TW: indecent exposure

This is something I never imagined I would write. Today, one of my greatest fears, and one of those of any loving parent was realized. A moment that probably changed the way my son feels about things forever. I won’t go into detail about what happened. For the sake of his privacy, I will simply give…

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Things I Didn’t Say

As I lie here trying to sleep, I remember again, that my phone doesn’t ring. I remember it’s silence, your silence.  I imagine all the things you would say, could say.  I imagine the lilt in your words, the laughter on your tongue. As I lie here trying to sleep, I remember again, that my…

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What do you title Random Journal Postings?

05/08/2020:                See, writing every day totally hasn’t happened.  But I have to learn to be okay with that.  I have to learn to be okay with a lot of things, it’s the only way to get better.  I feel like this writing is supposed to be more.  More what?  Just, well, more.  I forget…

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Black and White

Black and white.  I know this topic is fueled with fire and passion lately. For the sake of this post, though, I’m not talking as much about race as I am about life in general, although my argument can, and I’m sure will, circle back to the race issue. I feel like so many of…

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Why Can’t I…

I’ve seen a lot of posts going around recently about a local family whose children were taken by CPS. The police described the family as “living in squalor”, and three separate adults (the parents and a grandmother) were charged with child endangerment. Two of the younger children are now in foster care, and the older…

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Sweet and Sweeter

I took my son to a craft show at a local high school today. It’s been such a dreary day and while I was tempted to crawl under my blanket and stay there, I know it’ll only make things worse, so I thought a holiday craft show would liven things up a little. We got…

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And Now Abideth These Three:

My head lately seems filled with thoughts of my heart sisters who created this page with me. I’m missing their presence in my life so much recently- I feel like something’s missing. I feel terrible today. I suddenly, and without warning, projectile vomited all over myself and my car on my way home from work…

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Day 4748 of the Hostage Situation

Today is my 13th wedding anniversary. I was thinking about this on the way home last night, and if I’m completely honest, I never thought we’d make it to this day.  Just over a year ago, my husband and I had a conversation and agreed that splitting up was the best decision. I was crushed,…

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Oxygen? Emotions? Love?

2 Corinthians 5:7 * For we walk by faith, not by sight. First I will start off by asking a few simple questions …. 1.) Do you SEE oxygen? 2.) Do you SEE your emotions? 3.) Do you SEE love? The answer to each of those questions is simply “no”. We don’t see oxygen but…

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One Year Ago…

One year ago today, I attended a funeral for a man I barely knew. I always liked him,  we had spoken on a few occasions and my little superpower of knowing the kind of person someone is right away had let me know that he was a sweet, funny guy who I could easily get…

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