The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose. ~Richard Grant This particular post is one I have been wanting to write for ages, but perhaps acknowledging my own insecurities and inadequacies here in writing … Continue reading My Minivan Mid-Life Identity Crisis…
“Where hope grows, miracles blossom.”~ Elna Rae – As I sit here now nearly 39 weeks pregnant, yes, nearly 39 weeks…I am finally breathing again. Figuratively and sometimes literally, I held my breath for 38 weeks. And then last Wednesday, I hit … Continue reading Do overs, hope and a new path.
“It is not our toughness that keeps us warm at night, but our tenderness which makes others want to keep us warm.” ~ Harold Lyon I have never really been good at asking directly for help. In many ways it … Continue reading A spectrum of vulnerability.
“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” ~Linda Wooten As women (and you men know just what I am talking about if the switch has ever flipped … Continue reading Motherhood: an evolution of strength, love and silliness.
“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal”. ~ Albert Camus To me the word “normal” is hilarious. Who gets to define “normal”? And what gives the person who defined “normal” the right to be the … Continue reading Chasing watermelons is easy, being “normal” is hard…
Capturing “A Mother’s Love” in words is not truly possible but in just a few short sentences in someone else’s words, this is a snapshot of what I wish for my own children as they grow in this world~ “This … Continue reading Thoughts about a Mother’s Love…Happy Mother’s Day.
Finally getting off 24/7 oxygen support: Priceless Congratulations to our precious E, who was told yesterday by her pulmonary doctor that we can take her off oxygen during the days and only use it at night. A huge step for E and for our family. There are no really words to describe how we feel and this is a deeply seeded emotional experience for us as a family so I will not explore these emotions openly today but I will say Hope, Faith, Love, Resilience, and Friendship, Intuition, Prayers, Positive thoughts and An Excellent Medical Team provided the foundation for … Continue reading Hope: Free, Faith: Free, Love: Free,
“Your inside voice, called instincts, is trying to tell you something…use your outside voice to speak up. Just start talking and the words will come…don’t be … Continue reading Hear your inner voice, use your outer voice and know it matters.
“Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles.” ~Maltbie D. Babcock Today is a gentle reminder for … Continue reading Count your blessings…sometimes we forget how many we have. Today is a good day to remember.
And sometimes all it takes is a quiet ask for help to show great courage. What will be your first step? Continue reading In honor of courage….everyday is a new day. Take a step.