Tag: messy

How a Broken Toe Helped My Broken Heart

“You stupid, stupid, stupid toe!” I said angrily under my breath as I began to limp to a large rock on the side of the trail where I was running. Sitting down, I quietly cursed my foot, actually my toe, that stupid toe, that I broke three weeks earlier. It’s

April’s Stunningly Strong Woman: Val

I met Val in May of 1997 and I knew we would be fast friends, not just because she was my future sister-in-law, but because her sharp whit and sarcastic humor was my love language. At first impression you might think that she was maybe stand-offish but really she was

When Less is Less

Happy March. If you read my recap blog “Joy-2018” then you know that at the end of the year we downsized and moved into a smaller home on December 28th. It was a little crazy, we listed our house on November 30 and had a full asking price offer on

Dear Middle School Parents,

I’m angry at you. I’m angry at your kids and I’m wondering if you even know why? Probably not since I’m sure they don’t tell you everything that happens during the day especially if it involves them being cruel or being a bully. What child would tattle on themselves for

When Silence isn’t Golden

I have friends and family that have suffered the deepest of losses. They’ve buried babies, parents, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, and best friends. For those of us in proximity to the ones that have suffered loss we can often time find ourselves without words; not knowing what to say so

July’s Stunningly Strong Woman: Jen Bass

Trigger Warning: If you have suffered the loss of child this blog post could trigger you. Please allow someone else to read this post first then let them decide if you will be okay reading it.  I had a dream about you last night. What was it? I dreamed that

This Does NOT Define Me

This was hard to write. Harder to publish. It’s real. It’s raw.

Blog at WordPress.com.