Recovery

I'm in recovery mode. Recovering from international travel. While I didn't suffer from jet lag, there is a return to "normal life" transition that has to take place as the gears get switched. From traveling daily with a large group of people, eating on a different schedule with different ingredients, and long days on a … Continue reading Recovery

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

90-day Supply

The way my mind works this could be a disturbing art piece. I am at the police station where you can drop off prescription drugs and over the counter medications and supplements. They gave me a little paper bag to open all the containers and dump. That full, I went to ask for another and … Continue reading 90-day Supply

Get Over It

She was always waiting for the Lord to return to get us all out of this messy world. As sick as she was this past week she never said she was planning to beat him to the punch and leave before he got back to take all of us. Knowing that we are just temporary … Continue reading Get Over It

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

Glorious Sunset Moonrise

The shoreline is quickly crowded with viewers rushing toward a dazzling sunset Cameras snapping over and over as others sit quietly basking in the glow of red, orange, and yellow streaks across the sky There is a holiness to the hush as the sun dips into the sea and as if on a pulley, the … Continue reading Glorious Sunset Moonrise

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

Seeking Serenity

Construction noise overrides the ripples of the river Traffic sounds pulse over the chirping birds I long for silent serenity Not deafness to the world around me Not solitude that separates me from loving Or creates insensitivity to the needs of others But solace in the sitting and pondering and praying Waiting for a peaceful … Continue reading Seeking Serenity