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

A Resolution I Can Keep

A couple of years ago I was really struggling with a mix of changing hormones and over all stinkin' thinking. I allowed turning 40 to be a burden rather than a time to celebrate. Whenever frustration or disappointment crept in my soul, I foolishly gave it a place to hibernate. The heaviness sat there day … Continue reading A Resolution I Can Keep

Five Minute Friday: Belong

I picture you here, snuggled under layers of covers, watching movies with your sisters. I picture Sunday morning pancakes, Friday night pizza parties, and ice-cream runs in the middle of the week. I picture Lego building marathons, afternoons baking cookies, trips to libraries, the museums, and the soccer fields. I picture you. You were not … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Belong

Writer’s Workshop: My house shall be a mast

I love when the jeweler cleans my wedding ring. Its renewed radiance resonates for days. It looks bigger and more brilliant than before and I am reminded of how it glistened in the summer sun after DW placed it on my finger over thirteen years ago. It's easy to forget the beauty when it is … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop: My house shall be a mast

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