Just Because We Can, Should We?

I read an article yesterday in the May issue of the Ladies Home Journal about the plight of the families living in Appalachia. It is a devastating picture of an America that I have never known and hopefully neither will my children, at least not from personal experience. I was shocked to read about a … Continue reading Just Because We Can, Should We?

Romantic Endings

I pulled a crumpled piece of paper out of the bottom of The Hare's backpack Wednesday morning. "What's this and how long has it been here?" I asked. Glimpses of kissing red hearts peeked out of one corner. A vague memory that Valentine's Day was a mere 5 days away suddenly loomed over my head. "I don't … Continue reading Romantic Endings

Finding Myself On the Other Side of the Tracks

I'm not usually a very impulsive or spontaneous person. If anything, my close family and friends would agree that I painstakingly take my time to make a decision. It's not that I can't be flexible. I just prefer sticking to a plan and going with what I know. Researching  my options seems logical and responsible. … Continue reading Finding Myself On the Other Side of the Tracks

Top Ten Things I Learned in 2010

I would hate to think that we ever reach a season of our life that the years start blending in to one another. Where each year looks the same as the last, and we forget to look deeply into the moments of our lives. Recently I saw a plaque that read: Don't Count the Minutes.                  … Continue reading Top Ten Things I Learned in 2010

Sometimes Just Showing Up is Enough

There's an African proverb that says : "It takes a village to raise a child." According to Wikipedia, this saying originated from the Nigerian Igbo culture and proverb "Ora na azu nwa" which means it takes the community/village to raise a child. The Igbo's also name their children "Nwa ora" which means child of the community. I believe … Continue reading Sometimes Just Showing Up is Enough