We stood there together, she, being just under three feet tall, and me, a tower behind her, wanting to reach out and offer shelter under my hesitating frame. I couldn’t see her face, but I imagined the trepidation that I could feel as I saw her almost turning back. Standing in the doorway to a […]
I walked through the door into our bedroom and saw the pile. It was my husband’s pile and I shook my head feeling bitterness that it was still there. I think socks must breed in the drawer and then give birth in their dirty piles. It didn’t matter that I had my own growing stack […]
I caused her pain. Ouch. The sting of this realization set deep in my soul as I comforted my sobbing child who recovered only moments afterwards while the poison remained, coursing through my veins. Mommies aren’t perfect.
I’m participating in a writing workshop right now put on by the wonderful writers at Coffee + Crumbs. One of our writing prompts was to write a “Red dot” essay – write about where you are on your map of life, much like the red dots show on mall and zoo maps that “you are […]
God said, “Hello light!” and light shone into the darkness. God called the light, “Day” and the darkness, “Night.” “You’re good,” God said. And they were. Then God said, “Hello sea! Hello sky!” and a great space opened up, wide and deep and high. “You’re good,” God said. And they were. Then God said, “Hello […]
A little flashback Friday coming at an appropriate time. My selfishness and near-sightedness has gotten the best of me this morning and my sweet husband bears the brunt of it. Oh how this life is not about us, not even about me, and not even a little bit. But, oh how marvelous are the blessings […]