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Two Hearts

Two Hearts

Everything seemed fine this morning – really, it did: The sun was shining as my daughter bounded out of her room and straight into the bathroom to begin getting ready for the day. She ate a good breakfast and got dressed in her free-dress clothes. […]

My Blessed, Beautiful Now

My Blessed, Beautiful Now

My thought process was fairly simple: Maybe if I shared my thoughts, my feelings, my story, I might be able to find my way back to myself again. Maybe others would relate to my words, and, like me, find answers in them. And maybe—just maybe—by […]

Notes of a New Year

Notes of a New Year

My daughter, Zoey, asked for a few gifts for Christmas that, to me, seemed out of the ordinary for a seven-year-old. “A guitar,” she requested. “A keyboard. Oh, yeah, and a microphone.” The thought of having a one-girl band right underneath my roof both delighted […]

Everything changed

Everything changed

A year ago, these words graced a year-end post I made: “I thought this year would be different, but it wasn’t. Because there I was again, reduced to a total mess of tears.” My thoughts, typed in the early morning hours of December 25, were […]

Just how much I love you

Just how much I love you

Every time I look at you when you sleep, I remember the way you felt the first time I held you. Warm and wiggly, you were lighter in my arms than you seemed to be in my belly. A trace of blood kissed your chin, […]

The middle place

The middle place

I’m not sure why this is the case, but I think I’ve spent most of my life hanging out in the “middle place.” We all know the middle place well: it’s that sometimes exciting, sometimes scary, sometimes unsettling place, the one where you feel a […]

Keep your eyes open

Keep your eyes open

Nestled on a tree branch, half-hidden by snow, I almost didn’t see it. Minutes before, my eyes were fixed on my daughter, who stood at the top of a small hill, her coat a bright flash of pink against a sea of white, her smile […]