I remember the time before. I walked, hurriedly to the massive concrete place. It was early morning, my face was taut from determination, my eyes were worn from the hours of awake, waiting, watching. How could I be expected to find it, I realize now, many years later. It was a hard day. I'm no … Continue reading Spaces We Get Stronger
I took the country roads. Trees slightly curving inward with the wind and marigold hue of leaves gently loosened to fall to the ground, then lifted by breeze towards blue. They were on the playground when I arrived. Chattering little voices becoming new friends, they turned to notice me, and my daughter tells them, "This … Continue reading Tucking In, Tying Shoes and Waiting to be Mama
Late summer days felt long last week. I walked late in the evening, forcing myself to move, not sure I'd be better for it. Two days with music and Colt, the humidity still as ugly and thick as sludge. Returning home, up the curvy hill, feeling nothing more than well that's done for today. Heavy, … Continue reading Walking under Pink Sky filtered in the Gray
There was a red bird outside my window this morning. I heard its chirping and stopped to listen. I pushed back from my desk, opened the shutters and stopped, captivated by its visit. Bright, confident, vibrantly bouncing around in the straw. My mind moves lately from one to another thing, the bane of the multitasking and … Continue reading content in my distraction
Something about Sunday had me wanting to go home. To the country, a big white house, grandma's house. It was a sneaky kind of longing all around a breakfast choice, wishing for breakfast at my grandma's...doors wide open to the wrap around the front screened-in porch. I always loved the narrow little side porch, a … Continue reading Feelin’ melancholy, Sis?
Everything started moving really quickly. May felt like two days, not a month. Your birthday, on the 29th and I thought, "Didn't we just get done with Christmas and your first car and making the AllStar team with your buddies, all lined up, gangly legs swinging along the side of the pool?" Seriously, wasn't … Continue reading Are you here yet?
Two big changes are coming all at once. My daughter's engaged to the boy, now a man, with the big truck with the Bible on the seat and the beautiful smile. The one she woke me over 7 years ago to say. " I've found him!" And half asleep in the dark, I knew she … Continue reading Answered Prayers and Tomorrows too Soon
I realized a parenting truth last week. Time has not been kind to my writing joy. I must record this truth. I must remind myself of its clarity. The only writing this past week has been penciled in thoughts about prayer, faith, rewriting and remembering. Busy times, baseball season, lingering, annoying cold and cough. So, … Continue reading Before I forget what I realized