Sally.

This was originally written in June, 2012. There are a lot of things I learned from Sally. The older I get, and the further away I've come from that special relationship, the more those lessons resonate and come into focus. Here is my Sally story: After Steve and I separated in 2002, I spent a…

The Non-Anniversary.

A note to my 21-year-old self, on what would have been your 26th Anniversary. I can still picture you sitting on blue carpet in your veil and flannel shirt. Sitting in your sister’s old bedroom, leaning against the bed. I remember your doubts that day. I remember how you dried your tears, squared your shoulders,…

Happy Holidays.

In the last two weeks I had road trips with the same co-worker and he loves Christmas. He loves holiday music. Which lead me to ask "what do you love about christmas". And I swear to you his eyes sparkled and he lit up and told me. And he asked why I didn't love Christmas.…

Letting go.

When Taylor was born and her first Christmas came around I went out and got her a Baby's First Christmas ornament from Hallmark. In fact, I think I got two. And most years afterwards, minus a few years here and there, after the holiday I would take the kids out and let them pick out…

flying.

Im gradually going to be bringing some of my older pieces from blogspot over here. This is from August of 2011. so. i've been wanting to write my daughter a letter that sort of sums up everything i'm feeling about her leaving for school. more like how i feel about her graduating from hs. going…