Breaking up the Unplowed Ground

It's been a long goodbye this week.  I've had to say goodbye to loved ones traveling cross-country to start a new chapter of life in a new place.  It's been a bittersweet separation these past few days. My emotions range from being hopeful, happy, excited and then sad and lonely all at once.  Then there's [...]

Sometimes We Need To Go Back Before We Can Move Forward

We had a large lilac bush behind my childhood home.  Every spring when I fill a vase with lilacs, their fragrance transports my thoughts back to that house where many special memories were made. Memories.  We all have them.  Some good, some not so good but they're stored somewhere deep within our brains.  Just like [...]

When Ink Drips and Camera Clicks

I put my pen to journal and begin to write, I see an oriole outside my window and I grab my camera.  I click to capture the moment and return to my writing. With my mind and emotions wrapped up in so much lately, I finally feel my soul return to its rightful place. The [...]

When Light Meets The Dark

It was that time again--time to travel the 160 miles to the medical center for my husband's cancer check-up with his oncologist/hematologist. We left yesterday morning while it was still dark. The darkness of uncertainty always covers us as we travel east for his appointments but the sun coming up yesterday was a reminder that [...]

Hydrate!

I never thought I'd be that woman.  The one dehydrated and hooked to an IV, EKG, blood pressure machine, and God only knows what else all those wires were. My family would be the first to tell you that I'm a health nut when it comes to the foods I eat but they could also [...]

Expressions of Love

“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”  Sarah Kay I'm not sure why I was having a bad day.  It was several years ago.  All I remember was there were tears and I wanted a little slice of [...]

Daddy, Carry Me

"Daddy, I can't go.  I'm tired."  Her hands reach up, "Daddy carry me. I'm scared.  It's getting dark.  I can't see." Like a good daddy he whisks her up into his arms and gently places her on his shoulders. The evening is fading and the sun begins to withdraw behind the horizon.  Darkness isn't far [...]