Messy Christmas

Having grown up in church, I have participated in my fair share of Christmas Programs.  I have been a sheep, a shepherd, Mary, an angel and…


Gravity

Grav·i·ty – The force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass. (Oxford…


Treats

Well, it arrived.  That most controversial of holidays.  There are those who absolutely do not participate.  Some who do but “nothing…


Great Expectations

I waited in the car.  Every minute or so, I checked my watch.  While I tried to prepare myself for bad news, I simultaneously attempted to…


Leftovers

There I was. It had been a long day. School? Yeah, it was hard. Tests? Several. A long bus ride home? Absolutely. Homework? Where do I…


Like a Song

Have you ever thought about who you would want with you in the event of an apocalypse?  Yeah, I know, kind of a random question, but…it…


Broken

We both sat down with a sigh. This was going to take awhile. Boxes full of pictures and mementos and lots of…well…just stuff. My mom had…


Stuff

Well, it’s here.  Some are excited and relieved.  Others not so much.  No matter how you view it, however, fall means back to school.  You…


Anything But Ordinary

“Wow!  You have twins! And boys, too.  What a blessing – they will be each other’s best buddy!”  I still remember the comments.  The…


Pain with a Purpose

I have heard about people with a high threshold for pain.  Not the case in my family.  As I get ready to take my third (and final) child…


Playtime

I have to admit, I am still kind of bitter.  After all, it was obviously for me.  I noticed it the moment I stepped into the room.…


Warm Water

Summer is FINALLY here – yay! With summer comes tons of fun activities. I don’t know about you, but it is a great time for me to…


Circles

It drew us like a magnet.  Not much to look at.  Just a small piece of dark asphalt. The grass next to it was not an option – one girl was…


Father’s Day

I can still see his face.  He was often a bit mystified by things I said.  Or did.  Or wore for that matter.  He didn’t like the music I…


Mirror Image

I am older than my sister by two years.  She went away to college (Texas) while I was attending college close to home.  She was tall.  I…


A Place for You

It wasn’t much of a table.  Just a small, round little maple one with four chairs.  It sat right next to the kitchen.  The oldest four…


My Room

 When I close my eyes, I can see it clearly.  It wasn’t a large room, but it had a huge window.  My bed sat right next to the window.  The…


Playing Dress-up

If there was ONE thing I enjoyed the most as a child, I would have to say it was playing dress-up.  Sure, I liked the “princess-y” dresses…


Homemade

There is an recurring image that pops up inside my head around Mother’s Day. It is of a woman. She is lovely. Not in a pretentious,…


The Power of Words

I am not that “in to” superheroes.  Batman.  The Flash.  Wonder Woman.  Super Girl.  They just don’t interest me much. My immediate…