Earlier this month we enjoyed the Georgia National Fair and all of its splendor. Rides, exhibits, music, food, friends, fun--every bit of it. During one of our visits (yep, we went more than once this year--ALL the fun, y'all), we were wandering through the commercial exhibit hall. Cooter stopped to look at the piano in… Continue reading Cooter, Clemson, and Middle C
the red couch
flying down the interstate one goal in mind home mile after mile and then unexpectedly we see a red couch abandoned, in the emergency lane cushions awry broken slats someone will walk into the house and feel incomplete like something is lost, missing for their red couch is no longer there waiting for them to… Continue reading the red couch
So this is it. An ordinary day that has really big things attached to it. And to be honest, I'm really excited. For every single day, three years in a row, I've sat down at some point during my day, usually after all have gone to bed and the house is quiet, and I've shared… Continue reading Family Jewels
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… Continue reading circling the wagons close
The Ninth Day of Christmas
On the ninth day of Christmas..... There are nine words that tell the story of the past week, of the past year. In saying farewell to 2015, I think back over the goodbyes of the year and my heart breaks again. I much prefer the hello's and the hugs and and the coffeehouse chats and… Continue reading The Ninth Day of Christmas
Today our family joined a dear friend who has a photography business and had her take our family pictures. In the past week, this talented young woman and I have tossed around ideas about where would be best to take them. I was thinking I would love for us to go to Wesleyan, because there… Continue reading Peace
The One Everyone Needs in Her Posse
When you look around at your posse, the ones who are closest to you, the ones whom you call to celebrate with or to share the hard times, the painful stories--look around closely. In addition to the ones who will call you out and keep you straight and the ones who will come out with… Continue reading The One Everyone Needs in Her Posse
Looking Forward To…..
Such a lovely day today. The sunshine. The crisp fall leaves beneath our feet. The colors of the trees, the faint smell of fall in the air. The children ran as far as they could until they collapsed in a pile of arms and legs, laughing. We explored the park, read the historical signs, the… Continue reading Looking Forward To…..
The Love Behind the Extra Leaves and Card Tables
I miss our big family get togethers from when I was little. It doesn't matter where. From my great Granddaddy's to my Great Aunt's to my Granny's to Mama's. I loved them all. The hustle and bustle of activity, tables or counters or stovetops groaning, laden with all kinds of good foods--and some that I… Continue reading The Love Behind the Extra Leaves and Card Tables
for J and for L, always over there in the far corner beyond the well manicured bits of the lawn lies a little stone in the grass with a name and two dates that are the same beneath the stone all the dreams and hopes and unwhispered I love you's are tucked away never to… Continue reading buried dreams