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…