Mothers are a Gift

I remember a time as a child when I asked my mother if I was an “oops baby”.  If I had been a surprise.  If I was the baby that so fondly found her, instead of her finding me.  I was not asking out of concern, as if there was anything wrong with it, but…

Farewell, Dear 2012.

As I prepare for a night of music and dancing with some of my favorite people, I feel I must take pause for one final moment of self reflection this year.  There are only hours left in this year and it’s as if the past year is flashing before my eyes. My heart swells at…

The Amazingly Resilient Heart

He: Baby, I need to talk to you tomorrow night.  Can I come over after work? Me: Whatever it is, just tell me now. He: You aren’t going to like it. Me: Okay, now you really need to tell me.  What’s going on? He:  I don’t know what to do… I slept with this girl, she’s…

Lessons in Friendship

Friendship has never been a simple topic for me. In my adolescent years it couldn’t have been more confusing.  As much as I yearned to be an average girl or even an average kid for my age, I never was.  I was spinning within the confines of my mind trying to make sense of the…