and other stories as you journey forth.

    Take care,

    Ivon

    • Cathy G says:

      Hello Ivon. You are most welcome. I understand what you mean that there are unplanned rewards! My family has learned some things they never knew about their history; I’ve met great great people who have a wide variety of talents! Thank-you for following along. I’m pleased to meet you!

  21. electronicbaglady says:

    I am nominating you for the Liebster Blog Award. If you are not keen on participating, that’s fine, because I know that not everyone is keen on these awards. However, I wanted to show my appreciation for your blog and share you with others.

    • Cathy G says:

      Thank-you so much, electronicbaglady! I recently received this award, so I may not blog about it (soon) 🙂
      Still, I want you to know I’m very appreciative!

  22. Good news, we are giving you the “BEST MOMENT AWARD“. Congratulations and enjoy the rest of the day!

  23. Mona says:

    I hope that you don’t mind, but I linked to your blog and nominated you for this award because I really like what you do here.

    http://monahoward.com/2013/05/11/wonderful-team-member/

  24. Hope you’re writing and sipping tea and doing well. Just thought I’d say hello. 🙂

  25. yhealthy2000 says:

    Glad I went to the photo challenge and bumped into your blog. I admire your life journey. Thanks for sharing.

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