Category Archive: Parenting

{long goodbyes}

i can’t tell you that long goodbyes ever find closure

i can’t speak of the lessons learned in darkness

i can’t say there has been no semblance of peace found in moments of respite

i can’t tell you i will ever comprehend the how or why

i can’t speak of who i am these days without turning circles

i can’t say all will like the person i am becoming

i can’t speak for anyone but myself

i can’t tell you i have arrived

i can’t say there aren’t countless more bends in the road coming up ahead

i can’t speak for the loves in my life

i can’t tell them enough they are my heart

i can’t speak my old words anymore

i can’t say all i used to say



I need the age-old comfort, and I don’t want to turn to you I ache for assurance, and I don’t believe in you like I used to I long for light, and I… Continue reading

{Gratitude in Unusual Spaces}

I am grateful for an aching body, it means I am alive and whatever these pangs are, whether physical, spiritual, or relational, they are real, they are me in this moment. I am… Continue reading

{A Day in the Life}

Ever deepening bonds of a life well lived
Mistakes and all bring colors together
We are more than okay
This is family
This is mothering
This is a day in the life


It swirls as a never ending merry-go-round Who am I in the midst of this? The ache to slow down time burns I remember precious moments They dance in my memory Coming close… Continue reading

{Just Be Me}

I struggle so much with speaking clearly about my walk with God, or lack thereof. The demons of self deprecation and what the others think of me are screaming so loud most of… Continue reading


Redemption comes in strange ways sometimes. It creeps up on you when you least expect it. Sometimes it even comes in the simplest extensions of a hand into a wild blackberry bramble. Reaching… Continue reading

{Rise Up}

“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin This is the time. I cannot remain tight… Continue reading


Hands for healing for holding for sharing for preparing for brushing for stroking for calming for beauty’s sake for remembering for loving for showing for telling for pointing for encouraging for pressing for… Continue reading


I’ve stopped wondering as much what life would be like with you here and I feel bad for that. I don’t feel as connected to you as I used to. A┬ánew parallel life… Continue reading