The Five Minute Friday word for this week is grief. I’ve thought a lot about that subject this month as it is the anniversary not only of my oldest son’s birth but also his death. Not a day passes that we don’t miss him, but thinking of the good times bring memories alive.
Tears, Hard Conversations and Joy
Tears don’t usually come easy for me. I don’t always show the emotion, though sometimes tears well up in my eyes. Most of the time they disperse quickly and the feeling is gone. Sometimes they come pouring out but not for long. I’ve told […]
Time Doesn’t Stop: Learn to Enjoy Life
This post is an updated version of a post I wrote nearly four years ago. The poem was first published on my former blog May 3, 2015. It reminds us to slow down and enjoy life. We know that time is always ticking away. Sometimes […]
Lament: Grief Mingled with Joy
Writing is a good way for me to process my feelings and thoughts. There is lament, helplessness, surrender and joy all mixed together.
Grief: Thoughts from a Mother’s Heart
A tear silently rolls down my cheek as I sit here on the porch. Grief is strong. It is a beautiful day, albeit slightly cool. I miss Stephen.
Mourn: Grieve and Weep but Rise with Hope
Mourn is the word prompt for Day 24 of #write28days. As I thought about it, the first two stanzas of a poem begged me to write them down. The rest followed this afternoon, after a time of reading Scripture. MOURN BUT DO NOT LOSE […]
Grief, Recipes and Healing
Grief came over me like a flood Saturday morning. I was missing my mom and the tears came. I think it’s really the first time since she died that I’ve been able to let them flow. Though caring for her these past few years had its […]
She Walks to Find Her Own Path
She walks/Leaving green meadow behind/carefully moving her feet/unused to the dirt and twigs//She walks/Eyes full of tears/ on she goes…
Lament, A Lost Language
THE LANGUAGE OF LAMENT There was hardly a dry eye in the room. One by one men and women got up to read aloud a lament they had written. There were tears as we lamented for girls who are enslaved, for parents and grandparents […]
Looking back on the Month of May
May was a month with very fluctuating temperatures. Looking back our highs ranged from the eighties all the way down to the sixties!