Facing Challenges, Uncategorized

“Happy” Mother’s Day

There’s a day in May set aside to honor and remember mothers. This day is often joyously filled with dinners out, heart-felt cards, phone calls, visits, special church services, photo opps, flowers, social media posts, gifts, breakfasts in bed, and more. I love that this day exists and that so many spend it showering well-deserved… Read More “Happy” Mother’s Day

Facing Challenges, Uncategorized


I’m struggling.  But sometimes I’m not.   Maybe that’s just the way we all are in life. I’m cleaning again.  For the past two days, I’ve been cleaning out my office area.  I found a bunch of my notebooks.  I have notebooks for everything.  I use them as journals, I use them for lists, random notes… Read More Gratitude

Facing Challenges, Uncategorized


Hey.  Maybe I’m back to writing.  Maybe I won’t write again for 8 months.  This new uncertainty in the universe fits my world to a T.  It’s so weird how all the craziness going on right now with COVID-19 isn’t really freaking me out. I actually told my therapist that it made me feel sort… Read More Birds

Facing Challenges, Uncategorized


Hard to believe that I’m at a hospital on our anniversary, and it’s not with B! Hard to believe that 7 years ago we were in Belize having the time of our lives, blissfully unaware of what was about to hit. We thought we had beat the hard stuff, overcome the obstacles, and were on… Read More Today

Living Healthier, Uncategorized

Ending the first week, and beginning the second

Well, my first healthy lifestyle week ended down 8 1/2 pounds!   Of course, now on Day 9, I am feeling a little overwhelmed because let’s face it—I have a long way to go.  But then, don’t we all?!?  That’s how I’m trying to think about this whole healthy life quest.  It’s just something that is… Read More Ending the first week, and beginning the second

Facing Challenges, Uncategorized

Thoughts on Grief

“Grief: deep sorrow; especially that caused by someone’s death.” – from the Oxford Language online dictionary. Synonyms listed for grief include anguish, agony, despair, heartache, misery, pain, mourning. Grief is a short word for a complicated and often misunderstood emotion. So many have tried to “figure it out” and explain grief to us by assigning… Read More Thoughts on Grief