The Path Less Traveled

The past two weeks were rough for me. I was daily at odds with my toddler. It deeply pained me and caused me much regret by the end of every day. I had frequent outbursts regardless of his behaviors or actions. I felt overwhelmed and burnt out. Which only caused more meltdowns as a response […]

Gifts through Loss and Life

Last July, my family and I experienced great adversity. Creating confusion, doubts and suffering we learned of a pregnancy that had failed. In fact, I had just taken a test at home when some weeks later we were faced with our loss. I could never undermine the heartache, regardless of how premature it happened. All […]

New Year, Renewed Me!

When I think of ringing in the new year, my first thoughts focus on the phrase “New Year, New Me!”. This lead me to ponder, ‘What it is that I would like to be new with me?’. Outwardly speaking, a new hair style and color. Getting fit with a structured exercise regime. Eating healthier and […]

I Know It Will Be All Better

It was 2 AM. Another wake up call by my crying toddler. Three nights had gone by with this same pattern. However, this night was different. I am one who normally picks him up out of his crib and tries to soothe him back to sleep. I will lay with him on the spare couch, […]

My Vows

I recall, as a young child, making “pinky promises” with friends. I’d hook my pinky finger with theirs and we’d proclaim, “I pinky promise to             “. This was the most sacred of vows made to my dear friends. It’s funny how a simple childhood tradition became somewhat of a prerequisite to […]