Five Minute Friday: Friend

Sit in silence. Talk for hours. You can call me in the middle of the night. Your children have my number on speed dial. It's about presence, not presents. Presence of mind. Presence of spirit. It's not neat and tidy or sweet. It's loud and honest. It's telling each other the truths, even the hard … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Friend

hello courage

I've spent the better part of an hour letting my last cup of coffee grow cold, sifting through pounds of advice on how to overcome writer's block, looking for that one perfect and inspiring blog prompt. It finally struck me, though, that my three-month long writing drought  is not due to insufficient inspiration or a … Continue reading hello courage

Writer’s Workshop: Finding Joy in My Winter

Believe it or not, avoiding this blog has been as impossible as avoiding myself.Not a word has been written for months. I've purposely found other things to do than write and yet, this blog has been on my mind, in my heart, every day. It was not my intention to disappear, but the longer the … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop: Finding Joy in My Winter

Writer’s Workshop: Listen

I should be enjoying the sounds of a good morning: birds chirping, children giggling at the bus stop in front of our house, the faint breathing of my daughter still asleep upstairs, the sighs of my sweet dog watching deer and other wildlife meander through our yard. But instead, I'm listening to myself whine. I'm … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop: Listen

Pour Your Heart Out: Letting Go of Her Hand

Sometimes I feel like I am losing her too fast. We talk about her first car, first dates and college applications. My heart aches in silence. I do not want her to know I am sad she will leave soon. I do not want her to feel guilty for growing up. When she sits quietly … Continue reading Pour Your Heart Out: Letting Go of Her Hand