For My Daughter

When I look back upon your life I am reminded of many “firsts”: The first time I held you; your first smile; your first tooth; your first steps; your first day of school; your first… Continue reading

The Hill

I remember fondly a day that the kids and I went over to the reservoir to enjoy the weather. The kids were rolling down the hill and having a blast! Down they would… Continue reading

Lunch Table

From the time my children were very young I have given a handful of what they call speeches. I prefer the term impassioned pleas, but whatever the title, there are some lessons that… Continue reading


The house is quiet. My curtain is open and sunshine pours in and warms my feet. My feet. As I stare at them I am overcome by a sense of foreboding. . A… Continue reading

Out of Place

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. CRPS, formerly known as RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System, and more specifically, the Sympathetic Nervous System. CRPS pain is ranked… Continue reading

The Base of The Falls

I love visiting the Niagara Falls! I like to close my eyes and imagine what it must have been like for the Native Americans who lived there, before it became a tourist attraction:… Continue reading


My daughter saw a girl do this trick and hold it for what seemed like an hour. My girl was determined to do the same. For hours she flipped and flopped. I wonder… Continue reading


verb Have in or be able to bring to one’s mind an awareness of (someone or something that one has seen, known, or experienced in the past). On Sunday, I took Communion and… Continue reading

Iced Moon

Originally posted on xocindilou:
There can be such beauty in simple things. I continue to search for the beauty in every day. Even cold, dark ones.

Light in the Dark

When I realized that I could no longer safely work with children, a job I loved, a piece of me was broken. I felt a darkness I had never known begin to engulf… Continue reading