Life

Just a Plant

The weekend after Luke’s funeral, I got a call from his Mom asking me if I wanted a peace lily from the service. I of course jumped at the opportunity, and in my car to go pick it up. I honestly felt honored she chose me to give something to and at the time I… Continue reading Just a Plant

Life

Just letters on a sign…

His sign, while still special, but it’s really just letters on a board. His name is now just a name, not a person, with a beating heart, he is a memory. In memory of…

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…

Politics

On the Day of 45…

Your message is being lost in the chaos you are creating through your “protest”, people forget why are you “protesting” and they only judge you by your actions, not your beliefs.

Life

Peace by piece…

Experiencing grief takes you down a painful path, you lose pieces of yourself, some you get back, others you don’t. There is no coming out on the “other side” because once you really experience grief, your path, your direction changes entirely and you’re just not going that way anymore.