Before You Go

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day.  Tomorrow brings memories and tears and maybe even some smiles.  All I know is that I miss my Mama more than words can express, as this is our first Mother’s Day without her.  As I think about the sadness and brokenness that many might feel on this day, I smile when I […]

Happy Golden Years

Fifty years ago today, December 17, 1967, the romance that started outside a laundromat in Valdosta, Georgia began a new adventure as my Mama and Daddy said, “I do.” And they did.  Sickness.  Health.  Laughter.  Pain.  Joy.  Grief.  Children.  Grandchildren.  Other children whom they called their own.  Friends.  Family.  Biscuits. Gravy.  Pound Cake.  Fried Cornbread. […]

A Little Golden Kind of Christmas Story

Forty-nine years ago today my parents said “I do” because they did and that was the beginning of a fantastic journey full of brilliant, simple moments and more love than one house could hold.  Forty-nine years ago right now, I believe they were warming up some Pepsi or some such because they’d heard that it […]

circling the wagons close

some of life’s most sacred moments, holy moments happen along the raw edges of hurt and pain when we circle the wagons close and sit with each other in the dark holding hands, hands in laps fingering the edges of the wrap we have on to ward off the cold the cold that is here […]

A Masterpiece in Gold

Today I had an appointment in Macon, and I found myself driving down one of the old streets there a little ways from the downtown area.  As I looked down the street towards my destination, the sight before me took my breath away. Ginkgo trees in all their golden glory lined both sides of the […]

When Your Pot Boileth Over…..

My oldest came home from college on Friday and went into provider/caretaker mode since, with this bug, I can use the help.  I was so thankful for her presence.  She reminds me of my Mama, able to shoot straight with me and calm me at the same time–in fact, like my Mama, she insists that […]

What Goes In…..

This morning the littles had a field trip to our local DNR Fish Aquarium.  It is a fantastic place and they do an amazing job with the classes.  It seems this year they have gotten even better. This morning the teacher told the children they’d be learning about nocturnal creatures.  It was interesting–nocturnal, diurnal, crepuscular, […]

a long time gone

the thing about special days now is that they will never be the same without hearing your voice and that phone call at exactly the same time every single year the sound of your voice echoes in the silence that inevitably comes and the moment passes, another year and still my heart misses yours as […]