#96 What I Said At My Father’s Funeral

#96 What I Said At My Father’s Funeral

My father, my sweet Daddy, has been gone one year now today. I’m still picking up pieces of my heart, but I do have so much to be thankful for: my healthy, growing girls; the loving relationship I have with my step mom who is still across the driveway and doing well; and my husband, […]

#93: At Least One True Thing

#93: At Least One True Thing

So, apparently, Christmas happened when I wasn’t looking! Though it’s not like I let it completely slip up on me. I went to a few Christmas parties and ate some candy canes and there was a 7 foot decorated conifer in my living room. I bought gifts and wrapped gifts and got gifts. I have […]

#89: On Grief

#89: On Grief

Twenty years ago this week, a cardio-pulmonary embolism abruptly shoved me out of the last fog of my naive and mostly innocent early years. I, along with my three brothers, had to chart a new course without our mother. “With my mother’s death all settled happiness, all that was tranquil and reliable disappeared from my […]

Wordless Wednesday: Missing Grandma

Wordless Wednesday: Missing Grandma

Grandma and my mom Grandma and I, 2002 Grandma and I with my daughter, 2010 Saying goodbye was always hard for both of us

#51: A New Story

#51: A New Story

Sometimes, things take a turn and life doesn’t so much feel like the story you thought was being written. Instead, something scary and surreal happens that makes you feel like you’ve jarringly been transported from a sweet little house on the prairie to a dark and weird Yoknapatawpha County. A year ago – and I […]

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