I May Not Even Know You Yet

I heard a new song this week call “Prayed For You.”  It was so simple and beautiful. It told a story about someone that prayed for their forever partner, spouse, long before they showed up. Before they even knew one another. It shook me. I couldn’t decide why it shook me so hard. Then, I…

Identity

My reminder of my identity in this world; Mom: Scared. I worry endlessly. I put away the endless worry and put on a front of confident and capable.  I give advice, from a place of vulnerable understanding.  And I worry in the same breath that I have never really known…still don’t know what my kids…

Dear Jeff, I Love You.

Dear Jeff, I love you. I love the way you love me.  I love the way you love our girls. I love the way you see the world. Nobody sees it just like you do. Dear Jeff, I love you. I love your hands. They are more precious than gold. They hold the scars and…

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

I am struggling. Hard. I have been for quite a while now, and it has come out in parts and pieces, but I think I am finally landing on the actual “thing.”  I am sure most parents, and people that live, can relate. There is some inner dialog that sounds like “I do everything for…

A Bonus #6

Sometimes you get a Monday morning bonus on the list. Because sometimes the dog being at the groomer for a long while AND a good coffee is the right way to start a new week….or start a new week over again after the dog nervously relieved himself, filling your shoes while being dropped off at…

Agree To Be Kind

You see, I have a few friends. Some of them are left and some of them are right, all of them lovely and valid. When we get together sometimes we talk about our beliefs and politics, and often we get into how <Insert 10 eye roll emojis> our spouses are. And our kids, don’t even…

Potato Leek and Toilet Seat Sausage Soup

Yep. You read it right.  Hungry? Toilet seat sausage. You know.  The kind you find by the lunch meat, next to the prepackages sausages. The one that is shaped exactly like a toilet seat.  Some call it kielbasa, or smoked sausage, but here we call it toilet seat sausage; named appropriately, many years ago, by…