Dear Twenty Year Old Me

Today I officially hit my “mid-thirties” and I’ve come to a lot of realizations in the last year or two.  I’ve probably had more epiphanies in the last several years than I had in my whole life up to that point. Gosh, I don’t want any of...
When Mother’s Day is Hard

When Mother’s Day is Hard

It’s the day before Mother’s Day and it is snowing. There is just something wrong with that, with the idea that snow should disrupt one of the beautiful days of spring. The cold, damp weight of winter shouldn’t be allowed to interrupt the warm hope and promise of...
Grief: When Life Feels Too Hard to Keep Going

Grief: When Life Feels Too Hard to Keep Going

I met Diane when I was in elementary school.  She was a fairly unremarkable figure in my life, then she was just the mother of one of my classmates.  Even though I would see her often through the 12 years of my schooling, she was always just one of the other...