Thirteen

I don’t know how it happened. Wasn’t it like a year ago that I was teaching her to count to 10? It seems like the time has gone by in the blink of an eye… and my baby girl turns 13 today. In the very early hours of this morning,…

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Fear

Fear has never been unfamiliar to me. It started out simple, I guess… Fear of the dark. Fear of talking to strangers. Fear of heights. Fear of spiders and snakes. The usual. But as I’ve gotten older I wonder sometimes if my relationship with Fear is more like an awkward…

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A Second Home

At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, our family was a bit of a mess. Toby and I were separated and our kids’ world was crumbling. And in the midst of switching the kids, working like crazy people, me going to school, and dealing with a hurricane of emotions,…

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Legacy

This last year has been… well… quite a year. Often I feel conflicted about how so much joy can exist along side so much grief. In many ways the happiness and feelings of completeness have been born of great sadness and loss. It feels strange, but it’s especially humbling when…

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