I became a Christian at some point in the 4th or 5th grade. I had started at a lil’ private school. It was the first I’d heard about God really. My babysitter was “Catholic”, and she took great pride in being a virgin, until she got married in a hurry... But, anyhow, I was so … Continue reading A Petition
I lay in bed next to my husband, the natural gap of a king sized bed and 15 years of marriage between us. I kid. It’s a happy gap, everybody needs their own space! Although the joy of one of our children lying between us was something we always treasured, and happens less and less … Continue reading Til breath do us part
All her life he told her, “The sun rises in the West and sets in the East.” Maria followed her father anywhere. Hung on his every word and instruction. He had taught her so much over the past few decades, a lifetime of lessons. Story after story from his youth. Moral after moral learned from … Continue reading Uncharted
September 2006 I lay in bed next to my husband. Tears streamed quietly down my face, until choking them back became unbearable, and I began to sob. Startled, he muted the game and turned to me. “Babe, what’s wrong?” And I didn't know until the words started coming out. “I don’t know why I’m crying. … Continue reading Pink or The Blues?
Human nature. Finite. Marked by beginnings and ends. Will do's and did's. Verb. Tense. We spend so much time stating, swearing, pinky-promising this, that or the other. Waiting... Tomorrow. No Matter What. We pine, and plan, and pray our motives into existence. I think about the past year,But I don’t want to think about it. … Continue reading No Matter What.
Last night I lost my Wedding ring. Well, I should say engagement ring; my wedding band hasn’t fit in months. The horror, I KNOW! I don't know what happened. I've gained like 10 pounds... Oh right. The ring! So I was sitting in the car in traffic, listening to Drake: In My Feelings; and I … Continue reading Something Lost
Sometimes when you snore, I rest my hand on your arm, in the valley between your elbow and bicep. One more deep breath, exhale, and you are still. The warmth of my palm persuades you to rest easy. My hand slips away, to hide under my cheek. Minutes pass, and I lay uneasily in the … Continue reading Persuasive Sleep
Everyday there’s a new movement. Some new headline to get caught up in. Sad thing is, some are important issues, or are related to important issues, but people–actors, models, politicians, and regular joe’s, alike–get caught up in their own personal, but also very PUBLIC, agendas. They don’t accomplish much of anything. The boycott is a … Continue reading Boycott
I cuddle back under the sheets on your side of the bed after you leave with the kids to school. It's always a lil warmer than my side, and it's better for my shoulder I say. Bunch the t-shirt you wore last night around my neck. The soft aroma of your cologne and Dove soap … Continue reading Comfy T-shirt
"You're welcome to sleep. We just ask that you fasten your seatbelt in a way that it is visible to the crew. We will not wake you. Also, please close your window shade, as we will be flying into the sun."Whoa. Seriously? Phrasing. Smh.But she was right, we were flying into something. I was looking … Continue reading Window Seat