4 Things About Father’s Day

Father's Day, grief, grieving well, good dads, missing dad on Father's Day

June is known for several things like; the end of school, the official beginning of summer, my mother’s birthday (she may be reading this) and weddings, but honoring fathers ranks on the list of things that happen in June.  There are 4 things about Father’s Day I want to share. This yearly Sunday event in … Read more

Turning 60

betrayal, trauma, relationships, help, hope, don't do it alone, EMDR, counseling

I came across this post I wrote on another blog I have, Not A Perfect Life, and I wanted to share it here. Although it has been two years since I turned 60 the words still resonate. Today is my last day being 59 years old. I guess it’s only natural that I am feeling … Read more

Having A Daughter

remembering my first pregnancy, toxemia, daughter, struggles, unplanned things, God, God knows, God has a plan, grateful, hope

Thirty-one years ago I became a mother for the first time. I don’t often take the opportunity to reflect, but this day was different. Having your first child is somewhat scary. I was thirty years old when my daughter was born. It was considered a high-risk pregnancy by the medical field due to my age. … Read more

Talking With Madison About Alopecia

My last post was about me going gray Really though, it was about Madison, my amazing niece who is dealing with Alopecia. She graciously agreed to answer a few questions I had and I’m very excited to share it here! In honor of Alopecia Awareness Month I hope you learn a little about this issue, because it’s important. … Read more

Going Gray

alopecia, hair, it's just hair, alopecia awareness

In honor of Alopecia Awareness month. I am going gray. I have been going gray for about twenty years now, but I kept choosing to cover it with whatever color my hairdresser recommended… every five weeks. We’re all going gray really. We’re just on different parts of the journey. Some may choose to continue to … Read more

4 Things About Father’s Day

June is known for several things like; the end of school, the official beginning of summer, my mother’s birthday (she may be reading this) and weddings, but honoring fathers ranks on the list of things that happen in June.  There are 4 things about Father’s Day I want to share. This yearly Sunday event in … Read more

Mother’s Day And All The Rest

I was remembering just yesterday my very first Mother’s Day in 1990. After ten years of marriage I was finally pregnant and grateful beyond words. On that Mother’s Day in 1990 my husband and I gathered with my parents and my youngest brother after church to go to lunch. I remember as we were leaving … Read more

Lingering

It seems that I am in a time of lingering. I guess life has many moments where we wait for something to take place. This lingering spot is new to me. Last week my dad teetered between life and death. There was a lot of watching; a lot of time spent in the hospital…lingering. And … Read more