We Were Embraced by The Church

Because Dave (hubby) and I already had plans to meet with some family out of town today, we decided to try out the Saturday night service at church. And honestly, we had always done the second service on Sunday morning or nothing at all, but this time I just felt something pulling me to the…

#metoo

Spearmint. Porch swings. Garth Brooks. Sweet tea. Southern comfort settled in my bones and began a rot at the marrow.           “Baby, you’re sick.” You were — are — always will be my cancer. I married a man with soft hands so I could sleep without the lights.

Together, Somehow

If you know me, you know I cannot delve into the tragedies that surround us. I can’t do that (watch every news coverage and hear everyone’s opinion and stance), and be functional. I can either learn all the facts, read all the sides, and mass-empathize with the crushing loss, or be functional and go to work, be a…

Solace

Learning how to engage (in genuine interactions), with people has been a true struggle. I’ve created a world of distance, where every relationship and exchange is fabricated with the persona of someone “normal.” I (for the safety of my own identity and psyche), withhold who I am to ensure the other person leaves happy, fulfilled,…

Fireproof

This little snippet has given me greatly needed comedic relief over the past couple of years, especially during my final year at university. I was constantly in the state of “what next, what should I be doing?” and living in sheer panic. Unfortunately, this isn’t something exclusive to college students; it doesn’t just disappear miraculously…