On Tuesday, July 21st at around 11:20 am, I held my father’s hand as he died. Tomorrow is the memorial service. I really don’t have a lot to say yet, I’m sure more will come in time. What I do know is that I don’t have any living parents anymore. I have joined the club… Continue reading Am I an orphan now?
I believe in God & I believe in prayer I believe in love, compassion, kindness, gratitude and forgiveness I believe in grace, hope and faith I believe in vulnerability, courage, passion, laughter and the power of tears I believe that until you can learn to love and accept yourself you will never sustain real love… Continue reading I believe…
Sometimes you need to observe someone else struggling in order to see your own. I have written before about my struggle with control. From seemingly insignificant things like the way a book is going to end or searching for spoilers to see if I want to see a movie to the feelings I experienced after… Continue reading there is always something to learn
So this has been a week in my world…. At around 2am early Wednesday morning my man-child woke me up and told me he was in pain. In my barely awake state, we had a conversation trying to determine what was going on. My teenage son generally does not come into my room in the… Continue reading keeping it real
So I decided to give dating a shot again. Such a strange world to be a part of. On Friday night I met a man for dinner. We had a nice time, often commiserating on the ‘joys’ of dating. One of the things he mentioned was logistics. One story was about someone he dated for… Continue reading reflection
This morning I was faced with a choice, actually every morning I am blessed to wake up I face the same choice. Do I take a moment before getting up to begin my day based in gratitude and positivity, or do I just grumble as I get out of bed & begin my routine? I… Continue reading a new day
Nope, not a ‘crafty’ post More of a post with no specific purpose, a hodge podge, if you will, of a few things that aren’t big enough to warrant their own blog. Little things that just help magnify my personal crazy. In fairness, I shall attempt to provide a general topic for each. Life Hacks:… Continue reading hodge podge
I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately. In large part due to the anniversary of my losing my mom. I remember so many times over the last 18 years just wishing I could have her back. For me personally, I have been living with this life altering loss for almost 2 decades.… Continue reading hindsight
in about 4 years. I am a list maker. I make lists for everyday things & some longer term things as well. I was never the person though who created 5 year plans or have very specific things that they felt they need to accomplish by a certain age or number of years. I have… Continue reading I’m moving
So geographically speaking, I find myself under a Tornado Watch. I was outside & stood in a location where I could feel the sun on my face, listening to the birds talk to each other while watching pretty white clouds move against a light blue sky. The calm before the storm. With all of that… Continue reading we all fall prey….