Mamas Never Forget Their Babies…

If God almighty were to sit in judgment of me the way that my daughter has, then I would be damned to hell for all of eternity. Of this, I am certain…. Actually, I am only teasing. But, I was surprised by a little exchange between me and my daughter…

Walls

  We all build walls.  Even the politicians talk about building walls.  We think that they will protect us.  But do they? Janie had built some pretty impressive walls.  I did not know if I could scale the walls that she had erected.  She was so hidden away. The next…

First Meeting

The first time that I saw Janie, she sat as far into the corner as she could.  She was pleasant and silent.  If asked a question, she was able to respond in three words or less.  It was impressive. I was facilitating an expressive/creative writing class at the county…

Jail House Conversion

The author, psychologist and theologian, John Bradshaw says that the first three steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) restore order between me and God.  The second set of steps restore order within me, the third set of  steps restore order between me and my family and the final three steps restore…

The Miracle of Life

I like to read obituaries and month or so back, I read one about a man who served with the Navy during World War II as a doctor.  He was on the ship that treated soldiers who had been wounded on Omaha Beach during D-day. Very Impressive. Well, it…

Blessed by ‘the Village’

I became a mother on Mother’s day, twenty-seven years ago. My son came into this world at eight and one half pounds, twenty-one inches long.    Little did I know or understand the weight of a new life. But, from those early days, when I went to…

Aging

I have always wanted a VW Beetle convertible.  And, I’ve got a birthday, anniversary and Mother’s day all coming up together within a five day period.  (This is where I wish I had emoji’s.) I test drove one a few weeks ago.  The young…

Defining Life

Close to twenty years ago, a client called my husband’s office and wanted to set up an appointment for a Tuesday at ten a.m. to breed her mare.  I knew this client and I was pretty sure that we hadn’t seen her mare to prepare…

Can We Talk About Selfies?

I used to facilitate a creative/expressive writing class in the county jail.  Often I would give each inmate a story starter to get the creative juices flowing.  A story starter is usually just a sentence–any sentence.  Sometimes, I would flip open a book and randomly pick any…

Make my Dinner, Woman…

Happy Sunday! Photo Credit to my good friend, Joni and her mini donks, Harley and Mercy…