A Powerless State…Literally and Figuratively

“I didn’t have expectations for this,” she said this morning as we awoke to a world with no electricity.  She’s eight and a planner and a world with sudden change sometimes leaves her feeling powerless...   “It’s good practice for life,” I told her.   “Good practice for when life hands you circumstance’s you simply cannot change.”  … Continue reading A Powerless State…Literally and Figuratively

Dear World: What Wombs, Blooms and Tombs All Have in Common…

  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Late winter. It can be my most difficult time. Before the new greens of spring and first blooms are born, comes the barren pallet of winter —a season desolate, dreary and dark. Because dark always comes before light.   It was late winter when we found out her daddy had ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Otherwise … Continue reading Dear World: What Wombs, Blooms and Tombs All Have in Common…

Dear World: What happened one month ago today…

One month ago today, I awoke from a solid, uninterrupted, six hours of straight-through sleep-which almost NEVER happened. One month ago today, I awoke to the quiet hum of a non-invasive ventilator and no other sound was heard. No moans. No groans. No indication of discomfort in any way. This was not the norm. One month ago today, … Continue reading Dear World: What happened one month ago today…

Dear World: Intermission over…

So the trouble with living is that sometimes you actually have to...well...live! You see, this season is absolutely, indescribably, BEAUTIFUL in so many ways. But friends...lean in close...SHHHH...here comes the secret. This season has also been absolutely, indescribably, MESSY, painful, lonely and completely slaying on ALL levels. The days AND nights are often too long AND too … Continue reading Dear World: Intermission over…