One thing at a time.  

It’s days like yesterday when I miss dad the most.  The long grey-color-pallet days of winter and the feeling of 1,000 things gone wrong. Just wrong. All my mistakes and shortcomings and the mistakes and shortcomings of others. I just need to talk to him. “Dad, I’m having a hard time,” but that’s not actually…

Backseat

I waited impatiently for the phone to ring. And when it finally did my mother’s somber voice didn’t prepare me.  Even when something is anticipatory it still comes as a f-cking shock. My dad had gone in for an MRI of his brain. Everyone told us it was probably nothing. We expected his cognitive issues…

Forever Freeing: A poem

The truth? I’m scared. I often am. Scared to meet new people, and go new places. But, I do it. Facing our fears is important. The truth? Staying at home is hard. Chasing a picky eater, and barking dogs. But, I’ll do it. Sacrificing is enlightening. The truth? My life is truly blessed. With love,…

An Awing Nomination!

A blog milestone! A nomination for the LIEBSTER AWARD!! Woohooo! Such exciting news!  It means a great deal to be recognized and nominated by a fellow blogger! The word liebster is german, meaning “favorite.”  Seriously, what an honor to be nominated as a favorite blog. Thank you kindly to Hannah at Pocketful of Motherhood for…

First Publication!

My whole life I have wanted to be published. Finally the moment has come and I couldn’t be more excited. In fact, I’m extremely giddy.  I remember having a paper I wrote on female infibulation in the 10th grade being published, but it was a publication our school created… so I dunno- do you count…