What if…

It takes a split second for your life to change. And as you stand there reeling, you begin to think, “What if???” What if it had been 5 minutes earlier or 10 minutes later? What if the girls had been there? What if it had been harder or faster? As I sit here, listening to…

Conversations

One of the great joys of my life is the diversity amongst the people I call friends. I think life would be so boring if we were all the same, thought the same, believed the same or lived the same. It is a constant source of learning and challenge for me, and it enriches my…

This kid.

This kid turned 7 today. It seems surreal to me that I will never have a six year old again. This kid wears fedoras and plays with dolls.  This kid will kick another kid in the shins and steal a soccer ball from them and ask for more cuddles at the end of the day….

Waiting.

In seasons of waiting, time gets stretched thin. Every moment, every movement makes you hyper aware that you are waiting for something to break the tension. I remember feeling that way during pregnancy…waiting to see if the stick turned blue, waiting to see if the baby inside me was actually alive, waiting to feel the…

Like an itch I can’t scratch.

Someone recently asked me how I was doing.  This someone is not a person I can brush off with a simple answer of ‘fine’, so I told them that they needed to wait till I could figure out how to articulate how I was feeling. It finally came to me the other day as I…