Have it abundantly.

 It’s really hard sometimes. It’s hard to believe that life, now, can be abundant… When you are running out of money. Out of energy. Out of joy. 2016 was not the easiest year for us as a family. My mom had surgery that ended up handicapping her, requiring the family to pitch in for long ...

In memory.

22. November 2016 home&family, loss, photos, poetry 1
It was unexpected, his final departure. When he finally was granted his rest. You see, he was the best. The best at rides on his mower, The best tomato grower, The best at cast iron corn bread, Kisses on heads, And (most-of-the-time) at cards. He was the best at Christmas. The decorations were extravagant Yet ...

Remnants of 5

“she’s getting so big!” the lady says, putting a bulletin in my empty hand while looking at my daughter, who is holding the other. “i know!” i reply, inwardly bracing for the inevitable facing of follow-up comments and “demands.” a command to have… “number 2…!” she exclaims. “it’s time for number 2!” she sing-songs, her voice ...

endless grace

it’s been a couple of months ago now when a dear, dear man to me went home to be with his Jesus. i used to try and be brave at funerals, but i didn’t even bother at his.  i let my grief fall freely down my face, as my heart ached at my loss– at ...

why i write

several weeks ago, a friend challenged me to take a few moments to spell out and blog why it is i write.  i found the timing a bit ironic, considering that at that moment, i was taking a hiatus from writing.  oh, not because i wanted to.  i never really do… it was because beginning ...