A beautiful moment

As a busy mom I don’t have a lot of time to process things when and the way I would like, to work through emotions from the day’s events, whatever those might be....more

Grief, Loss, and Silver Linings

Grief.It’s fear and pain and disbelief and rage and what feels like never-ending sadness, all rolled up into one big mess of dark and ugly feelings.Grief takes hold of you and you can’t muster the motivation to get out of bed in the morning. Multiple times throughout the day your eyes well up with tears. You consider running for the hills but you force yourself to stay rooted in your seat. As you make the drive home, the salty water finally, finally falls unchecked from your eyes and down your cheeks....more

Cancer: Love and Loss

With love in the air, roses on sale for $25 per dozen and Valentine’s Day looming up ahead, this question:Would you still marry your spouse if you knew you would walk beside him/her with aching heart as they endured cancer treatment; loss of appetite, loss of weight; became childlike before taking a final breath sooner — oh, so much sooner — than you had imagined? Would you still marry?Of course you would. Because the sweet years with your husband, your wife would be worth the pain of loss....more

Ground Control to Major Tom: Must We Grieve So Publicly?

David Bowie’s death a few weeks ago unsettled me—not the death itself, but the phenomenon that followed it. Initially, as my social media feeds filled with pictures, quotes and song links, I was uncomfortable and annoyed. Then I started to feel like a sociopath—the world was letting out this great, collective gasp in mournful unison.Why wasn’t I?...more
I don't think feelings or grief should be encouraged to stay private. I will say people getting ...more

7 Ways My Miscarriage Made Me a Better Mom

Two months after turning 40, my husband and I "pulled the goalie." Approximately 15 days later, I was pregnant. "But that was our first try!" I cried. "Who does that?" "This guy," my husband said, thumbs pointing at his chest. ...more
pinesandpalmettos Congratulations on your pregnancy! And thank you for sharing your story! Best ...more

Seeing Beyond the Flaws

Most of us have learned not to choose a book based upon its cover. I have certainly learned the hard way not to choose a wine by its label. So I don’t know why I continue to be sucked into a film by its trailer—but that is exactly what happened last night....more
LifeIsUnfolding I am so glad I didn't listen to the critics. This film contains such important ...more

Forgiveness: My Sons' Painful Journey to Freedom

He was told he had two years to live, longer if he quit drinking. He didn’t quit. My ex-husband, Doug, decided that if he was going to die, he was going to do it his way and to hell with anyone that disagreed. This was nothing new, he was an alcoholic who thought only of himself. He had been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and Hepatitis C....more
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