Tag: Friendship

It’s All Relative…

  I’ve struggled for years with feeling shame for feeling pain at the lack of everything I received when I needed everything the most.  Compared to so many others my neglect was minimal.  The emotional abuse was a blip compared to the sexual and…

Family Secrets

Every family has them, right?  It’s just how things happen in this American culture, especially in the generation before mine, which I often call the “sweep it all under the rug” generation.

The last sunrise of the year…

    As I look out my window at the last sunrise of the year, I can’t help but think of all of the good stuff  of 2015 – and, of course, some of the bad stuff of 2015, that I want to change…

Brainstorm

  Usually when I post on my blog it’s because He’s put something on my heart to share in hopes that others who struggle with the same junk will be encouraged, or at the very least, not feel so alone.  Today I’m just feeling…

Destiny’s Project

I’ve been in the desert for about 8 years now… Just before we left Michigan in 2007, our church fell apart in a painful, ugly split, my family of origin began the “dysfunctional disenfranchisement” (as I fondly refer to it), our closest friends seemed to…

Insanity…

Today I posted this on my fb page: It’s okay to say enough is enough and not be shamed out of it to make it “easier” for others. John 5:1-14 I was talking to myself.  I was standing for my Honey.  I was reaching…

Houses of Cards and Undersized Shoes

Typically coming into one’s own is thought to happen sometime in one’s early 20’s.  We leave the secure (or often unsecure) nest of our parents.  We see that other people live differently, the world is a big amazing place and we shift our way…

…………………… HIS………………….

  Opinionated, educated, sensitive strong, a leader, fragile “That girl’s got moxie!” Betrayed by her sisters Shunned by her brothers “That woman’s a Bitch!” Shame, Fear, Loneliness Strength, Peace, Frailty “That child is mine.”

I am his and he is mine…

This is a HUGE year for me. I had my 50th birthday in January and in just a bit more than a month my Honey and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. I have been married to him ½ of my entire life!  …

Forgiving that little brat…

I find that whenever I write about my childhood or almost anytime before I was a “grownup,” I have a tendency to apologize for who I used to be, almost as if I was her just yesterday.  I still feel HUGE shame for the person I…

Friendship, Motherhood, Girl Struggles…

I’ve been avoiding writing on my blog because I’m feeling a little like once I get started, I might just vomit my junk all over the place, and, really, who wants to be on the receiving end of that?!  So, I’m apologizing in advance…

Happy dia de las madres

Or is it?…. Not for everyone. Some moms are geographically or emotionally far from their children. Some have lost their children – in death, by estrangement, to others. Some have not been able to conceive, don’t feel called to adopt or simply don’t choose…

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