• Appreciation

    Appreciation

  • Perspective

    Perspective

  • Love

    Love

Coffee and Timber

Read this post intro here.  Why? Auto-response on: “…because I said so.” 😉 I can feel heat against my right shoulder. The rain has stopped and sunshine is making another appearance. Out the window cars are glistening from the midday shower. Passersby who decided to seek refuge under the covered entrance are making their way(…)

Seashells

I can remember collecting seashells each summer as a child.  I would walk the golden shoreline feeling the familiar squish of sandy goodness between my toes. With a sun hat atop my head, secured by a simple bow beneath my neck, I was on a mission.  Any shiny, dull, colorful, plain, smooth, bumpy shell would(…)

Transparency

Sometimes I crack myself up. The knee-smacking, guttural howling, eyes-watering kind of laughter.  The moments where you have to hold on to the chair you are sitting in for fear you will fall flat on your face.  Usually, in my accident-prone case, that very fear manifests itself in some sort of laughter-induced truth.  I often(…)

Silence

I lost my voice.  The people closest to me felt the lull.  I felt a whopping pile of nothingness. * * * I actually thought about just typing the title and pressing post. A passive aggressive one-two punch at my own psyche. I quickly realized that carrying out a duel with oneself via blog post is(…)

I can do BIG things!

I ever-so-slowly tore the square of yellow paper from the pad.  I pressed the sticky strip against the wall, creating a hard surface, and began writing my prayer in the space provided.  I pressed firmly with the pencil while my hand, on autopilot, wrote the request. “Please pray for the continued health and happiness of(…)

Unrelentingly Beautiful

  I think I hit a breaking point. Scratch that. I did hit a breaking point. It occurred about 4 months ago when I found myself curled on the cold floor of my moonlit kitchen. I had a pint of dark chocolate coconut milk “ice cream” in one hand and the cordless phone in the(…)

“This is My Party Shirt”

“I WILL BE THERE IN A MINUTE!” I tossed the warm sherpa throw from my newly heated feet and clicked the dial to off.  The messy bun atop my head began to unravel so I grabbed a red colored pencil from the countertop and twisted the knot of tangles back into place.  I looked like(…)

Vulnerability

“I was wearing my black Calvin Klein underwear set while they stared at me.”   This was the opening sentence to my college application essay. No, really, it was. I realized early on the importance of owning one’s hardships and finding light when the world seems dark.  During my sophomore year of high school, I(…)

My Big Kid

“You have to pray for me mommy because I am sick.”   My heart skipped a beat but I didn’t let it show. Instead I felt the corners of my mouth lift upward as I planted a huge wet one in the center of his forehead.   “Mommy is always praying for you, silly boy.”(…)

Happy List

This is a follow-up to the last post that I wrote.  If you would like to read “Peace of Mind” first, please click here.   MY HAPPY LIST:  1. Aiden’s genetics testing results are in and he did not test positive for the gene mutation in question!!   Halleluiah!   If you were sitting next to(…)