Feb 232017

So very much has happened since the last time I sat down and tried to put my thoughts and feelings down in written form.  So many life changes — old chapters closing and new ones opening.  I want to sit and write about them individually because each of them deserve their own showcase but today, the story writes itself. Today is February 23, a day that has had significant meaning […]

Dec 212015

I know, it seems sort of silly to give a present to your ex but in the spirit of Christmas, i’m going to do it anyway.  Since I don’t have the monetary funds to give an actual gift, i’m sending this present in the form of a letter.  I hope that it’s recognized for the sincere and true gift that it is. Dear Ex, I’m sure you think this letter […]

Oct 042015

The day I was born, my sense of security was immediately challenged. I was protected until that point, depending solely on the womb of my mother to nourish me — my mind, my heart and my very existence. Being born interrupted that security and as time ticked off days, then weeks, months, years and now decades, that sense of security has become less and less dependable. I know that doesn’t […]

Sep 102015

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the meaning of “home” but not necessarily the physical place where I putter round in the kitchen to prepare a meal, or put my head on the pillow at night to rest, or even sit and soak up the cool air conditioning with a solid roof above me. Please don’t misunderstand, I truly do appreciate those things.. especially since those things once taken […]

Sep 082015

A while back, I asked my friends on Facebook to give me one word answers as to what defined “LOVE” to them.  These are their words.  Yet when I wanted to describe what love meant to me, I had a hard time coming up with just one word.  Unfortunately, i’ve never been that succinct! But even if it could be defined in one word, the bigger question to me is […]

Aug 302015

As I sit here in the quiet stillness of my house, I can almost imagine the sounds of heaven’s angels singing, the laughter and the joy that bubbles over when the soul can feel no sadness or regret and that pain and worries are an unknown entity.  The sounds that even heaven can’t contain — for heaven has had a year now to rejoice that my momma joined in their […]

Aug 192015

It is the middle of August and two days ago marked exactly one year that I saw my mother alive for the last time. I said a silly goodbye to her on the back porch of her house and then drove back to Florida that day with the knowledge that my mother and I would see each other again for Thanksgiving. I promised her that I would call her frequently […]

Aug 042015

There are plenty of opinions about expectations and just as many quotes to support or negate those opinions.  So since we all have an opinion (somebody open a window, will ya.. it stinks in here), I am going to put mine out there.  You don’t have to agree with it.  I respect your right to think for yourself, even when you’re wrong.  😉 I’ve had several conversations of late with […]

Aug 022015

As a Southern woman, I have a deep love for southern magnolia trees.  They are symbolic of the region and there is no other tree that can compare to them.  The blooms are quite large and they are typically the color of a wedding dress.  The leaves have a glossy sheen to the outside and the underside is brown and feels a bit like a soft velvet.  They are so […]