Yesterday, I was talking with a good friend of mine about the terror of a child I had for the day. My own child that is. I should say that I was venting, more than anything else. My friend has a toddler of her own, her first child, and she is finally getting to experience… Continue reading The Language of Love
Have you ever felt out of place? As though you’re the square peg surrounded by round holes and you just do not fit? You’re not fish, you’re not fowl -- You are something in-between that has no place and no tribe of its own? What took me a while to discover was that we are… Continue reading Finding Your Tribe!
Today I am 35 years old and as I do every year, I am reflecting back on birthdays past. Each year, I look back at the year before and think about what all that I wish to change, what goals to set and how I can make myself better than I was the year before.… Continue reading Gratitude for Years Past, Wishes for the Year to Come
It’s that time again… Thanksgiving!! It’s actually my favorite time of year what with the autumn air and all of the leaves turning beautiful shades of oranges before the winter chill kills them entirely. It’s the month of my wedding anniversary, birthday and the day that I get to eat all kinds of delicious food… Continue reading Thankfulness to the Process of Progress
One day it will not hurt anymore You’ll look back and say, “I made it through” One day, you won’t recognize who you were Though your journey to be better, will continue One day, you will envision the faces of those that pained you Hoping for only their peace One day, none of it will… Continue reading To My Younger Self, in Years to Come
I want to discuss my journey through hormonal imbalance and Medical Menopause. I know, fun stuff, but this is truly something that every woman out there needs to know, and because I found it out the hard way, I am sharing it to save someone else the trouble. Before having my Oophorectomy (removal of ovaries)… Continue reading One Woman’s Journey: Hormone Imbalance & Medical Menopause
A few nights ago, I had the scariest experience so far, to date. I had a mass inside of one of my ovaries the size of a racket ball and it ruptured, while at home. The pain was excruciatingly worse than the natural childbirth I had with all three of my children. Believe me when… Continue reading This is the Life!
There is something that has been pressed upon me to write about. I have been resisting publishing it, but someone out there is needing it. So whoever you are, this piece is for you. There’s a lot to be said for forgiveness. When we think of forgiveness, we often think of something that we have… Continue reading The Road to Forgiveness, Paved by Blessing
I finally found a career that sounds even less like a career than being a homemaker. Writer. The past two weeks I have been answering the same questions repeatedly for every doctor’s office and precertification that I’ve had to go through. “What is your job title?” I start by telling them that I am a… Continue reading Stay the Course!
When I was a child I used to play "teacher." I had a big chalkboard on my bedroom wall, boxes of chalk, an over-sized hand me down desk that my mother had furnished with note pads, a stapler, whole punch, binders, etc. My mother even took me to a store that sold classroom supplies for… Continue reading Answers lie within your Preparation
There must be some significance to 4AM because yesterday, though everyone else in the house was sound asleep, you guessed it, I was wide awake -- AGAIN. I kind of dig it, sitting in a quiet room that often stays as the hub of excitement for at least fourteen hours a day. No toddler streaking… Continue reading Let Your Tests Make You Blessed
The funny thing about time is that we all think that we have plenty of it to spare. That "one day" we'll get on to doing what we had planned. To making amends in that one situation, to finishing our goals or doing that thing that we feel hard pressed to accomplish. One day, we… Continue reading Time is of the Essence
Ever feel like you just want to go off into the woods with a backpack and never look back? Maybe your reason is the people you’re dealing with, or your job, finances, lack of purpose or just plain old wanting some time to yourself? I have been feeling this on a constant, as of late.… Continue reading A Place to Call Home
What is perception? Lately, I've been faced a lot with situations where the simple fact that perception is subjective, winds up being the biggest catalyst in finding closure. Have you ever faced an issue where you felt like you couldn’t resolve it, but there was a purpose for you in trying to, anyway? When you… Continue reading When Perception Gets in the Way
It’s been a year now since I began this blog and man it has flown by! I can remember telling myself at the start of this journey, that it would be a year full of changes -- And I wasn’t wrong. One of the most profound changes for me, came through this process of blogging.… Continue reading In Retrospect: A Year Living in Blog