Category: Random

Normal

Raising kids is hard. Raising a child with any kind of special needs is harder. Even when there are two supportive and loving parents, it is tough. I’m not just a single parent, I’m actually an only parent…meaning that I have raised two kids without the other parent being involved. I have always been very concerned about the long-term effect…

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…

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…

There’s no place like home

I couldn’t wait to leave my hometown when I was 18. In my opinion, Greenfield was the most boring and backwoods place on earth. I saw the same people all the time. I did the same things every day. I was young and knew everything, and all I wanted was to get out of there and see the world. Travel.…

Nine

Sometimes on Sunday mornings, I just sit and stare at this blank canvas…thinking of all the beautiful and insane things I could impart to you today. I recollect stories. Some are joyous. Some are hilarious. Some are unspeakably painful. This morning the memories are flooding in…as I am missing my grandpa. He left us 9 years ago today. I wish…

Lost

A few days ago in a classic yours-truly klutz-fest moment, I dropped my $650 iPhone directly into the toilet. I screamed as I dove in after it, ripped off the case, dried it feverishly, and even put it under the hair dryer. I thought I had saved it. It wouldn’t ring for a day or so, but all of the…