The start…

It has been a FULL 3 years.  I realized that in the deep part of my heart as I read over my journals the last couple of weeks.  That will be another blog post.  I need some more time to marinate on it. As I was reading through my journals, this fell out…   Probably written in 2005 it says… In 2005, I was living in Virginia Beach.  I was in a Doctoral program for Clinical Psychology.  I had spent the year before at Boston College in a Master’s program... Read More

Looking Back and Dreaming Forward…

There is a day and a half left in 2013.  Tomorrow night, I will celebrate with people whom I love and sing a song to which I don’t totally know words.  I will drink champagne. I bought a new shirt.  I will laugh and reminisce.  I will try not to have too high of expectations on the evening so I don’t end up disappointed and annoyed. 2013 was a tough and a wonderful year.  In terms of tough…My Dad got cancer.  My Grandaddy went to heaven.  I have joy for... Read More

Sadie…

I have a friend named Meghan.  She is a gift to me.  She is wise beyond her years.  She laughs with abandon.  She challenges me in love so that I am able to have ears to hear.  She has adventure in her smile and tight arms when the world hurts.  She, truly, is a gift to me. I was blessed to walk with her through the season of deciding with her husband Jacob to have children.  It is an honored place to be…the place of sharing hearts around creating life.  Just under... Read More

Pursue and Provide…

As y’all know, life since March has been hazy for me.  A fog of continual grief…mixed with the joy of life.  My last blog post gave you a taste of my thoughts on JOY and PAIN.  Updates on that precious baby girl will come in my next post.  She is still fighting and what a sassy fighter she is!  My Daddy is officially in remission.  I am grateful.  I would like him to live at least another 20 years. There is NEVER enough time with those that we love.  NEVER. Today’s... Read More

JOY and PAIN…

I’ve been thinking lately about the year in which I lived in Boston. I thought it was my toughest year ever.  I was heartbroken, far from home, skinny, depleted and exhausted.  Yet, it was that Spring that I learned that tulips can grow up through snow.  All those brilliant colors emerging out of deep snow banks, and then reaching courageously toward the sky.  It was a miraculous show, especially following the coldest winter I’d ever known…cold both in weather and in... Read More

My Grandaddy…

My Granddaddy passed away this past Tuesday morning.  We laid his body to rest yesterday.  Family and friends came from all over to join us as we celebrated his life. There were laughter and tears, hunting stories and love stories…we all embraced and held hands.  I don’t have words adequate enough to describe who my grandaddy was or how he lived his life.  Lucky for me, my brother is quite gifted at that.  So…below I am placing a link to my brother’s... Read More

Forgiveness…

Last night, at the end of a long and deep spring cleaning day, I decided to do some work on my computer.  With spring cleaning being on my mind, I decided to clean off my computer.  As I was doing that, I found a blog post that I wrote a while ago…not even totally sure how long.  Two years maybe.  It reminded me of how much I love my friend…and how difficult it is to forgive when I’m hurt.  I hope you enjoy it…Oh, and I am still working on forgiving... Read More

UNWRITTEN

My brother has a new novel coming out.  May 7th.  It is his 9th novel. If you ask him which of his novel’s is his favorite, he tells you that he can’t.  He says something like, “It’s like lining up my 3 boys and asking me which one I love the most.”  I have been the same way.  I haven’t had a favorite…until NOW. Being the sister of a writer has its perks. One of them is that I get to read his novels early.  If you are jealous, don’t... Read More

yad vashem…

“And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name (a “yad vashem”)… that shall not be cut off.” ~ Isaiah, chapter 56, verse 5 According to their website:  “As the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust, Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past and imparts its meaning for future generations. Established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the... Read More

i’m late…

i’m late.  i’m late…for a very important date… i am  late.  i know.  i am sorry.  i promised you that i would finish the ISRAEL posts and i took a 2 month break.  it is not you.  it is me.  i didn’t know it but i needed a break.  all of that experiences and movement in my heart plus life being summer crazy put a hold on my writing. so, this is my apology.  i hope you will take it.  i mean it. and, i am working on the end of those ISRAEL... Read More

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