Alex had his preschool graduation today. I swear, Natalie just had hers but in reality that was 6 years ago. Some of those years since her preschool graduation were really hard years financially and that kind of made everything else feel hard sometimes, but now, it all just seems like a blur. When did all… Continue reading Graduations, Grief, and Gratefulness
Reading: I just finished reading The Dolls House by M.J. Aldridge for book club. It’s a murder mystery along the lines of Law and Order: SVU so it was a quick read for me. It’s part of a series and I haven’t read the first two, but just like the various crime and detective shows… Continue reading Life Lately
I used to love the way I could be connected to the people in my life in the virtual realm. Now where once I was overjoyed to see the faces and stories of people, I feel a sinking sense of dread. Everyone seems to have been turned into a caricature of the real person they… Continue reading Try Holding On
In the South we don’t often get a blanket of white covering our world on New Year’s day, making everything look new and glittery, but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about the year ahead (and the possibility of a good snow day or two). In years past, I’ve made resolutions, set goals, made bucket… Continue reading This Year, More
I know the holidays are a mix of wonder and heartbreak, magic and stress, togetherness and loneliness. My grandmother died the Christmas Eve I was 6. Ovarian cancer took her quickly, as it is known to do. My grandmother and grandfather lived at the top of the gravel road that forked and led to the… Continue reading Just Like Christmas
Gender equality in the church (and home) has been on my mind lately. Why does it matter to me? Have you ever had a knowing? A thing that you know that you know that you know in the depths of your being? Something that, regardless of what anyone else says or does will remain… Continue reading I Know That I Know That I Know: We Are Equal.
I keep a calendar in my laundry room that is reserved strictly for recording little memories. It’s a practice I started a few years ago, when I was trying to pull myself out of the darkness of things not going so well. I haven’t kept one every year since then, but I’ve tried to do… Continue reading When You Realize You Spent A Whole Month Just Holding Your Breath