Category Archives: famiy

On Motherhood

Being a mom isn’t like anything I thought it would be. When, as a young girl, I dreamed of motherhood, I pictured a smiling mommy, tirelessly playing with her children, reading to them, teaching them, patiently answering their questions, and … Continue reading

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(Un)Celebration

This morning, after a night where sleep was interrupted by potentially serious pain, I was awakened earlier than I wanted to be by a text message. Any parent, whether your kids are teens and still live at home or they … Continue reading

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Do What You Want To

I had a CD on this morning before leaving for work. Many of the songs on this CD are ones our church sings during worship. Although I don’t regularly attend church right now, the songs were as fresh in my … Continue reading

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Tears in a Bottle

Every morning after my husband leaves for work, I cry. Every. Single. Morning. Even on mornings when I am heading out the door for work at the same time as him, I cry. There are tears that fall on the … Continue reading

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Recovery Mission

The last ten months have been the most difficult months I have faced in a while. More specifically, the last four months have been, well, a living hell. The other day, I poured my heart out to someone in an … Continue reading

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Sayonara, 2016

Today is the last day of 2016. Frankly, I am quite glad that it is nearly over. It has been a very long time since I can remember having a year as bad as this past one. It seems each … Continue reading

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Silent Night, Holy Night

As long as I can remember, the days from Thanksgiving to Christmas have always been my most favorite days of the year. During childhood, my parents held, almost religiously, to a set of traditions. I knew that every Thanksgiving Day, … Continue reading

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In the Ring

I guess it has been ┬ásome time since I have written. Like most people living in these days, I have found myself busy. Of course, the holiday season adds to that busyness, but for me, with the exception of Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Lied To?

Lies hurt. If you’ve ever been lied to by someone you love and once trusted, you can fully understand that statement. From my earliest recollections, I have been lied to. As a child I was told repeatedly by two individuals … Continue reading

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Crossroads

I have reached what I am calling a crossroads moment in life. I have some decisions to make. Actually, I have ONE decision to make, and two options from which to choose. The road only goes two ways. This Way … Continue reading

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