I’ve Been Afraid of Changing….

Have you ever heard the song "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac? In the live version, Stevie Nicks begins it by saying "this is for you daddy." However, I have read that the song is more about relationships and sacrifices. And as of late, I find myself listening to this song, and thinking about my own life. … Continue reading I’ve Been Afraid of Changing….

Andy’s Story

We lost our dear friend Andy in January. I was approached by the producer from KWIT, our local public radio station, about writing a piece to honor our friend. Andy loved listening to public radio. 🙂 After several edits of a longer piece I wrote, we finally ended with the perfect story. At first, I … Continue reading Andy’s Story

The Reality of March 15th

March 15th has a sting to it. The kind like cold winter air hitting your warm face. A sting like a knife slowly pressed into your soul, never to be removed again. March 15th carries the weight of the world's saddest souls, and only casts shadows among the living on this day. March 15th is … Continue reading The Reality of March 15th

The Frailty of Life

Frail Our cat is pregnant. It has been such an exciting time for our family! The kids have been taking such good care of her. They make sure she eats enough, they have been rubbing her belly, and all that good stuff. They even were making bets on how many kittens she would have. This … Continue reading The Frailty of Life

A Letter to My Son – In Detention

Dear Son, Today is the day that you have been dreading for four days now. It will be a life changing event for you. You will serve one day in detention after school, and hopefully never be there again. I wanted to make sure that you knew how much I love you. I am so … Continue reading A Letter to My Son – In Detention

Terror Among Us

In light of yesterday's horrific events in Paris, everything seems so trivial now. The grocery shopping, the bills that need paid, the laundry, etc. Nothing seems to match the scale of importance as all of the lives senselessly taken yesterday. I have the same feelings that I had on 9/11. Same fear, same anger, same … Continue reading Terror Among Us

Am I Doing This Right?

This article is so important to read if you are a parent. If you're anything like me, you put so much pressure on yourself to be the "perfect" parent. Always questioning every choice and decision you have made. In the end, when our children are all grown, we will realize is was, and is, about … Continue reading Am I Doing This Right?

Self Absorbed

Don't turn around, your chance has past. Keep moving forward, or you'll never last.   All that's behind you, is over and done. Yet you came out a loser, when you thought that you'd won.   All those that cared, have long since moved on. You always took advantage, until their spirit was gone.   … Continue reading Self Absorbed

Rest In Peace Little Chicken….Sorry We Let You Down

Last night, right at dark, the kids and I heard our chickens making an awful sound. My son and youngest daughter ran out to the coop, only to come in the house with tears in their eyes. "Mom! There's feathers all over the place!" My heart sank. I already knew nothing good was going to … Continue reading Rest In Peace Little Chicken….Sorry We Let You Down

Contemplating Among the Tulips

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

Some Wounds Take Longer To Heal

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