one single word

What was going on? Yes, they lost the game and I knew he was extremely disappointed, but this sophomore in high school and quarterback of the football team was not one to cry in public. I was working the concession stand, selling snacks and laughing with other parents and the abundance of those that always... Continue Reading →

the true you

I sat poolside in this Mexican resort town and noticed a tingling clearness in my head and my breathing start to slow down and get deeper. It felt like a watch that had been ticking too fast, suddenly being reset to the correct tempo - an invisible rebooting of my soul. I recently heard the... Continue Reading →

an unbreakable bond

I rolled over restlessly at the first morning light and spotted the thick, folded pile of papers that had been pushed under my door.  My heart dropped to my feet and I jumped up to grab them.  For an eighth of a second I thought - did he run away? did he hurt himself? -... Continue Reading →

a legacy of love

What do you think people will say about you after you’re gone?  What do you want to be remembered for? What will your legacy be? Back in high school, my classmates and I once had a homework assignment to write our own obituaries.  I remember hating that requirement and feeling that it was extremely morbid,... Continue Reading →

my happy place

Seeing his arm, waving like a windshield wiper out of his enormous truck, woke me from my buoyant reverie.  I was singing along to “Beautiful” by MercyMe with Marina by my side, and admiring the bright sun, fall colors and cornflower blue sky, when we slowed to make a left turn. There was unending traffic... Continue Reading →

a wing and a prayer

Being petrified of flying has it's advantages. Okay, yes, certainly "advantages" is an overstatement, but there is ONE reason that I'm thankful for my intense fear. When I'm up in the clouds and my heart is hammering in my chest, I can pray to God for hours on end, which is exactly what I did... Continue Reading →

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