The Whole Universe Should Know

Recently I read of the tragic suicide of someone I once knew and the story behind her pain. 

8 years ago I met her during a low point in both of our lives. It was our one thing in common.…

Why Failure Is Important



I have never really been into sports. I’ve tried. But it’s just not my thing. That was until my middle son began his first year of wrestling. It’s an intense sport. Suddenly, I became that mom that is on my…

Today Is All You Have

I always find myself more pensive than usual on New Year’s Eve. I say more so than usual because I tend to ponder and over think most everything. But on this particular day of the year, I experience a heightened…

The Poverty of Loneliness

"The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved."  ~Mother Teresa
 

 

I recently stood at the bedside of someone who was dying. Just moments before, I stood in the door way hesitant…

Bleeding Unaware

 

It is entirely possible to go through life bleeding and unaware. I learned this once on a jog through my old neighborhood. 7 years had passed since I last saw the house that held so many memories…

The Fragile Mask I Hide Behind

When I was a little girl, I dreamt of what I would be when I grew up. A mom. Of 3 children. And why 3, as if this were the magical number, I don't know. I also wanted to be a…

"I'm in pain, but it's a beautiful pain"

“I’m in pain, but it’s a beautiful pain” was the recent response given when I asked a loved one how they were feeling after surgery. Obviously the pain from the surgery paled in comparison to the pain before. The pain…