Thu
18
Jun '15

What it’s like to be heard

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I had big plans for the day.

It was going to be a painting day.

Few things get me more excited than new paints and a blank canvas. And I had both. (*cue angelic choir*)

MAGIC was going to happen.

And then I made the mistake of reading email. (more…)

Wed
16
May '12

Grieving

One of my nephew’s was killed earlier this week.

He was 25.

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Mon
3
Jan '11

For Mom

Today would have been my mother’s 79th birthday.

I spent her last birthday with her 11 years ago in a hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She had been in and out of the hospital since the previous August with an infection whose source could not be pinpointed. (more…)

Fri
3
Dec '10

Dear God, I’m Here

Today’s #reverb10 prompt was one I read just after midnight.

December 3 – Moment.
Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).
(Author: Ali Edwards)

I thought about it all day. (more…)

Sun
21
Nov '10

When it doesn’t feel enough

I just found out that a dear friend’s mother died.

Dave is one of 2 friends I still have from my “old” life. He believed in me when I decided to resign and has never been more than a text message away. We have laughed and cried, kept each others secrets, talked about everything and anything, and never once felt the need to judge or fix the other person.

I love Dave. But I don’t think I knew just how much until tonight, when I realized (more…)