Rebecca Faye Smith Galli



Rebecca Faye Smith Galli is a freelance writer and columnist who resides in Lutherville, Maryland.  She serves on the Board of Directors for Pathfinders for Autism.  You can learn more about her and read more of her work at From Where I Sit.

The End of an Era

“I regret to inform you,” the email began. I closed my eyes and released a deep sign, my shoulders slumping. 

Holding On

She wouldn’t let go. It had already been a Plan B day for me. 

A Choice Age

“I don’t think it’s safe to go,” I texted my sitter. “Let me call the office.” 


I was expecting the call, but not the topic. “How’d it go?” I asked Pat, our family caregiver who has been with us for over 20 years. 

Right But Not Perfect

I wasn’t prepared for the question. The group of women had settled into the warm chatter of holiday updates.