As my 25th birthday neared, I found myself somewhat despondent. As if my life was all downhill from there (and indeed, this was the attitude of most of my peers). As if the good days had passed us by. I had no clue that the best days hadn’t even begun! Many years have passed,… Read More
The phone battery dies, and she gets up 26 minutes late. Her kids got up too early, and spilled milk all over the floor. One of them is putting mascara on the dog, smiling up to see if she approves. Frustrated, she hurries everyone through dressing and off into the car. Every single light seems… Read More
Dear Woman who feels “less than”, Perhaps today you feel like a loser. A bad mom. A nagging wife. Ugly. Stupid. Lazy. Defeated. I am sorry you have learned to believe the lies. The damaging statements that play repeatedly through your head.
She took a deep sigh and rubbed her hair back from her face. Her eyes showed her fatigue and her smile felt a bit forced, “I just can’t catch my breath. Everything is coming at me and I feel like I am doing ‘good’ things, but if that is the case, why is it… Read More
Lying in bed the dark surrounded me as my fears controlled me. Sleep wouldn’t come, couldn’t come, because desperate thoughts swirled in my head. What would happen to us? Where would we go? How would we make it, or provide for the kids, or keep the electric on? Worrying is a life stealer. I know because… Read More
Her skin is soft and her hair a lovely shade of silver, styled into a saucy short bob. Her laugh fills a room and her spunk gives hint to her determined spirit. Her eyes sparkle when she teases and glisten when she hurts. She is unaware of her loveliness. She is my one and… Read More
One of our best potential friends is facing us in the mirror every day. Sadly, we don’t usually recognize her. Woman tend to see the lack, the tired, the overwhelmed. What a shame. She is so much more than that, the woman in the mirror. Our reflection holds the promise of a wonderful friend… Read More
I have always been sentimental about pretty much everything. Lots of teasing comes along with that, in fact, my brother once said I must be the “most hyper-sentimental person on the planet”. I’m okay with that. It used to hurt my feelings or leave me confused when people didn’t understand my passion for memory.… Read More