Meant to Be

I don't really read magazines, and I can't quite remember what brought me to the magazine rack at our local Wal-Mart the day I met Sarah (name changed to protect privacy). I suspect we were both just being where we needed to be, even if we didn't know it at the time. The last thing … Continue reading Meant to Be

Where Are You From?

Attitudes are like accents. The pronunciation of a person's thoughts offers clues to their state of mind. Strong attitudes can complicate a conversation in the same way a strong accent might. The confusion can lead to frustration, and the frustration can easily tailspin into insult or offense. Before you know it, understanding each other is … Continue reading Where Are You From?

Boiling Over

After five months, more appointments than I can recall at the moment, and a sizable medical credit card balance later, my mouth is finally all caught up on dental work. I can’t stop smiling even though I can’t really tell if I’m smiling since I still have no sensation in half of my face. I […]

Numb Mouth, Happy Heart

After five months, more appointments than I can recall at the moment, and a sizable medical credit card balance later, my mouth is finally all caught up on dental work. I can't stop smiling even though I can't really tell if I'm smiling since I still have no sensation in half of my face. I … Continue reading Numb Mouth, Happy Heart

Sip of Summer {Haiku}

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A Mom is Many Things

A mom is many things. To one mom, this phrase overwhelms.  Her many things are an accumulation of the seemingly never-ending daily duties and demands. To another mom, this phrase encourages. Her many things are an accumulation of the seemingly miraculous things she is able to accomplish in a single day. In 70 days I'll … Continue reading A Mom is Many Things

It Was There All Along

I made the decision to home educate my oldest son shortly after enrolling him for kindergarten. Sometimes making the wrong choice clears the way for the right choice. Or perhaps, as I've been told, I just like learning things the hard way. The choice to home educate was a solitary decision, much like the situation … Continue reading It Was There All Along

Some Pig

I know I'm supposed to be terrified of spiders, but I'm not. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I want to cross paths with a spider unexpectedly in the dark or in the vulnerable space of my bathroom shower, I just happen to appreciate them in a way that other folks don't. I'm sure … Continue reading Some Pig

Trying to Stop Thunder

According to my five-year-old daughter, the best way to stop lightening is to close all the curtains and blinds in the house. Out of sight, out of mind. Thunder, on the other hand, is a bit more tricky. Trying to mute the rumbling remains of lightening strikes is like trying to mute the trembling cries … Continue reading Trying to Stop Thunder

Trash Day

The trash gets picked up Thursdays here. That means Wednesday night we make sure the bins on the back porch get emptied into the main dumpster at the edge of the parking lot. By we, I mean my husband. It's summer now, so if this job doesn't get done, the back porch (our home's main … Continue reading Trash Day