Category Archives: Family

Roller Coaster

January has probably been more like a minefield in the middle of the beach than a roller coaster, but somehow that seems too raw. Which is how I feel right now. Too raw. I’ve worked really hard at not stopping … Continue reading

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Say Cheese

I called my Mom on the holiday. Same as I always do – late enough that I knew most people were gone from their house so we could have a chance to chat. I asked, as was my usual, if … Continue reading

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Heart of the Home

I cooked dinner for my parents last night. It’s far from the first time I’ve cooked for them, but it was the first time I cooked for them while hosting them in my own home. Strange the difference that makes. … Continue reading

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Living Away

I cried the first time they drove away. On a college campus, with activities to go to, in the room I shared with my sister, and still the tears dripped down my face as they drove home. Like homing pigeons, … Continue reading

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Blessed Be Your Name

I haven’t written much about my faith here over the last few years. There’s a lot to say about that, but the reality is that I’m not ready to say all of it. What I know is that life is … Continue reading

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Betwixt

Balance. Fight to keep it all even. Wonder what that means. Lean. First one way, love conquers all. Then the other, some things cannot be unsaid. Ache. Fairness is your favorite. Never accept that life isn’t fair. Rage. Find sympathy … Continue reading

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For Love of Family

Family. The joke goes that you can’t live with or without them. It’s true, but it’s never the whole picture. One of my earliest memories is of one of my older sisters turning off the light in the bathroom on … Continue reading

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