Two of the most beautiful words-- wait. No. Right now, in this moment right here, they are THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WORDS EVER to hear from the mouth of another. Or from the keyboard of someone else. ME TOO. About a week ago I shared a meme on Facebook about how you know you're a Mama… Continue reading Me too
there are times when the words come easily and flow quickly, faster than my fingers can fly across the keyboard other times I sit and ponder and read and try to find the words and perhaps, it has just occurred to me, that instead of searching for the words that seem to elude me those… Continue reading listening
The One About the Quiet
Being sick is a really bad experience. With this MonsterBug2015 that has gone through our house, the one thing that we have had to do first and foremost is SLOW DOWN. We've stayed home and we've had time of doing absolutely nothing, so our bodies could heal. And in some of those moments, something really… Continue reading The One About the Quiet
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
The One About My Dog’s Business and An Email from Pinterest
A couple of things that happened today-- Miss Sophie is a picky pooper. I don't mean to offend, but there's just no other way to put it. She will not go in our yard. And she is very sensitive about where she will go. It takes quite a bit of sniffing and turning around and… Continue reading The One About My Dog’s Business and An Email from Pinterest
Share the Stories, Say Their Names
Today I sat in a church that holds memories of important days for me and added one more. I sat there, saying goodbye to a man who taught me Physical Science in college. And so much more. It was a privilege sitting with others who love and miss him, listening to the one who was… Continue reading Share the Stories, Say Their Names
Ode to the Belly Rub
Tonight as I sat down with my laptop in my usual spot to begin writing, I looked over at my right hip and this, y'all. You might say we are attached at the hip. That's the same spot she waddled over to the very first time we met. She sighed, and then she plopped her… Continue reading Ode to the Belly Rub
Listening to Hear
So speaking of listening, I wanted to tell you about a young man who has made a great impression on me and mine. Yesterday in the midst of our out and abouts, the littles and I found ourselves next door to the GW Boutique on the other side of town. Lest you think I was… Continue reading Listening to Hear
Wealth or Health?
Today our lessons took us to Istanbul in the 1500's, and we learned about Suleyman the Magnificent. What a fascinating person! He conquered many lands (read-people) and was the longest-ruling Sultan--46 years--of what is known as the Ottoman Empire. He ruled during the height of the Empire's military, economic, and political power. He was a… Continue reading Wealth or Health?
It was early evening when she came down the stairs and told us she was going to church the next morning. She needed to go, and so she was going. And anyone else who wanted to was welcome, more than welcome--she'd love the company--to go with her. To say I was taken aback would be… Continue reading Speak Up!