When I contemplate individuals in my life who have the right to be bitter, my Maternal Aunt is the first person who immediately comes to mind. In the span of her lifetime, she has lost two husbands and her only son. Her first husband passed away when she was nine months pregnant with their fourth child. He succumbed to pneumonia while in the hospital, post gallbladder surgery. In the years that followed, my Aunt struggled to raise her four children without the benefit of their father.
Yes, it really is almost done...
The new and improved MWSA Website (version 3.0) is up and running. In the coming days, we will be sprucing up the artwork and adjusting the colors a little. It was a three-day rush with a lot of help from Jim Greenwald, Joyce Faulkner, and Dwight Zimmerman. In the last two years, we've transformed the MWSA site from an old-fashioned static site to a "live" site with content that changes almost daily. If you aren't using the site... you should be!
One final reminder -- the MWSA website goes offline Friday through Sunday, March 29-31, 2013. This is a major overhaul, intended to improve phone, tablet, and computer screen appearance. Also, we will be streamlining the site significantly. Expect some pretty radical changes. The summer will be spent improving the site, based on experiences, so we can have a great site by the next conference.
From the book Because I Fly, published by McGraw-Hill, 2002.
I wrote Because You Have Flown in 1987 as a tribute to a friend after he was permanently grounded for medical reasons. Today, I dedicate this poem to my husband, Tom. On 21 March, 2013, he will fly his last flight after flying airplanes for 43 years.
May the Lord give you
to wing out in new
to seek other horizons