Tag: divorce

Layers

Several years ago, I acquired a set of two matching, handmade floor lamps. They fell right out of the 70’s. Hard. They are extremely heavy, and appear to be made of some kind of real wood. I brought them home because they reminded me of my childhood and my parent’s groovy living room. I liked the feel of the lamps, but…

Snowfall

My sister loves snow globes. She has a good-sized collection of them. So a few weeks ago when I was out shopping, and I saw the perfect, glittery goodness shining like a beacon in the night, I knew it would be the perfect Christmas present. When I picked it up, the heavens split open and the angels burst forth in…

Thirteen

The year was 2003. My daughter had just turned 1, and I was in the midst of trying to save an exhausting and abusive marriage. I’d been feeling excessively drained and cranky, so I scheduled an appointment with my OBGYN to discuss post-partum depression. While I was there, they did a routine pregnancy test. Positive. I felt as though I’d…

A Month in the Life

May 8 Here it is, Sunday evening once again. The kids have spent their typical Sunday afternoon with their papa, only this time I was invited along too. We spent two hours in a movie theatre laughing together and munching popcorn. That probably sounds strange to most….the five of us sitting there together. The kids, their papa, their step-mom…..and me.…

Softening

For many years my kids have grown up without their Papa in their lives. I never understood it. But I was hurt, frustrated and angry that he chose to stay away. Recently though, Papa hired an attorney to seek some port of re-entry into our kid’s lives. Due to Zion’s autism I felt Papa needed extensive training on how to…

Mediation

About 3 years ago, after Papa and I had been split up for 5 years, he filed a petition to amend parenting time asking for joint custody. I hired an attorney, we went to mediation, and my proposal was refused. It was decided that the matter would go to court. For whatever reason, Papa decided to withdraw the petition. My…