Growing up I remember Mama being in the middle of her day to dailies, blowing upwards to move the hair out of her eyes, sighing, and saying, "When I come back, I'm coming back as a show horse. This work horse deal is for the birds." Oh Mama. You're so funny. I thought she was.… Continue reading I Wanna Come Back As…..
the heartbreak of addictions
Just to be clear. Addictions do not discriminate. Two men. Two very different lives. Both losing their lives to this disease. And yes, addictions are a disease. That's non-negotiable. ########### Born to two who had been longing for him for years. Raised with everything he needed and many things he wanted. Born to a woman… Continue reading the heartbreak of addictions
Overwhelmed by Question Marks
This morning at the grocery store, I worked my way through, thankful that they have restocked the shelves since the rush on groceries earlier this week before the snow hit. I was standing in front of the Chobani Greek yogurt cups that I get for my crew, when I realized that a quiet, elderly woman… Continue reading Overwhelmed by Question Marks
Always a Mama
Yesterday after dinner I was sitting with another Mama as stories of her children's misadventures and mischief were being shared around the table. She smiled the most beautiful smile, with a tinge of weariness in her eyes, waved her hand, and said, "No. No. I really don't want to know. Don't tell me." The knowing laughter… Continue reading Always a Mama
As Promised…..hello January
Here's hoping you will behave yourself this year, dear January. Let's be friends, shall we? And for all of you, as I promised-- Yes, my friends, we made it. Way to go. And while I realize this won't have the impact or cause the excitement that the announcement of American Girl's new Girl of the Year… Continue reading As Promised…..hello January
if you’re not feeling the whole new year party thing…..
Here it is. December 31. I've been asked so many times, "Big plans for New Year's Eve?" or "What are y'all doing for the Big Night?" (and they say it just like that, capital letters and all) Ummmm, not so much. Hope to be in bed before the ball drops. Then there are the well-intentioned… Continue reading if you’re not feeling the whole new year party thing…..
Inappropriate to One, Survival to Another
When my Daddy left this world, his two sisters, my Mama, my two sisters, and I were all right there with him. Less than thirty minutes later, my aunts and I were in the other room. We'd been sitting vigil since before daybreak, and we were all emotionally and physically exhausted. One of my aunts… Continue reading Inappropriate to One, Survival to Another