Life

The Reality of Parenting Guilt…

It’s hard for me to admit that maybe I haven’t always been the kind of mom I’ve wanted to be. So, here is what I know, with every fiber of my being, I know my son knows how much I love him. I know I’ve done my best and I know he knows that, too.

Writing

The darker side…

A friend of mine was looking for a little help coming up with some dialogue lines (he does voice-overs). His context was a little darker than my usual writing style but it was such an awesome writing exercise. I ended up with several pieces I’m kind of in love with. I’ve been dealing with a… Continue reading The darker side…

Life

The five-minute rule…

Five minutes. What do you really have to lose? In a world that is often unkind and harsh, be the seed that grows something beautiful. Lift others up with your words. Plant seeds of hope, not despair.

Life

A familiar face, a familiar place…

I think we all have spaces or people who make us feel safe, who center us. I am someone who craves structure, I almost require it to function efficiently.  There are very rare people, very few places where I feel safe, where I feel a sense of “home”. It is some kind of miracle that… Continue reading A familiar face, a familiar place…

Life

A sister like mine…

Today is a perfect example of what it means to have a big sister. Not just any sister, a sister like mine. Today is Easter and we usually spend the day together, as a family…we go to Mom & Dad’s with our kids and it’s a big to do. Dad hops around the house and… Continue reading A sister like mine…

Life

Balancing Grief on Special Occasions…

As I was getting ready this morning, I couldn’t help but to think of Luke, my heart was a little heavy. Special occasions of any kind can serve as triggers because they’re so memorable, just the date on the calendar…you know you shared it with your person, it cements the time they’ve been gone, or… Continue reading Balancing Grief on Special Occasions…

Life

A Place to be Thankful…

Originally posted on His Mom Strong:
After I tucked my son into bed last night and walked to the kitchen for the 100th time that evening, I felt an overwhelming sense of contentment. I was tired and hadn’t had the best day, but all of the sudden thought to myself, “I love our home”. We…

Life

Poem Star…

When I started this blog, I didn’t anticipate writing poetry. I have always been an avid reader of poetry, but it never occurred to me that I might be able to write some, too. Well, I’ve given it a couple of tries and I think I’ll keep on keeping on. 🙂 Writing feeds my soul,… Continue reading Poem Star…

Life

Be still…

Be still, this takes more strength and courage than any fight we could ever fight. I say this to myself daily, usually several times a day. I say this and I think of grace. The grace in letting go, grace in accepting our circumstances, even when we don’t like them. I’ve spent a lot of… Continue reading Be still…

Life

Why Do Happy People Cheat?

I’m newly single (see break up blog for back-story, 32 & Single…again). I posted about my breakup after I had time to process it, so I’ve been single for awhile now, but it is still new. I don’t remember the date exactly, because for me it wasn’t just one day, it happened over the course… Continue reading Why Do Happy People Cheat?