• Racquel Foran, Publisher

To Jim, with love.

by Racquel Foran


In all ways

No matter what you do

I’ll always love you,

I’ll always love you.

You’re the sun

The moon

The stars in my sky

You’re the reason why

I never want to die.

You’re the hop

The skip

The twirl in my step

My heart leapt

The moment that we met.

Your smile

Your eyes

The way you look at me

Helped me to see

All that I could be.

Your face

Your embrace

The comfort of your arms

Left me feeling disarmed

But protected me from harm.

A glance

A whiff

It doesn’t take much

To recall the rush

Of the pleasure of your touch.

Every day

Every night

I say thanks for you

For all that you do

And what we have survived through.

Your smarts

Your heart

Your confident stride

Splits my heart wide

And fills me with pride.

Time will pass

We will age

But my love for you is pure

For eternity it will endure

Of these things I am sure.


In all ways

No matter what you do

I’ll always love you

I’ll always love you.



About this Blog


Welcome to Midlife Madness. This is something I have wanted to do for years; that is, write a blog about what life is REALLY like. I have always been too cowardly to pursue this though. I was so worried that my honesty would hurt the people I love most, I simply did not want to try and pursue it.

But a lot has changed over the past few years, both for me personally as well as around the world in general, so the idea has been festering again.

A few years ago one of my daughters started blogging; she  had never considered herself a writer. I on however, have always  considered myself one, but I didn't start calling myself a professional until after I graduated from a college writing program in 2007. You can do the math there... 14 years since I graduated, and I am only now mustering the courage to do what I have been told to do all along - write about what I know best. My daughter on the other hand just started doing it!

So, I am finally going for it. The plan is to write a raw, honest account of what is like to live the life of a daughter / sister/ wife  / mother / grandmother who is in middle age+. All life's joy and laughter, all its challenges and changes, and all the hopeful dreams and ugly realities. I hope what I share makes you laugh, cry, and rage. And I hope it opens up conversations between family members in a positive way. Finally, I hope it makes me feel I little less crazy while navigating all life's madness!

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