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Changes

It’s been just over three years since my mom died. Three years of growth and change. Three years of SO many lessons that I’m not sure I can capture or convey all of them here. But, obviously, I’m about to give that a try. Shortly after she died I got a promotion at work to … Continue reading »

Settled

I can’t imagine What it feels like to feel settled To know that where you are Is home I watch other people Watching their kids Our kids At sporting or school events And I can imagine them In that same place Twenty years from now Doing the same With their grandchildren Because their parents Are … Continue reading »

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

So many Of my happiest memories Are wrapped up in One single person My dad But I tend to forget To remember those good things And too often Cling to the other Less happy Less perfect Events in my life And then Father’s Day Rolls around And I’ll call my dad And tell him Happy … Continue reading »

Remembering Mom

She came from nowhere And grew up with nothing She was the perfect combination Of her mother and grandmother A tough broad from the same Yet softer, tempered By the influence of a generation Once removed She worked hard For everything she earned But she never forgot Where she came from Including the lessons Of … Continue reading »

Mothers and Daughters

Somehow it seems That far too often Mothers and daughters Are oil and water. Gasoline and sparks. This was us. Different perspectives. Different opinions. But the same tempers, The same frustrations, The same bruised toes, And the same love You ruffled feathers When you thought You were helping. We all cursed your name; And loved … Continue reading »

Asking for Help is Hard

This was originally posted late on the evening of March 10, 2014. By the time I got to work on the morning of the 11th, friends had donated $295.00 and it was all I could to keep from crying again. I am so blessed to ┬áhave so many amazing, caring, talented people in my life. … Continue reading »

The Roads Not Travelled

When those two roads diverge The lesson of taking the one less travelled Is clear and well known What a difference choice makes Following your heart Not taking the well-worn, easy path To your heart’s desire But what about when the road not travelled Is not taken Forsaken Due to no fault of your own? … Continue reading »