Connection

Thursday morning at 5:31 a.m., I received a text that woke me up. It was from one of my best friends. She informed me that Chris Cornell had died. I sat up in bed and stared at that message for a good 5 minutes before it registered. And then I just flopped myself back into my pile of pillows and…

From Rory to Lorelai

If I could only watch one TV show for the rest of my life, it would be the Gilmore Girls. No contest. I started watching it in the year 2000 when it aired. I was immediately hooked. I loved everything about it. The sarcasm. The quick banter. The bestie relationship between mother and daughter, Lorelai and Rory. I imagined having…

Removed

It was summer 2009. I remember so little anymore, but I remember that summer so well. I was freshly divorced and trying hard to put my life back together. To add insult to injury, I was trying to learn how to manage raising two kids, one of whom has autism, on my own. So I attended Zion’s IEP meeting with…

Gifted

A few days ago, one of my old blogs popped up in my Facebook feed. It was the blog I wrote exactly one year ago this weekend. I wrote about how I had lost my voice, due to not using it for so long. What they say is true….if you don’t use it, you lose it. This is true with many things.…

What love means

This past weekend was wonderful. But it went by so quickly, it was almost a blur. Isn’t that always the way when we are with the ones we love? Saturday evening, my kids and I attended an outdoor barbecue at the home of some dear friends. It also served as a surprise engagement party, where I was asked to give…

Baller

Recently I signed my 14-year old daughter up for AAU basketball. Not familiar with AAU? AAU is a travel league that plays April through August. Anyone who signs up for this league knows that for 4 months of the year, it is your life. The tournaments. The driving. The practices. The driving. The excitement and the competition and the great…

Stuffed

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt   It is very hard for…