Very well done 🙂 And insightful!
I used to beg him for his time. It was pathetic, really. It was as if he was the only person in my life, and I had to convince him that he wanted to spend time with me. I had to constantly beg for a bit of his time, which he mostly gave to his … Continue reading The Clock Is Still Ticking : Time Isn’t Waiting For You
Beautifully said ❤
Dearest Olivia Ruth,
I met your momma once at a police ball she helped to produce. We said hello, introduced ourselves, and parted ways. She had such a warm smile and a strong handshake – kind and strong. I didn’t know your momma well; in fact I only knew her name, but sweet girl I know you have a wonderful momma.
Your momma served her city, and oh did she serve. She served her city every day when she placed her duty weapon in her holster and her badge across her chest. She chose a profession that is founded on serving – serving and protecting the City of Omaha. Additionally, she chose to continue serving her city on her “off duty” time. Her community service is inspiring – and I’m sure the media is only reporting a portion of all the wonderful things she did and all countless people she made an…
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To shield you from the dangers, I try. To educate you to differentiate the lies. Broken myself, it is harder to hide. I'll lift you up, I'll never leave your side. My love is so strong, for you I would die.
Dinner is done, and the dishes are washed. Chores are complete, homework is finished. My son is playing a game with my youngest daughter, at her request. All is peaceful, for now, and I love this time of night. Through all of my tears of today, all of my feelings of failing at it all, … Continue reading Peace and Calm
It's very hard to admit when you have failed. It's even harder to admit when you have failed your child. Today is the day I am admitting that I wasn't as great as I thought I was. When we started homeschooling, my son was excelling in math in public school. He was always in the … Continue reading I Wasn’t Better
This weekend is the 75th annual tulip festival in Iowa. It's a really fun weekend where you get to learn about, and celebrate the Dutch heritage. There are tons of beautiful tulips in the city, and many activities. As a child, my family and I would go every year, and spend the whole day there. … Continue reading Contemplating Among the Tulips
Left to long for what won't be, racing thoughts in my mind. Perfectly meant to never be, maybe in another era of time.
I am convinced, as I have said many times before, that I was meant to be born in a different time. My focus today is on family. It seems that, in decades past, family was so much more important than it is now. I'm not just talking about siblings and parents, but all family.....grandparents, cousins, … Continue reading Family First?
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I was blessed in life to have, not just one mom, but two. My mom, that has been my mom for all of my 35 years, is wonderful. She always put my needs before hers, and has always loved me through all of the good and … Continue reading Mother’s Day
Today I am melancholy, to say the least. It is my dear friend Hilary's birthday, my childhood friend who passed away unexpectedly on Christmas. (See Too Young) She would have been 36.....I will be the same a month from today. I'm sure it doesn't help that it has been raining all day, with no end in … Continue reading Rainy Thoughts
Remember in my last post when I said we had lost a family member while he was in custody? (See Here). Something happened this weekend that I feel the need to write about, that relates to him. A little back story......he was a loving and caring person, whom everyone loved. He died tragically and suddenly, … Continue reading Some Wounds Take Longer To Heal