Category Archives: reflections

Somewhere in the world…

In the first year or so after my fiancé and I broke up I often wondered if there would ever be a future husband for me. During that same season I heard the song Somewhere in the World, by Wayne … Continue reading

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The little things are the best things

Last night my favorite blond son messaged me and shared a tender part of his heart with me. I am guarding what he shared with lots of love and prayers for him. I am very honored that he would share … Continue reading

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Music, music, everywhere

This morning as I prepared for work the lyrics to, “Isn’t it Ironic” by Alanis Morissette played in my head. Now, back in 1996 when the song came out, I am sure I sang along to the lyrics, they are … Continue reading

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Here’s to the heroes and heroines

It would seem the world is waiting for the e new Avengers:Endgame movie which officially opens this weekend. I admit, I really have enjoyed the Marvel movies, so many of my favorite actors and actresses have been a part of … Continue reading

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Cracking the window

If you’ve been following along this past week, you know life’s been pretty gritty. I have been battling anger, brokenness, sorrow, and loss. I have cried, which is a sure sign that it is bad, and I have wanted to … Continue reading

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By the Numbers

It has been 10,530 days since I met my husband. It has been almost 8,000 days since we said, “I do.” In the days that have followed, we have lived in multiple states, twice as many houses, and laughed and … Continue reading

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Doing the math

I have been watching people begin to stress and fret, as the holiday season is coming into full swing. It’s the usual soundtrack of, “What will I get (so and so) for Christmas?” Or the question of, “How will we … Continue reading

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Inside, outside, all around

As the weather turns colder, I start drinking hot tea more frequently. When I steep the bag in my cup I can smell the aroma of the cinnamon or star anise, my favorite flavors. The longer the bag stays in … Continue reading

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Edges

High school was a John Hughes movie for me, in a lot of ways. Somewhere between The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Pretty in Pink/Some Kind of Wonderful, with me often playing a Molly Ringwald role, but without the cute … Continue reading

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Safe places

My social media feed has been full of posts that begin with, Our/My house is a safe place. This past week, I also posted a similar message, one I adjusted to fit our personal home. With loneliness, depression, anxiety, and … Continue reading

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