Schedules, Miles, and Hours

On September 10, the youngest of our 4 daughters walked down the aisle as a bride. During the week preceding the wedding festivities, we had out of town guests, took Sammie (the dog) to the vet for an unplanned visit due to an abdominal mass, Mark had a tight schedule for completing work and finalizing…

Layers, Dynamics, Investment…and Love

Another school year has begun. Which means the holiday season is soon approaching. I’m not sure how I feel about that. On one hand, I’m looking forward to it. We scheduled a vacation house where we’ll have all of our grandchildren in one place at the same time, and we’ll include all their parents too!…

Raw and Real

Although pretty “raw,” this video speaks for itself, and the magnitude of the content is undeniably powerful. The first time I watched it, I was overcome by what came up inside.

The Vocabulary of Language

Many areas of life have their own vocabulary and language. Law. Medicine. Emergency Services. Education. Football. And many more. The words we use can be understood and they can be misunderstood. How and what we say can make a difference. Our words matter. But many times it can be like learning and speaking a foreign…

Tell Me A Story

Whether I’m unpolitical, emotional, or whatever I am or am not, my story matters. So does yours. And together our stories make up the world in which we live.

The Need To Be

At the core, no matter what our age or physical, social or economic position, every one of us needs something worthwhile to do, we need to be needed, to be valuable, to be important.

Going Deeper

More than just About (me), this is some of the backstory.

When It’s Not About You

What do you do with anger and hurt when something happens, or you’re in a situation and you have to be part of it, but it’s hard? You become aware it’s not about you, but you have to live in it.

Impact

What if we would recognize the impact of a person before they die?

Pain is a 4-Letter Word

Pain is a 4-letter word. One that’s OK to use. It’s safe to use. Or is it? Pain is physical. Pain is mental. Pain is emotional. Sometimes it’s a combination of those. We talk about pain in different ways for different reasons. There seems to be a need to quantify pain, to compare degrees of…

I’m a Mom

My heart will feel and want; my heart will rejoice and be sad.
I am a daughter. I am a wife. I am a mom. I always will be.