My Son’s Mother

via Daily Prompt: Betrayed He wasn't my son, not yet. My stomach twisted sharply pulling into the parking lot. I scanned the park playground through my open window for a face similar to the sweet boy eagerly waiting to get out of my car. Children ran and screamed, jumping from monkey bars to swings, flying … Continue reading My Son’s Mother

Perpetual Restarts

via Daily Prompt: Restart I am the queen of starting over. Marriage. Finances. Friendships. Family. Careers. Diets. This blog. You name it, I've probably tried it, quit and tried it again. It's a problem really, perhaps even an addiction. I get bored and need a change. I lack consistent motivation and a sense of direction. … Continue reading Perpetual Restarts

Five Minute Friday: Miss

I miss my mini-van. It made life so easy with kids, pets and equipment. Everyone had a seat near a window and rarely did anyone complain that "she's sitting too close to me".  I had space to breathe in that car, space to be present but not super imposing even when all seven seats were … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Miss

Expect Nothing

I've spent a lot of wasted time expecting people to be different. Expecting them to be thankful or honest. Expecting them to love unconditionally or be tolerant without question. Expecting them to be compassionate, self-less or encouraging. Expecting them to apologize. But mostly, I think I've just spent a lot of wasted time being disappointed, … Continue reading Expect Nothing

Five Minute Friday: Welcome

Two hours notice. There were a few quick phone calls back and forth between us and them while we were driving for Thai food and placing our dinner order. We had two hours notice that you would be standing on our doorstep, waiting to be welcomed inside. I'm not sure why I felt it was … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Welcome