The Original

One of a kind Larger than life Hilarious Recurring descriptions on sympathy cards covered in flowery words Kindnesses and thoughts from those left behind She was an original She wasn't allowed to drive due to seizures But she bought a tiny yellow Smart Car 🚗 for me to drive her around in and named it … Continue reading The Original

Lists

Where do you begin? Where does it all end? What does it all mean? We stood there the day after Looking at each other Them looking at me to lead them Asking what to do Where to start How do I know the answer? What thought process do I go through to figure it all … Continue reading Lists

Goodbye

And now it’s my turn to grieve. My feisty and tough, sassy and kind, determined and hard-headed, funny, sarcastic, and precious mom has passed into the arms of Jesus. No more pain. No more suffering. No more loss. She is with my little brother, my dad and all those who went before her. She was … Continue reading Goodbye

First Best Friends

My daughter left today My very best friend Moving forward Life's journey My mom is in the hospital My first best friend Moving forward Life's journey I cleaned out my daughters room Childhood memories and piles of artwork mixed with more piles of seventeen years of school assignments Some I tossed without a care. Others … Continue reading First Best Friends

Such is Life

Life - Family - Relationships Changes Theirs - Moving forward His- Stagnant Hers- Ending Theirs - Exciting Hers - Adventurous His - Struggling Hers - Suffering A cycle of plans, dreams, hopes, hopelessness, loss, opportunity, future, past Youth, newlyweds, bachelors, middle aged couple, elderly woman Change Changing jobs, changing locations, sticking it out, sticking together, … Continue reading Such is Life

I Saw Myself

I saw myself today 30 years ago a newlywed In that cabin across the river Where I sat for hours watching the currents sweep over the boulders Time spent with my lover in solitude and adventure with dreams of the future and contented pleasure. I saw myself today 20 years ago a mom of two … Continue reading I Saw Myself